MSHS in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management (Online)


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Program Description

The MSHS in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management requires successful completion of 36 credit hours.

MSHS Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management Courses (33 credit hours)

All courses are 3 credits unless otherwise noted.

  • CML 6202: Human Resource Development
  • CML 6275: Leadership and Change
  • COHM 6210: Strategic Communications
  • COHM 6215: Introduction to Clinical Public Health
  • COHM 6220: Finance for Healthcare Operations Specialists
  • COHM 6320: Informatics for Operational Leadership and Health Care Quality
  • COHM 6430: Healthcare Systems Operations
  • COHM 6465: Practicum
  • COHM 6470: Applications in Clinical Operations and Health Care Management
  • HSCI 6223: Topics in Healthcare Leadership
  • HSCI 6241: The Health Care Enterprise

Elective Course (3 credit hours)

Transfer Credits

Up to six credit hours of previously earned graduate-level coursework may be accepted as transfer credit. Please contact the program office for the full policy and guidelines.

Official transfer credit evaluations are conducted only for admitted students.

Admissions for MSHS Program

Applying for Admission

All applicants must complete the New GW Online Application.

Application Deadline

  • Spring Entry: December 10
  • Summer Entry: April 5
  • Fall Entry: August 7

Application Fee

A non-refundable application fee of $80 is required. This fee is waived only for the following applicants:

  • U.S. military personnel who have been on active duty within three years of submitting their application for admission.
  • GW alumni (those holding a GW degree or graduate certificate).
  • Current degree or graduate certificate candidates at GW.
  • Current McNair Program Scholars (a completed Certification of McNair Program Participation and Application Fee Waiver form must be submitted with your application).

General Admission Requirements

1. Resume

Attach your current resume or CV.

The active-duty military does not need to submit a resume. Attach current orders.

2. Official Transcripts

Please submit official military transcripts (e.g. JST, CCAF). Please submit an official transcript from every college and university you attended, whether or not a degree was earned.

All non-U.S. transcripts (including those in English) must be evaluated by an accredited foreign credential agency.

3. Recommendations

One letter of recommendation is required for undergraduate students and two letters of recommendation for graduate students. The recommendations must be submitted through the GW Online Application. Letters of recommendation should be from:

  • Individuals who served in a supervisory capacity for you and who can strongly attest to your work ethic, and/or
  • Academic instructors who can strongly attest to your academic ability
  • Recommendations are not acceptable for family members and friends.

4. Statement of Purpose

Please include a 250-500 word essay describing your reasons for undertaking study at The George Washington University, and your academic objectives, career goals, and related qualifications, including collegiate, professional, and community activities, relevant to your program of interest. Include any substantial accomplishments not already mentioned on the application form.

Graduate Admission Requirements

  1. Completion of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university prior to matriculation into the program
  2. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  3. Relevant clinical research or related experience in health care
  4. English Language Test

Applicants who are not U.S. citizens are required to submit official test scores for either Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or Pearsons Test of English (PTE) Academic or the academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The following are the minimum scores for admission consideration:

  • TOEFL: 250 computer-based or 100 Internet-based
  • PTE: overall score of 68
  • IELTS: an overall band score of 7.0, with no individual band score below 6.

International applicants who meet the following conditions may be considered for admission without submitting TOEFL, PTE or IELTS scores:

  • They are a citizen of countries where English is the official language (as identified by GW ISO list of Exempt countries) OR
  • They hold at least a bachelor degree from a country where English is the official language as well as the language of instruction OR
  • They hold at least a bachelor degree from an institution accredited by a U.S. regional accrediting agency

Non-Degree Seeking Applicants

If you wish to take an individual course offered by this program, please contact the program directly.

Transferring Credits

For more information about transferring in credits as an incoming student, please refer to the Curriculum page for the program which you are applying.

Last updated Mar 2020

About the School

Founded in 1824, the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) is the 11th oldest medical school in the country and the first in the nation’s capital. Since its establishment, the school has be ... Read More

Founded in 1824, the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) is the 11th oldest medical school in the country and the first in the nation’s capital. Since its establishment, the school has been at the forefront of medical education and has grown to include highly-ranked programs in the health and biomedical sciences. Read less