Jefferson School of Population Health
c/o Healthcare Quality & Safety Program
1015 Walnut Street
Suite 115, Curtis Building
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 955-6969


Thank you for considering the Master of Science in Healthcare Quality & Safety (MS-HQS) at Jefferson School of Population Health.

Never has there been a more crucial and exciting time to become involved in the improvement of healthcare quality and safety. The challenges associated with providing better and safer care are considerable, but so are the opportunities to bring innovation and leadership to healing our ailing healthcare system.

The MS-HQS curriculum was designed by experts in quality and safety from within Jefferson and the broader healthcare community. Our aim is to provide an educational experience of the highest quality – exciting and relevant courses guided by leaders in the field, capped by an opportunity to roll up your sleeves and apply your new insights and capabilities in a dynamic healthcare setting.

What makes Jefferson different?

First, our reputation in both health sciences education and healthcare delivery is unparalleled. We have been educating medical and healthcare professionals and seeing patients since 1824.

Second, we are pioneers in the field of healthcare quality and safety. Jefferson was one of the first major academic health centers to establish research and education programs related to healthcare quality and safety.

Next, we deliberately developed a rigorous, application-focused curriculum. Your Jefferson MS-HQS will prepare you to excel as a practitioner of quality and safety improvement across a variety of dynamic employment settings – from hospitals and clinics to government and academia.

Finally, our Dean, David B. Nash, MD, MBA, and Faculty are connected to quality and safety experts across the country and around the world. Our research in quality and safety is cutting edge, and our reach assures a capstone experience with one of the nation’s top organizations.

I hope that you will consider joining us: you can make a world of difference with an MS-HQS from Jefferson!


James F. Pelegano, MD, MS
Program Director, Healthcare Quality & Safety