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Advancing Care and Careers

We train leaders who transform healthcare.

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Healthcare leaders strive to build a reliable care delivery organization that improves itself, systematically and seamlessly, with each patient experience and transition. Our Executive Master’s and certificate program deliver an evidence-based education that allows you to achieve striking results in safety, quality, leadership and healthcare value.

Our Executive Master’s program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME), which distinguishes leaders in our field.

Transition Announcement

Effective July 1, 2024, our Executive Master’s and Certificate programs are moving from Biomedical Graduate Education (BGE) to the School of Health. This transition aims to better align the program with the expertise and resources available within the School of Health, ensuring an enhanced learning experience for all participants.
This transition will not affect the program’s students, curriculum, admissions, or faculty. To learn more about Georgetown’s School of Health, visit their website at If you have any specific questions about the transition, please get in touch with program leadership directly: Contact Us

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Transformative Education

Our students can apply lessons from our program immediately to their work, leading to better performance and patient outcomes.

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The Georgetown Difference

Faculty Experts

Learn directly from leaders shaping the patient safety and quality landscape.


Online master’s program with a three-day onsite in Washington, D.C.

Practical Curriculum

Take courses designed to benefit you in your current and future roles.

Master’s or Certificate?

Find the program that best fits your career goals and availability.

Executive Master’s ProgramExecutive Certificate Program
16 months (32 credits)6-8 months (12 credits)
3-day onsite in Washington, D.C.
(Visa provided if needed)
Fully online
Two tracks: Quality & Safety OR Human FactorsTwo tracks: Quality OR Leadership

Our curricula are built for healthcare professionals: You can complete your program without interrupting your career. The knowledge and experiences you’ll gain will equip you to obtain industry certifications and take on new leadership roles.

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We collaborate with NAHQ to provide competency-based healthcare quality content. Upon completing the course, students can sit for the Certified Professional Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) certificate examination. The CPHQ designation is recognized by the industry as the gold standard for healthcare quality and is being sought after by more employers.

The Executive Master’s in Clinical Quality, Safety, and Leadership is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME).

This program is innovative and bold; exactly what is needed in healthcare.

Rosemary Gibson, author of Wall of Silence and Georgetown alumna

Students & Alumni

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Christina VanBuren

“I want to bring the best quality and safety to the patients that walk into the hospital where I work.”

Christina VanBuren, 2022 Federal Academic Alliance Scholarship Recipient
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“The best investment you can make is in yourself, so find a program that resonates with you, helps you improve your professionalism, and positively impacts your personal life.”

Umair Jarral (’22)
Steven Coffee

“When I was deployed in December 2019, I was afraid I was going to have to stop taking classes. … But my professors were more than accommodating to my situation.”

Steven Coffee (’21)

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