Health Care Quality and Safety, MS

Master of Science in Health Care Quality and Safety

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.

For more information on this program contact the program director,  Dr. Praphul Joshi at or 936-294-2767.

All of applications are submitted through the Apply Texas system and are processed by the Office of Graduate Admissions. 

Program Highlights

  • 36-credit hour program
  • 16-month cohort program beginning each fall semester
  • Both thesis and non-thesis options available
  • 100% online

Graduates of this program are prepared for opportunities such as: Clinical Research Project Manager Manager of Clinical Quality Improvement Compliance Officer Patient Safety Analyst Director, Medical Quality and Safety Performance Improvement Advisor Administrative Director Quality Director, Quality & Population Health Clinical Risk Manager Director, Data and Quality.

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