Executive Master's in Clinical Quality, Safety & Leadership

Take the next step, become a patient safety leader.
Join us on August 11th at 12pm EST for the next Executive Master's Info Session

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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Join us on August 11th at 12pm EST for a Live Info Session about the Executive Master’s & Certificate programs! Register today (new window)!

Grow your network and study with others passionate about change

Learn directly from the leaders who shaped the patient safety and quality landscape

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

Every person deserves to be served by a healthcare system that consistently delivers reliable performance, process improvement and systematic implementation with each care experience and transition. The Executive Master’s and Certificate programs will unleash a systematic, evidence-based education that will achieve striking results in safety, quality, leadership and healthcare value.

Georgetown’s Executive Master’s program offers two unique track opportunities

Quality & Safety Track

The Quality & Safety track will focus on healthcare policies, regulation and economics, along with how leaders are creating and leading sustainable change within healthcare.

Human Factors Track

The Human Factors track will instruct on prominent human factors engineering principles and methods, and apply them to real-world patient safety and quality issues, and provide relevant examples. Taught by faculty from MedStar’s National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare.


National Association for Healthcare Quality

Georgetown’s Executive Master’s in Clinical Quality, Safety and Leadership and the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) believe a coordinated, quality-competent healthcare workforce begins in the classroom. We have partnered with NAHQ to use their material as part of our CQSL503- Quality Improvements Methods course. Upon completion of the course you will be able to 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 being required by more employers.

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


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

– Rosemary Gibson, Author of Wall of Silence and Georgetown Alumna