Healthcare Quality and Safety, MHQS

Mission Statement

The mission of the Perelman School of Medicine’s Master’s degree in Healthcare Quality and Safety (MHQS) is to train the next generation of healthcare leaders and practitioners in the science of healthcare quality and patient safety.

Program Goals

The goal of the MHQS is to provide in-depth didactic instruction and hands-on experience to current healthcare professionals who aim to improve the quality and safety of healthcare, locally, regionally or nationally. This program will prepare students to pursue careers in healthcare administration and leadership that may be broad (e.g. director of quality and safety for a healthcare system or hospital) or more focused (e.g. positions that oversee population health, health equity, patient safety, value-based care for a healthcare system, department, or organization). Some graduates will combine their clinical and academic careers with a focus on healthcare quality and safety leadership, others will go on to pure leadership positions. 


Core Requirements
HQS 6120Principles and Practice of Healthcare Quality Improvement1
HQS 6130Principles and Practice of Healthcare Quality Improvement II1
HQS 6500Systems Thinking in Patient Safety1
HQS 6010Healthcare Quality: Landscape, Standards, and Measurement1
HQS 6030Evaluating Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Programs1
HQS 6060Applied Clinical Informatics in Quality Improvement1
HQS 6070Safety and Quality Leadership in Healthcare Systems1
HQS 6080Using Quality Improvement to Achieve Health Equity1
HQS 9910Quality Improvement Capstone1
Select one elective course1
Total Course Units10

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2023 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.