Dual Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences in Clinical Management and Leadership and Master of Science in Health Sciences in Health Care Quality

This multi-level dual degree program offers academically qualified individuals a seamless and accelerated pathway for completing both the bachelor of science in health sciences (B.S.H.S.) in clinical management and leadership and the master of science in health sciences (M.S.H.S.) in health care quality. Undergraduate and graduate degrees are conferred sequentially, with the B.S.H.S. awarded upon completion of 120 credits (9 of which are taken for graduate credit). The M.S.H.S. is awarded following completion of an additional 27 credits of graduate coursework.

This multi-level dual degree program offers academically qualified individuals a seamless and accelerated pathway for completing both the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS) in Clinical Management and Leadership and the Master of Science in Health Sciences (MSHS) in Health Care Quality. Undergraduate and graduate degrees will be conferred sequentially, with the BSHS awarded upon completion of 120 credits (nine of which are taken for graduate credit). The MSHS is awarded following completion of an additional 27 credits of graduate coursework.

BSHS in Clinical Management & Leadership

The BSHS with a major in Clinical Management and Leadership is a degree completion program that requires successful completion of 120 credit hours, divided into three degree components, 60 credits of which must be completed at GW. Up to 60 credits of coursework may be transferable from coursework taken elsewhere.

The following requirements must be fulfilled:
60 credits of general education and advanced standing including:
3 credits of English composition
4 credits of natural or physical science with lab
6 credits of social sciences
3 credits of humanities
44 credits of advanced standing*
*Additional academic coursework. Non-traditional credit sources may be considered on a case-by-case basis (i.e. military coursework, credit-by-exam, and non-college based health programs).
Requirements for the major:
At least 60 credits of GW coursework including:
Health Sciences Distance Education Courses
CML 2140Mgt of HR in Health Sci Org
CML 2141Planning&Mktg/Health Sciences
CML 2142Financial Mgt/Health Sciences
CML 2143Current Issues/Hlth Sci Mgt
CML 4144Seminar/Health Sci Leadership
HSCI 2103Health Policy and the Health Care System
HSCI 2104Management of Health Science Services
HSCI 2105Current Issus in Bioethics
HSCI 2107Health Care in Literature
HSCI 2108Quality Improvement in Health Care
HSCI 2112WWriting in the Health Sciences
HSCI 2113Informatics in the HSci
HSCI 2117Introduction to Statistics for Health Sciences
HSCI 4103Health Care Law/Regulation
HSCI 4105Case Studies in Health Care
HSCI 4106Intro to Epidemiology for HS
HSCI 4112WRsrch/Wrtng in Health Sciences
Graduate Research and Leadership Courses
HSCI 6223Topics -Health Care Leadership (*)
HSCI 6263Biostatistics Transl Research (*)
Health Care Quality Field
HCQ 6200Introduction to Health Care Quality (*)

MSHS in Health Care Quality

The MSHS in Health Care Quality requires successful completion of an additional 27 credit hours of graduate coursework, including 6 credit hours in research.

Research Core
HSCI 6263Biostatistics Transl Research (*)
HSCI 6264Epidemiology Translational Res
Professional Core
HSCI 6223Topics -Health Care Leadership (*)
HSCI 6241The Health Care Enterprise
Health Care Quality Field
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
CML 6203Health Info Quality & Outcomes

Course taken as an undergraduate and applied to both the BSHS and MSHS curriculum.

Transferring credits

Up to 60 credits of coursework may be transferable from coursework taken elsewhere. For an assessment on the transferability of your previous coursework, please contact the program office. Coursework will be evaluated for transfer using the following criteria:

  • College-level
  • Academic in nature
  • Completed at a regionally accredited institution
  • Earned with a grade of C or better (C- grades do not transfer)