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MSHS in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management

Become a Leader in Clinical Operations

The George Washington University’s (GW) online Master of Science in Health Sciences (MSHS) in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management provides students with core competency knowledge to become leaders in clinical operations via an interdisciplinary, competency-based curriculum that emphasizes professional and practical skills and career and leadership development.

Quick Facts


total credits

100% online

2 years

average duration

Lead in Today’s Health-Service Delivery

In this flexible online program, with low faculty/student ratios, you’ll learn what it takes to lead a health care delivery system that is clinically effective, cost-efficient, and improves overall patient care and safety. With a focus on population health care, you’ll learn ways to improve your own communication skills for optimal interprofessional practice, lead efforts in quality improvement, and understand the technological tools needed to conduct effective data analyses for strategic development.

The MSHS in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management program is aligned with the National Center for Healthcare Leadership and its Health Leadership Competency Model. Academic programs adopt this model when designing curriculum for health care administration and clinical programs as it is considered the industry standard. Additionally, the curriculum follows the Competencies Assessment Tool Model developed by the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). The American College of Healthcare Executives is the premier professional society for health care leaders committed to improving health.

Accreditation and Rankings

  • Fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Institutional Member of the Consortium of Academic Programs in Clinical Research (CoAPCR)  
  • #66 Best National University*
  • #19 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs*

U.S. News & World Report‘s 2021 Best Colleges Rankings

Program Highlights


The online MSHS in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management consists of 36 credit hours and can be completed in two years.

Three credit hours of elective courses are selected from existing online graduate courses in Medical Laboratory Sciences or Health Sciences in consultation with the program director.

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Program Outcomes

The online Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management master’s degree program leverages distinguished faculty, innovative curriculum, and real-world experience. You’ll gain the comprehensive skills you need to succeed in the field of clinical operations, so when you graduate, you’ll be able to:

Who Is the Ideal Student for This Program?

The online MSHS in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management program is ideal for health care professionals looking to take the next step in their health care leadership career through learning the skills of day-to-day operations in today’s complex, health-service delivery.

The MSHS in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management program provides current students and graduates the opportunity to gain significant foundational learning knowledge that is needed to achieve certification and/or fellowship status for many health care management professional associations such as ACHE, HFMA, HIMSS MGMA, ACMPE, NAHQ, Six Sigma, and Lean, Project Management, to name a few.

What is a list of health care professional associations that students can join who are graduates of a clinical operations and health care management degree? Below is the list:

  • ACHE American College of Healthcare Executives (
  • HFMA The Healthcare Financial Management Association (
  • HIMSS Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (
  • MGMA Medical Group Management Association (
  • NAHQ National Association for Healthcare Quality (
  • AAHAM The American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (
  • AHIMA American Health Information Management Association
  • APHA American Public Health Association (
  • ANA American Nursing Association (
  • AMA American Medical Association (

Career Outlook

The MSHS in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management focuses on the skills necessary to manage and lead across the dynamic continuum of health service delivery. With the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting 18% growth for medical and health care management,1 GWs Clinical Operations and Healthcare Masters program prepares graduates to meet the need for diverse health care careers including:

  • Clinical Laboratory Operations Supervisor
  • Clinical Manager/Supervisor
  • Clinical Programs Lead
  • Director of Clinical Operations
  • Vice President of Operations

Admission Requirements

To apply for the MSHS in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management program, you’ll need:

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Tuition Details

The MSHS in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management program at GW consists of 36 credit hours. Please find the cost per credit hour and total estimated program costs here.

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

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Meet the Program Director

Mountasser Kadrie, PhD

Dr. Mountasser Kadrie has over 30 years of health care executive management experience gained from holding executive leadership appointments at world-renowned health systems and leading academic medical centers. Dr. Kadrie’s executive expertise has been focused on the development and implementation of strategies to maximize organizational performance and to promote transformational change.

In addition to his extensive background in business and health care administration, Dr. Kadrie is a leader in the higher education industry, scholar, and a subject matter expert. His professional and research interests are focused in the areas of U.S. and global health care health systems, health informatics, change management and leadership, strategy, operations management, high-reliability organizations, and higher education transformation.

Dr. Kadrie is a widely published author, and his research has appeared in many prestigious academic journals, and he presented at national and international meetings on topics related to his work in the health care and higher education fields.

Dr. Kadrie serves as a board member at prestigious health care and higher education institutions. He is a subject matter expert and has also consulted extensively with universities, national, and international health care organizations in the areas of strategy, program development, and change management.

Dr. Kadrie is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and a Fellow of the American College of Medical Practice Executives (FACMPE). He is a Board Certified Examiner with the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) – The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Performance Program and is a Certified Professional in Health Information Management Systems (CPHIMS).

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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  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019). Medical and Health Services Managers Careers. Accessed February 19, 2020 at