Master of Healthcare Quality and Safety

Apply now to begin the program in July 2021

Earn a Master’s Degree at Harvard Medical School

The Master of Healthcare Quality and Safety (MHQS) program equips clinicians and clinical administrators with the operational skills and leadership vision to direct effective quality improvement and safety initiatives within their own health care organizations.

This program offers both a full-time one-year option and a part-time two- year option to those who do not require a Harvard visa. Typical full-time students move to Boston for the duration of the one year-program, while local clinicians can align their coursework and busy schedules over two years with the part-time option. Both options include the same curriculum and are taken in person on the Harvard Medical School (HMS) campus.

Who Should Apply

This quality and safety program is designed for clinicians and clinical administrators who aspire to leadership positions in health care quality improvement, risk management and patient safety.

Ideal candidates include:
  • Dentists
  • Hospitalists
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Pediatricians
  • Physicians
  • Registered nurses​
Applications will be reviewed and considered based on a combination of both experience and education. Students accepted into the program must demonstrate, through training and clinical experience in health care quality and safety, the potential to learn in a challenging educational environment.

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"I would tell future applicants to think about this master’s program as a unique opportunity for them to enhance their skill sets in operational QI and patient safety work and it will help them move towards leadership positions in their careers. Moreover, the quality of education that they will receive in the field of operations management QI and patient safety is phenomenal.
Muhammad Hasan Abid, MBBS
Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Specialist Physician;
Institute for Healthcare Improvement Fellow
Houston Methodist Hospital
Houston, Texas, USA
Class of 201
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