Our mission is to educate the next generation of health system administrators early in their career to lead improvements in the delivery of quality health care and to advance the knowledge needed to make these improvements. The curriculum is competency based, framed by Jesuit values, and focused on quality and performance improvement of health systems.
The program’s vision is to be on the cutting edge of health systems education and research, focusing on quality of health care, and consistent with both the university’s commitment to social justice and academic excellence and to the initiatives of the Georgetown University Medical Center and MedStar Health.
The nationally ranked master's program in Health Systems Administration employs a broad systems approach and is offered as a full-time option. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education.
The curriculum includes exposure to the social, technical, economic and policy forces that are shaping and reshaping the context of health care organizations and defining the management agenda.
The program offers a curriculum that is competency-based and practice-centered with a focus on quality; a highly accessible faculty that includes leading academics and practitioner leaders of a variety of health care organizations; small class sizes that foster close relationships with faculty members; residency sites at a wide variety of organizations; practicing executives who serve as mentors; an integrative case seminar that extends the length of the program; and opportunities to participate in the unique richness of Washington, D.C.