Dual Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and Master of Science in Health Sciences in the Field of Clinical Management and Leadership

The online dual degree programs provide students with the knowledge, abilities, and vision to move health sciences organizations effectively into the future. For professionals who need to complete a bachelor's program but are also thinking about graduate study, the online dual degree program is a perfect fit! This multi-level dual degree program offers academically qualified individuals a seamless and accelerated pathway for completing both the online bachelor of science in health sciences and the online master of science in health sciences degrees.

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) and the Master of Science in Health Sciences (MSHS) in Clinical Management and Leadership. 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 science
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).
Required
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 strategic leadership courses
HSCI 6223Topics -Health Care Leadership *
HSCI 6240Issues & Trends in Health Syst *
HSCI 6241The Health Care Enterprise *

MSHS in Clinical Management & Leadership

The MSHS in Clinical Management and Leadership requires successful completion of an additional 27 credit hours of graduate coursework, including 6 credit hours in research.

Required
CML 6202Human Resource Development
CML 6203Health Info Quality & Outcomes
CML 6204Marketing Clinical Services
CML 6205CaseStudies/CliniclMgt&Ldrshp
CML 6274Health Economics and Finance
CML 6275Ldrshp&Change in Clinical Mgt
HSCI 6270Resear Meth Hlth Prof I
HSCI 6271Rsch Meth Hlth Prof II
Elective
One of the following:
HCQ 6201Building a Quality Culture
HCQ 6202Health Care Quality Landscape
HCQ 6203Quality Improvement Science
HCQ 6204Health Care Quality Analysis
HCQ 6205Patient Safety Systems
HSCI 6263Biostatistics Transl Research
HSCI 6264Epidemiology Translational Res

Credit for HSCI 6223 Topics -Health Care Leadership, HSCI 6240 Issues & Trends in Health Syst, andHSCI 6241 The Health Care Enterprise is applied to both the BSHS and MSHS degrees.

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)