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Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management

Flexibility at Your Fingertips

At the George Washington University (GW), we pride ourselves on giving our students the ability to learn on a schedule that works for them. Our online BSHS, MSHS, Doctorate, and Graduate Certificate programs are designed to have 100% online coursework, so our students can learn on their own schedules.

We aim to give our healthcare management students a well-rounded education, making sure you see the bigger picture of healthcare delivery, so you can provide a superior level of care to your patients.

Online Healthcare Management Programs

No matter if you’re pursuing a BSHS, MSHS, Doctorate, or Graduate Certificate program, GW’s flexible, online options in healthcare management will make sure you receive a high-quality education that meets your career goals.

BSHS in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management

Gain foundational knowledge that will help you develop valuable solutions to the healthcare industry’s most complex problems. You’ll lead your team through changes of all kinds while maintaining realistic budgets and understanding your employees’ needs.

DHSc Leadership in Clinical Practice and Education

Master how to design, implement and evaluate healthcare programs, lead interprofessional teams and assess evidence on how to bring healthcare to the next level.

Dual BSHS in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management / MSHS in Health Care Quality

Gain marketable skills in data management, analysis of clinical research, and organizational leadership.

Graduate Certificate in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management

Study how to advance your communication skills, improve interprofessional practice and be a stand-out leader in quality improvement efforts. Your certificate will get you on the fast track to taking on leadership roles in clinical operations.

MSHS in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management

Accelerate your healthcare leadership career with an interdisciplinary, competency-based curriculum that emphasizes learning the skills of day-to-day health service operations and focuses on leadership development.

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Whether you’re curious about a specific program or the day-to-day requirements of learning online, we’re here to answer your questions. Fill out the form and we’ll be in touch.

Careers in Healthcare Management

Employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 18% between 2018 and 2028, much faster than the national job growth average1  

Those looking to begin or continue a career in healthcare management will complete their program ready to take on leadership roles and new challenges in their workplace.

Benefit From a Prestigious Education

  • Fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Ranked No. 70 Best National University in 2020 by U.S. News & World Report
  • Ranked No. 86 Best Value School by U.S. News & World Report‘s 2020 Best Colleges ranking

Frequently Asked Questions

As you explore an online program at the George Washington University, our dedicated staff is here to support you. If you have a question we don’t cover here, request more information or call 844-386-7323.

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GW operates on 15-week semesters, with courses starting three times throughout the year in August, January, and May.

Online classes are designed to take the same amount of time as on-campus classes. They are taught by GW faculty members and have comparable assignments to campus programs that can be completed off-site. Each three-credit hour course is expected to take between 18-20 hours for coursework per week. As an off-campus student, you also save time that on-campus students spend commuting.

While most studies will be completed online, your program may require you to visit campus during the course of your studies.

No, you do not need to attend class at a specific time. Our online courses are designed to be asynchronous, giving you flexibility.

Assignments will have specified due dates that must be met. Students are expected to attend weekly class sessions and participate in weekly class collaborations.

Yes, an academic advisor will work with you throughout the admissions process, scheduling classes, and the course of your studies. GW also offers our online students 24/7 technical support.

Students in GW’s master’s, bachelor’s and post-bachelor’s programs may be eligible for financial aid. Students seeking graduate certificates are not eligible for federal financial aid.

You may also be able to benefit from loans, institutional scholarships, merit- or need-based grants, employer reimbursement programs, and more. Explore your options on our Tuition and Financial Aid page.

Yes, GW is regionally accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

You can request more information to speak with a GW program manager, or you can begin the application process today.

Yes. GW’s transcript ordering service is available to interested applicants of the programs listed on this website. The service is designed to make the application process simpler for you, while also helping us expedite the admissions decision on your behalf. Our transcript services team will order all domestic transcripts once you decide to allow us to help you with this task.

The George Washington University will only request and pay for your domestic college transcripts that allow third-party requests up to the point of admission to the university. This means that any coursework completed after you are advised of an admission decision, including coursework you are currently completing, will still need to be submitted by you.

It is your responsibility to request and purchase these additional transcripts to complete your file. This information may be used to determine your eligibility for financial aid, admission, and potential transfer credits. Additionally, some institutions may require you to obtain your official transcripts directly; if this is the case, we will contact you.


  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019 September 4). Medical and Health Services Managers. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved February 26, 2020, from