Degree Program Overview

The Master of Science in Health Care Quality and Safety program is an executive degree program designed to prepare busy health care professionals for leadership roles in the quality and safety areas in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, and other health care organizations.

Professionals in health care quality and safety manage the strategic and operational aspects of quality operations; establish goals and standards; lead the quality improvement programs; provide training and coaching in quality improvement tools and techniques; develop, implement and monitor measures to assess quality performance; direct organization-wide quality initiatives including the National Patient Safety Initiatives; and direct ongoing monitoring of accreditation survey readiness activities.

This is a 16-month cohort program with a new cohort beginning each fall semester. The program will require 36 credit hours and will have a thesis option and a non-thesis option. Classes will be offered online. Applicants with healthcare work experience in clinical or non-clinical settings are preferred.

The program begins accepting applications for each Fall cohort on September 1 of the preceding year. All of our applications are submitted through the Apply Texas system and are processed by the Office of Admissions.

Program Breakdown

Brief breakdown of the type, or types, of degree available, their length, available enrollment, and estimated cost.
Category Degree Summary
Catalog Entry Master of Science (MS)
Length 36 Credit Hours
Enrollment Fall
Costs Rates Per Semester
Admission Requirements Application Materials

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: June 30

Please note that application deadlines will occasionally change. Please contact your academic advisor (listed in the contact section) for confirmation on application deadlines.

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