The George Washington University

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The George Washington University


(844) 386-7323

(844) 386-7323

Online Healthcare Graduate Programs

Explore innovative educational techniques, taught by nationally recognized faculty members.

Designed in partnership with influential healthcare organizations, The George Washington University’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences online healthcare programs deliver a cutting-edge curriculum that leads to opportunities with a variety of governmental and non-governmental organizations. With master’s and graduate certificate programs in leading fields such as clinical research, health care quality and regulatory affairs, you will gain today’s most in demand healthcare skills.

MSHS in Clinical Research Administration

Designed for working clinical research professionals or those in a related field, the MSHS in Clinical Research Administration online program expands your knowledge of drug development, clinical trial conduct, monitoring, and the business, ethical and legal perspectives of the clinical research industry. GW’s Clinical Research MS program prepares you to lead the business and science of clinical research with your own leadership style.


Career Information: Below is a list of jobs and the associated annual salaries that graduates of this program may qualify for.

  • Clinical research directors — $234,002
  • Data managers — $120,856
  • Senior-level medical writers — $88,562


Graduate Certificate Option
The Clinical Research Administration graduate certificate option allows you to gain targeted managerial skills expediently. Choose the courses you want — and the career advancement you desire is fast to follow.

MSHS in Clinical and Translational Research

As a leader in providing academic programs for the clinical research profession for over a decade, GW offers the online Master of Science in Health Sciences (MSHS) in Clinical and Translational Research.


Students in the Master of Science in Health Science (MSHS) in Clinical & Translational Research Program will successfully complete 36 credit hours of coursework in the field of CTR, health care research courses, and courses selected with the objective of broadening the candidate’s translational research capabilities.


Career Information: The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the employment in this field is projected to grow 8 percent from 2014 to 2024.


Graduate Certificate Option

The graduate certificate in Clinical and Translational Research has been designed to meet the professional development needs of researchers who cannot make the time commitment needed to fulfill the requirements of the full master's degree program. All courses from the graduate certificate are transferable into the MSHS program.

MSHS in Health Care Quality

The health care quality master’s program prepares you to lead the design, development, implementation and evaluation of healthcare quality and patient safety initiatives. With a health care quality MSHS, you will gain the skills and knowledge needed for success in quality and patient-safety leadership, as well as management and research positions within healthcare organizations or policy agencies.


Career Information: Employment of healthcare quality professionals is projected to grow 23 percent, earning $88,000 annually.


— U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2012 to 2022)


Graduate Certificate Option
The Health Care Quality graduate certificate option will strengthen your career prospects. You will rapidly develop the skills to shape and lead the application of quality standards to improve patient safety in healthcare.

MSHS in Regulatory Affairs

The regulatory affairs master’s curriculum focuses on regulatory strategy, guidance and regulatory compliance, legal and ethical issues, processes for product development and the business and political components of regulation in clinical research, all while reinforcing the science behind the methods. The regulatory affairs master of science online program prepares you to manage the key elements of the regulatory process in various industries, governmental agencies and consultancies worldwide.


Career Information: Annual earning potential for regulatory professionals ranges from $80,000-300,000 (manager level, $80,000-120,000; directors, $140,000-170,000; vice presidents, $300,000)


— Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society’s Scope of Practice & Compensation survey (2014)


Graduate Certificate Option
The Regulatory Affairs graduate certificate option will enhance your professional position. You will quickly gain the ability to play a pivotal role in the development, approval and delivery of key medical advancements.

Choose an academic program at the forefront of medical education and highly-ranked in the health and biomedical sciences.

The 36-credit Master of Science in Health Sciences (MSHS) master’s degrees and the 18-credit graduate certificates can be completed in two years. Plus, all certificate courses count toward the MSHS degree, so you can seamlessly matriculate into the master’s program should you desire.

Pursue a greater degree of distinction with innovative educational techniques, taught by nationally recognized practitioners in the health and biomedical sciences field.

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