The Georgetown Difference

Invested in providing a transformative experience through training, resources, and personalized career strategies in order to equip you to reach your career aspirations.

Unique Program Features

Online Program

The Executive Master’s program is online, with the exception of a 3-day onsite residency held in the D.C. area during the 5th course.

16-month program

As a full-time student, you will complete the program within 16 months.


Courses are taught by well-respected faculty who are leaders in the fields of patient safety, quality improvement and healthcare leadership.

Tools for Implementation

Gain real-world knowledge and tools that can be utilized within your organization immediately.

The EMCQSL program is in collaboration with MedStar Health is administered by Biomedical Graduate Education at Georgetown University.


The Executive Master’s program seeks to transform motivated healthcare professionals who are optimally prepared to compete nationally for healthcare leadership positions. The EMCQSL program will facilitate this transformation through an engaged learning experience, that leverages content experts in the field, within a learning environment that promotes advanced discipline competence, thus creating a dynamic learning experience enriched by evidence-based practice and high impact scholarship.


The EMCQSL program aspires to be one of the premier patient safety and clinical quality program’s in the country as recognized by current students, alum, community and other healthcare industry stakeholders. 


Consistent with our mission and vision statements, the EMCQSL program was built upon the following values:

  • Diversity, equality and inclusion
  • Integrity
  • Collaboration
  • Respect
  • Continuous improvement

Application Process

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