Executive Master's in Clinical Quality, Safety & Leadership

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

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

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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.

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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).

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 and have teamed up to provide you with access to impactful content rooted in principles of patient safety and waste reduction.

After completion of course CQSL503- Quality Improvement Methods you will be able to take your education a step further by sitting for NAHQ’s coveted Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality® (CPHQ) certification examination. The only accredited certification in healthcare quality, the CPHQ designation is recognized by the industry as the gold-standard and is increasingly preferred or required by employers.

NEW! Starting in Fall 2021 Georgetown’s Executive Master’s program is offering two unique track opportunities!

Georgetown University’s Executive Master’s in Clinical Quality, Safety and Leadership will now offer two track options for all students.  Both courses will require courses CQSL501-505 and all capstone courses CQSL601-607. 

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.

Quality & Safety Elective Courses

  • CQSL506-Policy Regulation and Economics and 
  • CQSL507- Creating and Leading Sustainable Change.

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.

Human Factors Elective courses 

  • CQSL508- Human Factors Core Principles  
  • CQSL509- Human Factors Core Methodology and Applications.

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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