The George Washington University

MSHS in Correctional Health Administration


2121 I Street

Washington, DC 20052

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MSHS in Correctional Health Administration

Format: Online

Program Description:

Earn your MSHS in Correctional Health Administration from the George Washington University (GW) and learn to overcome challenges unique to correctional health administration, from security risks to patients with greater health needs.

The first program of its kind in the nation. 

The curriculum, designed by Newton E. Kendig, M.D., former Federal Bureau of Prisons medical director, includes a multi-week field assignment in a correctional setting. 

Career Outlook

  • Prepare to lead across correctional institutions in roles like these: 
  • Health Care Administrator, median salary of $64,4191
  • Health Services Administrator, median salary $71,6851
  • Director, Nursing, median salary of $81,9611
  • Director of Health Services, median salary of $77,1021

Program Outcomes

  • Design a health care services plan for incarcerated patient populations that meets diverse needs and is constitutional, evidenced-based and fiscally prudent.
  • Develop value-based strategies to mitigate risks and improve clinical outcomes.
  • Lead a correctional health care team and engage internal and external stakeholders.
  • Establish scope of services, meet staffing needs, manage a budget and oversee public relations needs.

More Options From GW

Our Graduate Certificate in Correctional Health Administration gives you the knowledge and training required for an entry-level career in this field.

1. All salary data sourced from PayScale. Accessed February 22, 2019, from


The George Washington University (GW) is accredited by its regional accrediting agency, the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSCHE).




Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: The Office of Student Financial Assistance offers financial aid in the form of Federal Stafford Loans and alternative loans to graduate students seeking to finance their graduate educations.

Locale: Large City

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