Healthcare Corporate Compliance

College of Professional Studies

Graduate Certificate
Location(s): Alexandria Graduate Education Center, Online Learning

Program Overview

The Healthcare Corporate Compliance graduate certificate program is offered by the College of Professional Studies and the Milken Institute School of Public Health.  The program offers a comprehensive corporate compliance education. Drawing from both GW's Department of Health Policy in the School of Public Health and Health Services and leading healthcare law firms in Washington, DC, the program offers education in healthcare laws and regulations as well as tools and strategies for creating effective corporate compliance programs.

Designed for working professionals, the 12-credit graduate certificate in Healthcare Corporate Compliance is open to current or aspiring corporate compliance officers. The course of study, offered in just over seven months, is divided into three segments:

  • Residency at GW's Graduate Education Center in Alexandria, Virginia (three credits)
  • Six-month Online Distance Learning segment (six credits)
  • Three-day Capstone Residency back in Alexandria, Virginia (three credits)


The credits earned through the graduate certificate may be applied toward the face-to-face or online MPH degree in Health Policy, the MHA in Health Services Management & Leadership. or the MS in Health Policy for those students who meet the applicable admissions criteria. Credits may also be applied to the MPS in Paralegal Studies with a concentration in Healthcare Corporate Compliance.

The graduate certificate is accredited by the Compliance Certification Board (CCB) and is offered in partnership with the law firm of Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP.


Admission Requirements

Admission Deadline:

Fall – June 1

Spring - October 15

Recommendations required:

One (1) recommendation

Prior academic records:

Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript.  Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended should be uploaded to your online application.  Official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.

Transcripts from institutions outside the United States must be accompanied by an official transcript evaluation from an accredited independent evaluating agency. Please be sure you request a detailed, course-by-course evaluation that includes all course titles, credit hours, grade-point average (GPA), United States degree equivalency, and date of degree conferral. Please see the list of acceptable foreign credential evaluation services.

Statement of Purpose:

In an essay of 250-500 words, state your purpose in undertaking graduate study in this field and describe your academic objectives, research interests, and career plans. Also, discuss your related qualifications, including collegiate, professional, and community activities, as well as any other substantial accomplishments not already mentioned on the application form.

Additional Requirements:

A resumé.

Supporting documents not submitted online should be mailed to:
College of Professional Studies – Office of Admission
The George Washington University
44983 Knoll Square, Suite B56
Ashburn, VA 20147

Contact for questions:
CPS Office of Admissions
[email protected] ~ 202-994-2083 (phone) 
9:00 am – 5:00 pm EST, Monday through Friday