Healthcare Management and Leadership Graduate Certificate

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Admission Requirements

The Healthcare Management & Leadership Graduate Certificate is designed for students who are interested in an administrative career in the healthcare sector, including managerial roles within hospital systems, public and private insurers, pharmaceutical, medical device and technology companies, consulting or other federal or local governmental organizations. Applicants are required to have professional experience in healthcare or a related field. Applications will be reviewed on a continuous basis. Complete the admission process, including the following:

  • Students must have a completed baccalaureate degree.

  • Students that have already obtained a graduate degree will not be required to complete an entrance exam. 

  • Students with a baccalaureate degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher will not have any additional testing or entry course requirements. 

  • If the student has a cumulative GPA between 3.0 and 2.75, regardless of the field of study, they will be required to complete the Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Exam.

  • If a student has a cumulative GPA below 2.75, they will be required to submit results from either the GRE or GMAT. A minimum score of 550 on GMAT or 299 on GRE is required. 

  • Additional required application documents include a Resume, Statement of Goals, Letters of Recommendation and Official transcripts.


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Minimum Requirements for Healthcare Management and Leadership Graduate Certificate: 12 credits 

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
Graduate Certificate Requirements
Complete the graduate certificate requirements.
Healthcare Management and Leadership Program Requirements
Complete the following:
HML/MBA F636Survey of Healthcare Administration3
HML/MBA F637Information Systems and Decision Making in Health Services3
HML/MBA F638Healthcare Law & Ethics3
HML/MBA F639Healthcare Finance and Economics3
Total Credits12

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Road Maps

Road Maps are recommended semester-by-semester plans of study for programs and assume full-time enrollment unless otherwise noted.

Some courses and milestones must be completed in the semester listed to ensure timely graduation. Transfer credit may change the road map.

This road map should be used in conjunction with regular academic advising appointments. All students are encouraged to meet with their advisor or mentor each semester. Requirements, course availability and sequencing are subject to change.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
HML/MBA F636 Survey of Healthcare Administration 3
HML/MBA F637 Information Systems and Decision Making in Health Services 3
HML/MBA F638 Healthcare Law & Ethics 3
HML/MBA F639 Healthcare Finance and Economics 3
 Total Credits12