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, including 6 credits in research coursework, 9 credits in strategic leadership courses, and 21 credits in the field of emergency medical services.
Up to 6 credits of previously earned graduate-level course work may be accepted as transfer credit. Official transfer credit evaluations are conducted for admitted students only.
|Graduate research courses|
|HSCI 6263||Biostatistics Transl Research|
|HSCI 6264||Epidemiology Translational Res|
|Strategic leadership courses|
|HSCI 6223||Topics -Health Care Leadership|
|HSCI 6240||Issues & Trends in Health Syst|
|HSCI 6241||The Health Care Enterprise|
|Emergency medical services courses|
|EHS 6201||Response /High Impact Emergenc|
|EHS 6203||Legal&RegltryOblig/Emer Svcs|
|EHS 6210||EMS Systems Design and Analysis|
|EHS 6274||Health Economics and Finance|
|HSCI 6212||Teaching Strategies in the Health Professions|
|HSCI 6213||Curriculum Development in the Health Professions|