MS in Quality, Safety, and Risk Management in Healthcare Overview The MS in Quality, Safety, and Risk Management in Healthcare prepares you to lead organizational efforts that improve and monitor quality metrics, improve safety for both patients and staff, and manage risks in a dynamic healthcare environment. This interdisciplinary patient safety and healthcare quality master's program is designed for healthcare professionals seeking to develop essential competencies to assess, monitor, and improve healthcare outcomes in community-based care delivery settings, hospitals, and other healthcare organizations. Upon graduation, you will be able to:Apply a legal and ethical framework of healthcare deliveryFurther the role of the quality, safety, and risk management professional in the healthcare system through scholarship, clinical experience, and organizational involvement Demonstrate critical thinking and diagnostic reasoning skills in decision-making Integrate multiple technologies and relevant theories into the organization and synthesis of health data to care for patients, families and communitiesDemonstrate leadership through the development of outcome-based standards of care and practice-based health policy issuesEvaluate and modify the quality and effectiveness of care based on current research findings, standards of care, and patient outcomesContribute to the advancement of healthcare and humanity through communication, collaboration and educationProgram FeaturesDesigned for those interested in a career that will impact quality, safety and risk management in the healthcare industryFaculty who are current practicing experts in the fields of law, quality, patient safety, and risk management Interdisciplinary structure, offering the opportunity to learn and work collaboratively as you would in practiceRealistic virtual simulation experiences and a short on-campus experience in our state-of-the-art simulation labs, which allow you to apply principles learned throughout the program to realistic, high stakes, simulation activitiesThree-year tuition lock for those who complete the program within 3 years Drexel University offers a variety of Graduate Minors that can be added to any master's degree program.State restrictions may apply to some programs. Curriculum This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.The plan of study is designed with 1-2 courses per quarter. Graduate students who utilize student loans (FAFSA) have to maintain a minimum enrollment of 4.5 credits for a term or two courses per Quarter.MS Core Courses HSAD 530Politics and Policy of Healthcare Resources HSAD 505Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare Management and Policy IPS 544Quality and Safety in Healthcare RSCH 503Research Methods and Biostatistics RSCH 504Evaluation and Translation of Health Research Track Courses IPS 501Legal Compliance: Structure and Implementation IPS 504Regulations in Health Care IPS 505Health Care Quality and the Legal Context IPS 506HIPAA: A Patient’s Legal Right to Privacy IPS 584Analysis of Performance Standards in Healthcare Quality IPS 585Science of Safety, Human Factors, and Systems Thinking IPS 586Creating a Culture of Safety IPS 601Quality, Safety, and Risk Management Capstone Total Credits48.0 Admissions Criteria A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or universityCumulative GPA of 3.0 Those with a lower GPA are encouraged to apply, but should ensure that relevant professional experience is included on their resume for evaluationWhile specific clinical work and/or volunteer experience is not required, it may make your application more competitiveRequired DocumentsWith multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.A completed applicationOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attendedTwo professional letters of recommendation from colleagues or supervisors who can attest to your clinical knowledge, skill, and potential aptitude for graduate study Letters must include the address, phone number, and signature of your recommenderPersonal statement describing your interest in the program and particular specialty ResumeAdditional requirements for International StudentsAn admissions interview may be required Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2017-2018 is $940 per credit. (A 10% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $1044 per credit) This program is eligible for Financial Aid.Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations.These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University. Academic Calendar 2017-2018 Academic Year Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2017 September 25, 2017 December 9, 2017 December 11, 2017 December 16, 2017 Winter 2018 January 8, 2018 March 17, 2018 March 19, 2018 March 24, 2018 Spring 2018 April 2, 2018 June 9, 2018 June 11, 2018 June 15, 2018 Summer 2018 June 25, 2018 September 1, 2018 September 4, 2018 September 8, 2018 Apply today for the MS in Quality, Safety, and Risk Management in Healthcare Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Previously enrolled at Drexel? Learn more about readmission. Any problems? Find help or contact us.