Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Administration and Planning

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With a graduate certificate in Healthcare Administration and Planning, you can develop skills which are in high demand in expanding healthcare policy and service delivery arenas. For certificate students admitted for Spring 2017 and thereafter, the curriculum requires six 3-credit courses: Epidemiology for Administrators, Financial Management for Health and Nonprofit Organizations, Health Organizations and Delivery Systems, Research Methods, Statistics, and Ethics and Values in the Public Sector.

Courses are offered in a variety of delivery approaches (evening hybrid or online) which help meet our students' needs as working adults. You can start the certificate in spring, summer or fall. You can seek this certificate in combination with the MPA or PhD, or on its own as a stand-alone credential.

Seek advising before registration every semester to make sound course choices and stay on track for completion (Contact your advisor). Students who want to pursue this certificate along with either the MPA or PhD should seek advising each semester before choosing any electives in the certificate to minimize chances of having to take an extra course while satisfying each set of requirements.


Program flyer for the certificate; competencies included in certificate-specific courses

Key guiding documents

  • TSU Graduate catalog - know the policies in the front of the catalog which apply to all grad students as well as the program specific policies in the College of Public Service section. Important updates relevant to the admissions criteria (GPA) and total credit requirements for the Healthcare Administration and Planning Graduate Certificate are contained in these updates and revisions to the 2015-2017 Graduate Catalog; please review.

What thresholds must I meet to be eligible for admission?

  • Consult the TSU Graduate catalog.  Important updates relevant to the admissions criteria (GPA) and total credit requirements for the Healthcare Administration and Planning Graduate Certificate are contained in these updates and revisions to the 2015-2017 Graduate Catalog; please review.
  • All applicable Graduate School thresholds and requirements must be met. Graduate certificates in the Department of Public Administration do not require standardized entrance exams for admission, but degree programs may have different requirements and starting as a certificate student does not change any degree program requirements.
  • Submit all required application materials per the Graduate School (including Graduate School application, fee, official transcripts).

How do I apply?

What classes should I take? What forms must I complete along the way?

How do I get ready to complete my program?

 






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