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Healthcare Management and Clinical Operations Programs

Move into Healthcare Management with GW’s Online Programs

The health care sector needs proven leaders with the expertise to make patient care more efficient. Prepare to advance into healthcare management with the accredited bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate, and certificate programs from the George Washington University (GW).

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*Note, 45 transferrable credits required to apply for BSHS and BSHS/MSHS dual degree programs.

100% Online Courses

GW’s accredited online healthcare management programs offer convenient paths to master’s degrees and graduate certificates.

CoAPCR Member

Continue your education with an institutional member of the Consortium of Academic Programs in Clinical Research (CoAPCR).

Ranked a Top 65 University

There are about 4,000 universities in the nation, and U.S. News & World Report ranked the George Washington University No. 63.1,2

The complexity of the health care sector has increased the need for seasoned managers and leaders who can streamline and improve patient care and business outcomes. Get ready to pursue these in-demand positions within health systems, physician groups, academic medical centers, pharmaceutical companies, public health organizations, and consulting firms.

We designed our online programs to meet you where you are in life and your career and to support your professional success and progress. Pursue an accredited bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree in a healthcare management specialty that matches your interests. You can also begin a graduate certificate program to build immediate skills in as little as a year.

Our accredited clinical and healthcare management programs are ideal for professionals at various levels of their career journey seeking a flexible path to leadership. Take each class online to continue working as you earn the credential for the next step of your career.

Online Healthcare Management Degrees and Certificates

Online

2 Years Duration

60 Credits

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Program Details

  • 100% online bachelor’s program—no campus requirements
  • Transfer up to 60 credits from an accredited institution to finish in two years
  • Get recognized by health care employers seeking leaders who can optimize their operations
  • Fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

With the online BSHS in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management program, you can position yourself for careers that focus on solving complex challenges throughout the health care sector. Acquire foundational knowledge needed to lead teams, oversee budgets, and support your employees.

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Online

4 – 5 years Duration

87 Credits

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Program Details

  • One of seven founding health care quality programs certified by CAHME
  • Transfer up to 60 credit hours into the dual degree program
  • Take nine graduate credits as part of the undergraduate program
  • Fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

This dual degree program enables you to stand out for leadership positions with organizations focusing on value-based care. You can gain highly sought competencies for analyzing clinical research, strengthening patient safety, improving health care quality, and more.

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Online

4 – 5 years Duration

87 Credits

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Program Details

  • One of seven founding health care quality programs certified by CAHME
  • Transfer up to 60 credit hours into the dual degree program
  • Take nine graduate credits as part of the undergraduate program
  • Fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

This dual degree program enables you to stand out for leadership positions with organizations focusing on value-based care. You can gain highly sought competencies for analyzing clinical research, strengthening patient safety, improving health care quality, and more.

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Online

2 Years Duration

36 Credits

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Program Details

  • Complete each course online without visiting campus
  • Ensure health care operations are ethical, efficient, and financially sound
  • Fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

Prepare to oversee daily health service operations in this competency-based online healthcare management program. You’ll complete 12 courses focusing on the professional and practical skills that health care leadership roles demand.

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Online

2.5 Years Duration

48 Credits

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Program Details

  • Finish GW’s online doctorate program in as little as 30 months
  • Choose a concentration in clinical or educational practice leadership
  • Learn to design programs suited for academic or clinical settings
  • Fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

Seek your doctorate of health sciences online with GW to elevate your ability to design, implement and evaluate health care programs. You will also bolster your leadership skills while acquiring the competencies needed for advanced professional practice.

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Online

1 Year Duration

18 Credits

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Program Details

  • Complete the certificate program online, without visiting campus
  • You can transfer all 18 credits into the MSHS in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management program
  • Build competencies for success in clinical operations
  • Fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

GW’s online Graduate Certificate in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management offers a fast track to in-demand positions focusing on many aspects of the continuum of care. Gain communication, interprofessional, and leadership skills that enable you to improve health care quality.

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Get Ready for Careers in Healthcare Management

Attaining an accredited online healthcare management degree can help clinical professionals access a wealth of career opportunities. After completing your degree or graduate certificate program at GW, you’ll be ready to pursue roles that include:

  • Medical and health services manager: $104,280 per year (median)3
  • Clinical director, quality services: $90,777 per year (average)4
  • Clinical quality specialist: $73,820 per year (average)5
  • Clinical manager: $72,551 per year (average)6
  • Clinical consultant: $83,173 per year (average)7

32% Employment growth for medical and health services managers from 2020 to 20303

$195,630 Top 10% of annual salaries for medical and health services managers8

$11.8 trillion Potential annual health care spending in the U.S. by 2040,9 increasing the need for efficient healthcare management

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 the semester system system with the fall semester beginning in August, the spring semester beginning in January and the summer semester beginning in April or May. Some programs admit new students in all three semesters, while other programs admit new students once or twice per year. Your start date will depend on which program you select  so please complete the “Request Info” form under “Learn More Today” and someone will contact you with more information.

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. Time spent per course varies by the course’s length and credit hours. For example, students are expected to spend approximately 14 hours per week working on an eight week long, three-credit hour course and 7.5 hours per week working on a fifteen week, three-credit hour course. 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 read the weekly readings, participate in online weekly discussion boards and other asynchronous group activities, and submit papers and other assignments through the online learning management system.

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.

Sources

  1. U.S. News & World Report. (2021 April 27). A Guide to the Changing Number of U.S. Universities. Retrieved December 17, 2021, from https://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/articles/how-many-universities-are-in-the-us-and-why-that-number-is-changing.
  2. U.S. News & World Report. (2021). Best Colleges Rankings: George Washington University. Retrieved December 14, 2021, from https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges/george-washington-university-1444.
  3. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2021 September 8). Medical and Health Services Managers. Retrieved December 14, 2021, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm#tab-1.
  4. PayScale. (2022 January 11). Average Director, Clinical Services Salary. Retrieved January 21, 2022, from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Director%2C_Clinical_Services/Salary.
  5. Glassdoor. (2022 January 20). Clinical Quality Specialist Salaries. Retrieved January 21, 2022, from https://www.glassdoor.com/Salaries/clinical-quality-specialist-salary-SRCH_KO0,27.htm.
  6. PayScale. (2022 January 12). Average Clinical Manager Salary. Retrieved January 21, 2022, from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Clinical_Manager/Salary.
  7. PayScale. (2021 December 19). Average Clinical Consultant Salary. Retrieved January 10, 2022, from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Clinical_Consultant/Salary.
  8. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2021 September 8). Medical and Health Services Managers: Pay. Retrieved January 21, 2022, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm#tab-5.
  9. Deloitte. (2021 February 9). Breaking the cost curve. Retrieved January 4, 2022, from https://www2.deloitte.com/xe/en/insights/industry/health-care/future-health-care-spending.html.