Healthcare Quality Improvement

Program Overview

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The Healthcare Quality Improvement Graduate Certificate Program provides healthcare professionals with an academic foundation in the principles and science of quality improvement. The curriculum is focused on foundational quality improvement concepts, the design of quality improvement initiatives, the implementation and evaluation of improvement initiatives, and system and social influences on quality and safety. The online, certificate curriculum is made up of a set of 4 core courses (12 credit hours). Upon completion of the certificate, students may elect to continue with the Master of Healthcare Delivery Service.


Course Requirements — View the Healthcare Quality Improvement Graduate Certificate Program curriculum requirements.

Program Website

Learn More — Visit the Healthcare Delivery Science Graduate Program website for additional information. 

Deadlines for Applying to the Program

You may apply to the Healthcare Quality Improvement Graduate Certificate Program under the application deadlines below. 

Review of applications are done on a "rolling" basis, meaning that they are reviewed and offers made (when appropriate) as the applications are received. Students are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible in the application process.  

Admit Term Application Opens Applicant Deadline
Spring Aug. 1 Nov. 15
Summer Sept. 1 April 1
Fall June 1 July 15