Take the Next Step: Become a Quality and Patient Safety Leader

Virtual Information Session - August 25

Executive Master's Program

Two unique track opportunities within the Executive Master's program!

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Executive Certificate Programs

Patient safety and quality management are disciplines in the healthcare sector.

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How to Apply

Learn about the application process and requirements.

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Why choose Georgetown University’s Executive Master’s in Clinical Quality, Safety & Leadership program?

16-month Online Program

Applied Real-World Curriculum

Career-Focused

Grow your network and study with others passionate about change

Learn directly from leaders shaping the patient safety and quality landscape

Earn the skills to sit for NAHQ’s Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality Exam

“Employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 32 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations.”

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm.

Career Opportunities

  • Director of Quality & Patient Safety
  • Medical Director & Patient Safety Officer
  • Director or VP of Performance Improvement
  • Director of Clinical Quality Improvement
  • Quality/Performance Improvement Specialist
  • Patient Safety Officer
  • Risk Manager

Want to see what the program is all about? You can watch an info session video here.


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


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


Start your Application Today!

Apply now or learn more about the required application documents, application deadlines, tuition, available financial assistance, and answers to admissions FAQs.

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

– Rosemary Gibson, author of Wall of Silence and Georgetown alumna