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.

Required
Graduate research courses
HSCI 6263Biostatistics Transl Research
HSCI 6264Epidemiology Translational Res
Strategic leadership courses
HSCI 6223Topics -Health Care Leadership
HSCI 6240Issues & Trends in Health Syst
HSCI 6241The Health Care Enterprise
Emergency medical services courses
EHS 6201Response /High Impact Emergenc
EHS 6203Legal&RegltryOblig/Emer Svcs
EHS 6210EMS Systems Design and Analysis
EHS 6274Health Economics and Finance
EHS 6275Ldrshp&Change/EmergSvcsMgt
HSCI 6212Teaching Strategies in the Health Professions
HSCI 6213Curriculum Development in the Health Professions