Master of Science in Health Sciences in the Field of Health Care Quality

The master of science in health sciences in the field of health care quality program is designed to meet an emerging demand for quality and patient safety specialists who have the capacity and competence to grow and sustain a culture of continuous improvement at all levels and within every sector of the health care delivery system. The program helps prepare graduates for quality and patient safety leadership, management, and research positions within health care organizations or policy agencies. Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Develop, implement, and evaluate quality and patient safety improvement initiatives;
  • Cultivate strategies to lead organizational change toward a quality-focused culture;
  • Translate national quality expectations into daily operations;
  • Apply processes and tools to measure, analyze, and interpret quality improvement data;
  • Design and implement information technology systems to support quality assurance;
  • Conduct research to drive clinical and operational decision-making.

Specific admission requirements are shown on the Graduate Program Finder.


The following requirements must be fulfilled: 36 credits in required courses.

Required
Graduate research courses
HSCI 6263Biostatistics Translational Research
HSCI 6264Epidemiology Translational Research
Professional courses
CML 6203Health Information Quality and Outcomes
HSCI 6223Topics in Health Care Leadership
HSCI 6241The Health Care Enterprise
Health care quality courses
HCQ 6200Introduction to Health Care Quality
HCQ 6201Building a Quality Culture
HCQ 6202Health Care Quality Landscape
HCQ 6203Quality Improvement Science
HCQ 6204Health Care Quality Analysis
HCQ 6205Patient Safety Systems
HCQ 6275Leadership and Change