Graduate Certificate, Health Administration

Graduate Certificate in Health Administration

The Marybelle and Paul S. Musco School of Nursing and Health Professions encourages the growth and development of professionals connected with the healthcare industry by offering a Graduate Certificate in Health Administration. The program begins by introducing students to healthcare policy, organization and delivery. Students build on these fundamental concepts by learning the advanced principles of law, ethics, services, healthcare economics and selecting an additional course in either innovation or quality management.

Students seeking a certificate program only are not eligible for financial aid.  Courses taken after completion of a degree program in order to complete the certificate are not eligible for financial aid.

All graduate admissions options listed below require an earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution. The certificate is awarded upon successful completion of all coursework with a minimum grade of “C” and an overall grade point average of 3.0 or above.  No transfer credits may be used.

Option One
A 3.0 grade point average (GPA) calculated over the most recent 30 graded semester (45 quarter) credits completed in either a baccalaureate or post baccalaureate program, including credits earned toward a credential. All credits used for GPA calculation must be from a regionally accredited institution.

Option Two
A GPA between 2.5 and 2.99 calculated over the most recent graded 30 semester (45 quarter) credits completed in either a baccalaureate or post baccalaureate program, including credits earned toward a credential. All credits used for GPA calculation must be from a regionally accredited institution. A satisfactory score on an accepted graduate admissions exam is required.

  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE): achieve the required minimum scores on two out of three of the subsections of the GRE. (Minimum score for Quantitative: 141, minimum score for Verbal: 150, minimum score for Analytic Writing: 4.5)
  • Miller Analogies Test (MAT): achieve a minimum scaled score of 400.
  • Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT): fulfill the formula GMAT + (GPA X 200) > 1000.

Option Three
An earned master's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution.

Option Four
Submission of a portfolio of evidence that shows adequate preparation for graduate studies. The portfolio will contain: writing samples that show graduate level communications and analytical skills; a detailed resume showing professional development and achievements; awards; professional recognition; letters of reference from persons who can attest to the applicant’s ability to do graduate level work; and a letter of explanation detailing the reasons the student believes he or she is a good candidate for graduate study in this discipline requested. If the portfolio meets substantive approval of the committee, the applicant may be invited for an interview. The decision of the School Graduate Admissions Committee will be final.

Required Courses (9 credits):

*HAUU 601 Healthcare Policy, Organization and Delivery 3
HAUU 641 Law, Ethics, and Health Services 3
HAUU 645 Healthcare Economics 3

*Must be the first course taken for this certificate.

 

Electives (3 credits)
Choose one of the following:

HAUU 602 Innovation in Health Technology and Information Access 3
HAUU 651 Quality Management in Healthcare 3

 

Total Credits 12