The Healthcare Quality and Safety (HQS) programs are designed for clinical and administrative professionals that are seeking to engage in a rigorous form for developing knowledge and skills needed to deploy quality- and safety-focused improvement projects in their organization while maintaining their professional and personal responsibilities.

We offer preparation to leaders in quality improvement and patient safety to meet the growing demand of transparent, highly efficient, excellent clinical care in two ways 1) an online Graduate Certificate and 2) an online Masters’ of Science in Healthcare Quality and Safety.

The HQS programs are housed in the Department of Health Services Administration (HSA) in the School of Health Professions. The HSA network is far and wide allowing HQS students and alums to connect and network across the globe.


No matter where you are in the world

Our programs are 100% online allowing you to complete the program at your own pace maximizing your time with your family while balancing your work demands.

No matter where you are in the world, you can be a part of the HQS experience.

We utilize the industry changing Canvas online learning management system to deliver high quality education to you. The Canvas interface is easy to use and can be accessed on a desktop, laptop, tablet, or smart phone. We believe that quality online learning is essential and are committed to providing you excellent online education exceeding course and program benchmarks for quality.



Our faculty have been leaders in the quality and safety disciplines for decades. Each faculty member brings unique insights into the classroom drawing upon their research expertise, corporate positions, board involvement, and consulting experience.


Who are HQS Students?

Simply put – just like you: individuals that thrive on lively debate and discussion with their peers.

The Healthcare Quality and Safety Programs are high quality, academically rigorous forms. Our multi-disciplinary methods of learning is influenced by active preparation of equipped students who can assess, analyze and act upon cases that are often complex and ambiguous in nature.

Our students’ professional experiences vary greatly; however, they all share the following common characteristics:

Operational Leadership

Our students have exceptional communication skills having the capacity and will to inspire their peers and employees.

Analytical Capacity and Desire

Our students utilize real life application to advance understanding and appreciation for data analytics which is a fundamental cornerstone of quality and safety.

Innovative Thinking

Our students engage in real-world projects that require critical analysis of their current environment and application of new designs and concepts to the organizational system.