Clinical Quality, Safety, and Leadership (Executive Master's)



The overall goal of the Executive Master’s in Clinical Quality, Safety, and Leadership (MCQSL) program, in collaboration with MedStar Health, is to facilitate dynamic educational opportunities in a learner-centered environment. It is designed for practicing clinicians and care providers in all health disciplines, health care administrators, as well as other individuals who seek to become leaders in the quest for patient safety and the delivery of quality health care. The Executive MCQSL program immerses students in advanced theory and concepts of healthcare quality, safety science and organizational leadership. Drawing upon the teaching and mentorship of national and international experts, in addition to core Georgetown faculty, MCQSL students will acquire working knowledge of key priorities in healthcare quality, patient safety science, and organizational leadership, and they will develop a level of proficiency in the methods of these fields. The demonstration of learning will be evidenced by the completion and presentation of a longitudinal mentored capstone project.   More details about the program can be found on the Executive Master in Clinical Quality, Safety and Leadership website at: 

Degrees Offered

  • Executive Master

Application Deadlines

Spring 2021

November 1, 2020

Fall 2021

May 15, 2021

Application Requirements

Please be sure to review the Graduate School Admissions How to Apply page. Additionally, please read the complete admissions information found on the the Biomedical Graduate Education page.

Required Materials

  • Online Application Form
  • Transcripts – Applicants are required to upload to the application system copies of official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended. Visit our How to Apply (new window) page for additional details and FAQs.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Letters of Recommendation (2)

Two letters of recommendation from a faculty member or employer who can address the applicant’s interest in healthcare quality and patient safety and the applicant’s ability to do graduate-level work.

  • Statement of Purpose

 All candidates will be required to demonstrate evidence of interest in the field of quality, patient safety and leadership. Candidates should include career intentions that will allow the learner to positively impact healthcare in the future. Responses should be no more than 700 words in length.

  • Non-refundable Application Fee (required for submission of the online application)
  •  Official Score Report for the TOEFL/IELTS (if required, please see below) 


Results of the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) are not required of applicants. Applicants may submit GRE scores as supplemental materials. Applicants should allow six to eight weeks from the test date for the reporting of scores to the institution. Georgetown University’s GRE score reporting code is 5244. Information on registering to take the GRE can be found at:


All applicants are required to demonstrate a level of proficiency in the English language sufficient to meet the admission requirement of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Proficiency can be demonstrated by the receipt of a bachelor’s or advanced degree from an accredited institution of higher education in the United States or from a university where English is the primary language of instruction (please note that applicants receiving degrees at universities in U.S. territories, such as Puerto Rico, are required to submit the TOEFL or IELTS unless the primary language of instruction at the institution is English).

All other applicants must achieve at least a minimum score on either the TOEFL or IELTS test. Test scores must be received by the application deadline date. Applicants should allow six to eight weeks from the test date for the reporting of scores to the institution. Applications will not be considered without TOEFL/IELTS scores.

TOEFL: A minimum score of 80 (iBT test) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The Georgetown University Biomedical Graduate Education TOEFL score reporting code is 5244. TOEFL information:

IELTS: A minimum score of 7.0 from the International English Language Testing System. IELTS Information:

Degree Requirements

  • 32 credit hours, including capstone courses.