Master of Science in Health Sciences in the Field of Emergency Medical Services Leadership

The master of science in health sciences in the field of emergency medical services leadership program is intended to develop leadership competencies necessary for a successful career in emergency medical services (EMS). The combination of courses is designed to build expertise in leadership, creative problem-solving, team-building, clinical decision-making, and management. Through the EMS programs at GW, students:

  • Develop interdisciplinary management and leadership skills necessary to manage administrative-level responsibilities within a local, regional, state, or federal EMS agency;
  • Acquire the necessary tools and skills to assume the roles and responsibilities within a multidisciplinary team;
  • Leverage regulatory guidelines, organizational strategies, and resources when providing emergency medical services within a community or special population;
  • Analyze processes and evaluation practices to support an EMS culture of safety;
  • Build a broad foundation from which to assess and respond to trends in emergency medical services and health sciences;
  • Demonstrate proficiency in written communication skills necessary to perform as a professional within the field of emergency medical services and to progress to graduate-level work.

Specific admission requirements are shown on the Graduate Program Finder.

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 36 credits.

Graduate research courses
HSCI 6263Biostatistics Translational Research
HSCI 6264Epidemiology Translational Research
Strategic leadership courses
HSCI 6223Topics in Health Care Leadership
HSCI 6240Issues and Trends in the Health Care System
HSCI 6241The Health Care Enterprise
Emergency medical services courses
EHS 6201Response to High Impact Emergencies
EHS 6203Legal, Regulatory, and Ethical Issues in Emergency Medical Services Leadership
EHS 6210EMS Systems Design and Analysis
EHS 6274Health Economics and Finance
EHS 6275Leadership and Change in Emergency Medical Services
HSCI 6212Teaching Strategies in the Health Professions
HSCI 6213Curriculum Development in the Health Professions