Program Overview

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.

The model of instruction consists of a blend of traditional coursework, intensive workshops, a longitudinal seminar series and a comprehensive capstone project.

The program focuses on five key areas of study:

  1. Operational Quality and Safety
  2. Informatics: Clinical Databases, Electronic Health Records and Patient Portals
  3. Leadership and Change Management
  4. Quantitative Approaches
  5. Risk Assessment and Communication
This program begins on July 6, 2020.
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  • Register to Attend an In-Person Information Session

    January 8, 2020 at 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST at the MGH Cancer Center
    Harvard Medical School faculty will host an information session at MGH Cancer Center Lawrence House in the 1st Floor Large Conference Room 101. Program Directors for Master in Clinical Service Operations, Master of Healthcare Quality and Safety and Master of Medical Sciences in Clinical Investigation will discuss these three exceptional learning experiences.


    Master in Clinical Service Operations

    Master of Healthcare Quality and Safety

    Master of Medical Science in Clinical Investigation

  • Register to Attend an In-Person Information Session

    January 10, 2020 at 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM EST at BIDMC
    Harvard Medical School faculty will host an information session in the Rabkin Boardroom of the Shapiro building at 330 Brookline Avenue in Boston. Program Directors for Master in Clinical Service Operations, Master of Healthcare Quality and Safety and Master of Medical Sciences in Clinical Investigation will discuss these three exceptional learning experiences.


    Master in Clinical Service Operations

    Master of Healthcare Quality and Safety

    Master of Medical Science in Clinical Investigation

  • Register to Attend an In-Person Information Session

    January 17, 2020 at 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EST at Gordon Hall
    Harvard Medical School faculty will host an information session in the Waterhouse Room of Gordon Hall on the Harvard Medical School campus. Program Directors for Master in Clinical Service Operations, Master of Healthcare Quality and Safety and Master of Medical Sciences in Clinical Investigation will discuss these three exceptional learning experiences.


    Master in Clinical Service Operations

    Master of Healthcare Quality and Safety

    Master of Medical Science in Clinical Investigation

Dr. Anjala Tess
Program Director Anjala Tess Talks About the Learning Model