Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Center for Education in Health Sciences

Graduate Programs in Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety

The relatively new disciplines of healthcare quality and patient safety have emerged as central to the development of good healthcare, and require acquisition of substantive knowledge and skills. The goal of these programs is to educate and develop leaders in quality improvement and patient safety. 

First of its Kind with Proven Success

Program Highlights

Master of Science
  • 2-year, part-time degree program
  • Designed for clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals who wish to partake in a mentored capstone practicum to design and implement a quality or safety intervention 
  • Combined MD/MS option available for medical students who wish to acquire knowledge and skills to become quality and safety clinicial leaders
Faculty Development
  • 12-month, part-time program
  • Designed for faculty who wish to develop the educational tools, methods, and curricular approaches for integrating healthcare quality and patient safety into medical education
  • 12-month, part-time program
  • Designed for healthcare professionals who want to acquire an in-depth overview of the fields of healthcare quality and patient safety

Application Deadlines

apply for summer 2018

Final Admission: April 29, 2018


We offer scholarship opportunities that will provide 50% of the tuition costs of the Master of Science degree.

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