Healthcare Administration

Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Administration

certificate code - CG01

The Public Administration Department offers a healthcare administration certificate for students who are interested in a career in a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, health departments, nursing homes, mental health services, home health services, nonprofit voluntary agencies, health research foundations, public and private insurance, and a variety of governmental agencies. The certificate program is available to students pursuing a degree other than the MPA degree or as a non-degree seeking student. For more information, please consult:

Certificate Requirements

Required Courses
PUBA 670Health Systems3
PUBA 671Healthcare Organization and Operation3
PUBA 672Healthcare Finance3
Healthcare Electives (Select electives to total 3 credits. Others approved by Healthcare Advisor)3
Alternative Healthcare Delivery Systems
Rural Healthcare
Organization Performance Improvement
Population Health Management
Creativity and Innovation
Performance Management
Managed Care
Integrated Delivery System
Policy Issues in Women's Health
Healthcare Law and Ethics
Healthcare Policy
Healthcare Planning/Marketing
Healthcare Information Systems
Capstone Experience
PUBA 780Healthcare Administration Practicum (or equivalent capstone course approved by the Director.)3
Total Hours15

Certificate Learning Outcomes

Healthcare Administration

Upon completion of the certificate, students should be able to:

  • Understand, identify, and explain key social, political, and economic issues that shape the delivery of healthcare in the United States.
  • Examine and identify the variety of organizations and entities in the healthcare delivery environment.
  • Assess current workforce, funding, organizational delivery, quality and equity trends in healthcare administration.
  • Understand, interpret, and utilize financial information, reports, policies and tools to implement decision-making in healthcare administration.