BBJ TeaserThe Healthcare Quality and Safety programs is home to the #1 graduate certificate at UAB. Graduate School figures reveal 1 of every 3 UAB certificates delivered is earned by HQS graduate students.

Whether your goal is the certificate or the degree, we provide you unique, multidisciplinary approaches to the analysis and solution of complex problems. These programs prepare you to deploy quality- and safety-focused strategies for your organization.

HQS Master's Degree

Totally online. 36 hours in only 3 semesters. All HQS Certificate hours apply toward earning your Master's.

HQS Graduate Certificate

Totally online. Only four courses. HQS Graduate Certificate courses will be taught in multiple terms to allow program admission in fall and spring semesters.

So Why HQS?

HQS programs are high quality, academically rigorous forums for developing the individual knowledge and skills you need to conduct clinical practice and non-clinical process improvement projects in a complex medical environment.

Congratulations Certificate Graduates!

HQS Graduate Certificate 5th CohortHQS Graduate Certificate 5th CohortSunday, December 6, 2015, we graduated our 5th UAB Graduate Certificate cohort from the Healthcare Quality and Safety programs. The program, which originally began in the UAB Health System and is known on campus as the UAB Medicine Quality Academy, saw 26 people receive their certificates.

“This is truly a special group as they have not only recognized the need for better health care but they have taken the initiative to educate themselves and improve the care they deliver,” said Deirdre McCaughey, director, UAB Healthcare Quality and Safety programs.

Since inception in 2013, 130 people have earned the Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Quality and Safety. This is the #1 graduate certificate earned at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, making up 1 of every 3 certificates delivered.

The private graduation ceremony was held at the UAB School of Health Professions Executive Learning Center.