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Health Administration

Graduate Certificate


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Quick Facts

Credits Required: 15
Cost Per Credit: $900
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Zuckerman College of Public Health

Program Details

Are you a health care professional? Or are you interested in pursuing a career in health care? Are you interested in the business and finance aspects of the health industry? If so, the Graduate Certificate in Health Administration was designed for you. Developed with working professionals in mind, the program offers flexibility and prepares you for a career in hospital administration or healthcare office management. It can lead you to fulfilling positions in outpatient care facilities, community health agencies and more.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job opportunities in healthcare administration are projected to grow 32% over the next nine years, much faster than other occupations. In this certificate program, you will learn to master competencies in strategic planning, marketing, health budgeting and finance. You will gain a deeper understanding of health care economics and policy, quality improvement and health systems delivery, all of which will enable you to advance your career and build on your existing skills.

*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.


This certificate requires the successful completion of 15 credits: 

PHPM 558: Health Care Marketing
PHPM 507: Health Care Economics and Policy
PHPM: 561 Introduction to Health Care Quality and Safety
PHPM 569: Fundamentals of Health Budgeting and Financial Management
PHPM 641: Health Systems Delivery (You may take PHP641 or PHPM562)
PHPM 562: Health Services Administration (You may take PHPM 562 or PHP 641)



Earning your Graduate Certificate in Health Administration will build core skills, including:

  • Program evaluation
  • Critical thinking
  • Health system analysis
  • Financial proficiency
  • Strategic planning
  • Market development
  • Quality improvement techniques
  • Health economics analysis
  • Health policy assessment
  • Interprofessional skills

Graduates of the Health Administration Certificate program will be prepared to pursue careers in the following fields:

  • Health Care
  • Public Health
  • Government
  • Non-Profit
  • Health Insurance
  • Quality Improvement
  • Academia