The 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.