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Healthcare Administration Certificate

The three-course (nine-credit) graduate Healthcare Administration Certificate program offered by the School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) at Rutgers University–Newark provides pre-career and in-career students with 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.

Students seeking the Healthcare Administration Certificate complete three (3) courses for a total of nine (9) credits from the following SPAA graduate courses:

  • Health Systems and Policy (3)
  • Healthcare Finance (3)
  • Healthcare Management (3)
  • Special Topics in Healthcare (3)

For SPAA course descriptions see Courses.
For course schedules, see Rutgers University Schedule of Classes.

After receiving the certificate, non-degree students can count certificate courses toward the completion of the MPA program. 

To Apply

For current Rutgers graduate students:
Contact Aaron Gibbs, associate dean for student and academic services (, for instructions, registration guidance, and questions on alternative applied courses.

For non-degree seeking students students:
For application information and requirements see Apply Now.

Program Costs

The cost to complete the certificate is based on the cost per credit found on the latest tuition and fee schedule. For information on rates and program fees see Tuition & Fees.

For More Information

To learn more, Request Information or Join a SPAA Info Session. If you have questions about a certificate program or the application process, as a current student or as a non-degree seeking student, contact Aaron Gibbs, associate dean of student and academic services, at