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. This certificate consists of five 3-credit courses. Three core courses are required: Epidemiology for Administrators, Financial Management for Health and Nonprofit Organizations, and Health Organizations and Delivery Systems. You can then choose two electives from various areas of health policy, statistics or research methods (see Courses under Health Certificate for sample past syllabi).

Courses are offered in a variety of delivery approaches (evening, hybrid, weekend) 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 to make sound course choices (Contact your advisor). Students who want to pursue this certificate along with either the MPA or PhD should seek advising 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.

What thresholds must I meet to be eligible for admission?

  • Consult the TSU Graduate catalog.  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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