• Course Delivery
    Online
  • Total Credits
    18
  • Tuition
    $16,650.00
  • Duration
    1 year

Online Graduate Certificate in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management

The George Washington University's (GW) online Graduate Certificate in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management prepares you to effectively lead clinical operations and strategic development initiatives for a variety of healthcare organizations across the continuum of care.

In GWs flexible online graduate certificate program, you will study ways to improve your own communication skills for optimal interprofessional practice, lead efforts in quality improvement, and utilize the technological tools needed to conduct effective data analyses for strategic development.

When you complete the graduate certificate program in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management online, you'll be able to pursue a clinical operations career in a variety of healthcare organizations.

All 18 credit hours are transferable to the MSHS program for seamless enrollment in the Masters in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management. 

Program Outcomes
The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management online program leverages distinguished faculty, innovative curriculum, and real-world experience. You will gain the comprehensive skills needed to succeed in the field of clinical operations, so when you graduate, you will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively across a variety of platforms to optimize interprofessional practice and operations
  • Evaluate healthcare systems to enhance ethical, efficient, and financially sound operations
  • Conduct effective data analyses for operational and strategic development in healthcare setting continuum
  • Lead efforts to continuously improve the quality and value across healthcare operations
  • Improve organizational performance by successfully implementing change management

Who Is the Ideal Student for This Program?
The online Graduate Certificate in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management program is ideal for healthcare professionals looking to advance their leadership skills and to improve operations management within the healthcare field.

Career Outlook
With the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting 20% growth for medical and healthcare management, GWs Graduate Certificate in Clinical Operations and Healthcare program prepares graduates to meet the need for diverse healthcare careers including:

  • Clinical Operations Associate
  • Clinical Consultant
  • Clinical Quality Specialist
  • Operations Manager/Specialist

Discover Your Future in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management
To learn more about the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management online program, contact an Admissions Advisor today at (844) 386-7323.

Admissions Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. A bachelor's degree

    Bachelors Degree from a Regionally Accredited Institution

  2. 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale
  3. Previous work experience

    Healthcare Experience Preferred

  4. A written personal statement

    Please include a 250-500 word essay describing your reasons for undertaking study at the George Washington University, and your academic objectives, career goals, and related qualifications, including collegiate, professional, and community activities, relevant to your program of interest. Include any substantial accomplishments not already mentioned on the application form.

  5. Completed Application
  6. Resume/CV
  7. Application Fee: A non-refundable application fee of $80 is required. The application fee is waived for active-duty U.S. military, current GW students, degree-holding GW alumni, current McNair Program Scholars.
  8. 2 Letters of Recommendation
  9. Official transcripts from every college and university attended
  10. International Students: Applicants who are not U.S. citizens are also required to submit official test scores for Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or Pearson’s Test of English (PTE) Academics or the academic International English Language Test System (IELTS). The following are the minimum scores for admission consideration: TOEFL: 250 computer-based or 100 Internet-based GW's school code for the TOEFL is 5246. PTE: overall score of 86 IELTS: overall band score of 7.0, with no individual band score below 6.0 International applicants may be considered for admission without submitting the above scores if: You are a citizen of a country where English is the official language, You hold a bachelor’s degree from a country where English is the official language and language of instruction, You hold a bachelor’s degree from an institution accredited by a U.S. regional accrediting agency.
NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.

Key Dates

Application Deadline
Start Date
December 10
January 7

Courses

The George Washington University's (GW) online Graduate Certificate in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management prepares you to effectively lead clinical operations and strategic development initiatives for a variety of healthcare organizations across the continuum of care.

In GWs flexible online graduate certificate program, you'll study ways to improve your own communication skills for optimal interprofessional practice, lead efforts in quality improvement and utilize the technological tools needed to conduct effective data analyses for strategic development.

When you complete the graduate certificate program in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management online, you'll be able to pursue a clinical operations career in a variety of healthcare organizations. 

All 18 credit hours are transferable to the MSHS program for seamless enrollment in the Masters in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management.

Core
  • COHM 6210Strategic Communications3 Credits

    The course introduces students to the power of effective communication in the healthcare environment. Students will evaluate their personal communication styles and discuss the impact of effective communication.

  • COHM 6220Finance for Healthcare Operations Specialists3 Credits

    Applied health economics, finance and policy for high quality value based healthcare operations. Students will examine costs, expenditure and reimbursement of services as well as tools necessary for strategic financial planning.

  • COHM 6320Informatics for Operational Leadership and Health Care Quality3 Credits

    This course focuses on the clinical informatics-system life cycle through a survey of the clinical informatics landscape and its affiliated data, governance, and interoperability structures.

  • COHM 6430Healthcare Systems Operations3 Credits

    The course introduces students to management in the healthcare industry. In this course students will survey the systems and functions required to plan, produce, and deliver high quality, patient centered health care services.

  • COHM 6470Applications in Clinical Operations and Health Care Management3 Credits

    This course builds upon prior coursework to apply clinical operations and health care management practices. Students analyze and discuss real-life operational case studies from a diverse array of healthcare organizations.

  • HSCI 6223Topics in Healthcare Leadership3 Credits

    Gain an in depth understanding of leadership theory and styles through case studies and application of best practices to case studies. Guest lecturers who have leadership positions in large health organizations will contribute to the class content.

Tuition & Fees

Note: Tuition rates are subject to change and additional fees may vary by program. Please call at (844) 386-7323 for more information.

  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $925.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $2,775.00

What's it like to earn this degree online?

  • Study on your schedule
    The flexible anytime, anywhere approach to online learning at GW means that you can study and work on assignments when and where it’s convenient for you. Balance your personal and professional commitments. At GW online, you can advance your career without stopping it.
  • Personalized learning
    Many of our online programs have a student-instructor ratio that’s lower than on-campus classes, making it easier to interact with fellow students and get personalized attention from your instructors. Plus, you have access to one-on-one tutoring to help ensure your success.
  • The prestige of a GW degree
    Now you can earn a GW degree without relocating your life, giving you access to the distinguished connections and opportunities we provide. When you earn a degree from an online program at GW, you earn a degree from the George Washington University. Entrusted with its rights, privileges, and honors, you’ll join the ever-expanding GW alumni community who make the world a better place.
  • Connect to campus from anywhere
    GW is your link to leading authorities in policy and health care in Washington, D.C. You’ll be able to research, collaborate, and discuss with classmates and instructors using online learning management systems. Engage with all the resources GW offers, including tutors, the writing center, career services, and libraries—all online.
  • A dedicated advisor from day one
    Each GW online student is assigned an academic advisor who will support your journey to graduation. You’ll get help finding resources, guidance on scheduling classes, answers to your questions, and more. As an online learner at GW, you’re never alone.
  • Round-the-clock tech support
    A late-night software malfunction won’t keep you from getting your assignment in on time. GW provides 24/7 technical support for our online students, ensuring you have complete access to what you need, when you need it.

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