Healthcare Administration

The 18-credit graduate Healthcare Administration certificate program provides students with advanced graduate studies in healthcare management and administration. Focusing on real, time and place based case studies with experienced lecturers, students receive cutting edge best practices information helping them to position themselves to expand their professional careers in this area.

Applicants for the Healthcare Administration Certificate may take courses simply by completing the graduate application and selecting 20834R, Public Administration - Healthcare Certificate, within the non-degree option.

Students completing the certificate should notify the Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs, who will verify that the certificate courses have been completed, and issue the certificate. Certificate courses completed with a grade of B or better may be used for the MPA degree, should a student elect to apply to the degree program. If a certificate student elects to matriculate into the MPA degree program, the admission application must be completed before the student may become matriculated.

Admission Requirements

  • Completed Application
  • Application Fee
  • Official Transcripts
  • Personal Statement
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (Two academic, one professional)


Students seeking the Healthcare Administration Certificate complete six (6) courses for a total of 18 credits.


  • 20:834:581 Health Systems and Policy (3)
  • 20:834:582 Healthcare Management (3)
  • 20:834:659 Healthcare Finance (3)
  • PHCO 0502 Principles and Methods in Epidemiology (3)
  • PHCO 0503 Introduction to Environmental Health (3)
  • PHCO 0505 Social & Behavioral Sciences  (3)

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