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MSHS in Clinical Operations & Healthcare Management

From communication skills development to an increased understanding of healthcare systems, The George Washington University's Master of Science in Health Sciences in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management program is designed to prepare future leaders in the healthcare industry. Read more here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Health Sciences in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management

School Offering Program:

The George Washington University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

All prospective students of this MSHS in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management program are expected to have a bachelor's degree with an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0. Experience in the healthcare field is preferred, but is not a requirement for admissions. It is helpful to have strong communication and leadership skills and some familiarity with aspects of the U.S. healthcare system. Applicants to The George Washington University should have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Leadership strategies, public health concepts, and the planning and delivery of healthcare systems are among the topics students could expect to explore when they study in the online Master of Science in Health Sciences in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management program at The George Washington University. Core classes are likely to discuss healthcare laws and regulations, financial planning practices for healthcare organizations, clinical informatics systems, and healthcare management practices. Other courses cover practices in human resource management, change management, and effective communication styles. Case study examinations and guest speakers from the healthcare field support classroom studies. This program could prepare graduates to pursue certification in various professional healthcare management associations, such as ACHE, ACMPE, and HFMA.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

36 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact The George Washington University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for a Master of Science in Health Sciences in Biomedical Informatics:

Students of this MSHS in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management program must complete ten courses, a practicum, and an elective course totaling 36 credits. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact The George Washington University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Courses (36 credits)

  • Human Resource Development
  • Leadership and Change
  • Strategic Communications
  • Introduction to Clinical Public Health
  • Finance for Healthcare Operations Specialists
  • Informatics for Operational Leadership and Health Care Quality
  • Healthcare Systems Operations
  • Practicum
  • Applications in Clinical Operations and Health Care Management
  • Topics in Healthcare Leadership
  • The Healthcare Enterprise
  • Students choose one elective course

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Upon completion of the MSHS - Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management program, graduates interested in seeking positions at the highest administrative levels or academic careers in postsecondary institutions might choose to continue their studies in a doctoral degree program. Doctoral studies might provide more in-depth information about policy development, decision-making processes, and public health management.

Examples of doctoral degrees graduates might pursue include:

  • Doctor of Health Administration
  • PhD in Healthcare Management and Economics
  • Doctor of Public Health in Leadership, Management, and Policy

Career Paths:

After being awarded this MSHS in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management degree, graduates might qualify for mid- to upper-management positions in clinical healthcare settings. They might oversee day-to-day operations - such as budgeting, policy evaluation, staffing, and systems implementations - for hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities, nursing homes, at-home nursing companies, medical labs, or community health centers.

Career titles applicable to these graduates include:

  • Hospital administrator
  • Clinical programs lead
  • Director of clinical operations
  • Clinical laboratory operations supervisor