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I work full time, will I be able to take the courses?

Yes! Our programs have been developed with the working professional in mind.

Does the HQS Graduate Certificate qualify for federal financial aid?

No. The Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Quality and Safety does not qualify for federal financial aid.

Does the Master of Science in HQS qualify for federal financial aid?

Yes. The Master of Science in Healthcare Quality and Safety qualifies for federal financial aid. You can connect with UAB’s financial aid office for more information.

Do I have to take the GRE or GMAT?

No. We do not require any standardized test for admission to our programs.

Can I start the program without being admitted?

No. Our program is a cohort model which helps learners build relationships with their colleagues and faculty.

What kind of grades do I need to graduate?

You must have a GPA of 3.0 to graduate. A student who receives two grades of “C”, or a grade of “F” on any course taken in pursuit of the degree will be dismissed from the program.

Is the program accredited?

The University of Alabama at Birmingham, including the Healthcare Quality & Safety programs, is accredited by a regional accrediting body, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. We are certified program by the Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) and are one of the first programs pursuing accreditation for the discipline of healthcare quality and safety in the future.