Graduate Certificate, Health Administration

Graduate Certificate in Health Administration

This certificate program is designed for students looking to gain specialized knowledge and expertise in health administration.

Program Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Health Administration gives healthcare professionals with a baccalaureate or post-baccalaureate degree an opportunity to receive specialized instruction and pursue a non-degree curriculum in health administration and receive a graduate certificate. Certificate-only students are not eligible for financial aid nor are students taking the course after completion of a degree program.

As a student, you will:

  • Complete three foundation courses and one elective.
  • Update and enhance your knowledge of health administration and related topics.
  • Complete an advanced level certificate to add to your resume.

Students looking for an advanced degree should consider the MBA in Health Administration

Admission Requirements

All graduate admissions options listed below require an earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.

Admission Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirements:

Option One – GPA required 3.00 or Higher

  • 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 – GPA between 2.50 and 2.99, qualifying score on GRE, MAT or GMAT

  • 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 – GPA below 2.50, Portfolio

  •   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.

Required Courses (9 credits):

HAUU 640 Foundations of Healthcare Administration 3
HAUU 641 Law, Ethics, and Health Services 3
HAUU 642 Healthcare Information and Communication Systems 3


Electives (3 credits)
Choose one of the following:

CSCU 683 Project Management for Business Majors 3
HAUU 645 Healthcare Economics 3
HAUU 651 Quality Management in Healthcare 3
HRCU 605 Talent Management 3
OCLU 601 Democracy, Ethics and Leadership 3
OCLU 602 Self, Systems and Leadership 3


Total Credits 12
Some programs available to California residents only
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