Graduate Certificate in Health Administration

The Graduate Certificate in Health Administration is an excellent option for students with an undergraduate or graduate degree and are interested in the field of Health Administration. These graduate health administration classes allow students to examine, through the guidance of experienced faculty, the field of Health Administration and all courses are taught from a Christian worldview. The courses provide a focused study of issues within the complex world of healthcare including:

  • Exploring current issues and trends in the health care system (including health care reform and social media in health care)
  • Examining key trends impacting the nation’s health care organizations
  • Looking at financial administration and financial operations theory, principles, and concepts as they relate to health care financial decision-making (including finance and budgeting methods and accountability)
  • Studying the legal environment from a health care management perspective (including topics such as the basic structure of the court system and the general legal responsibilities and liabilities of health care organizations)
  • Studying how to achieve quality with the structure and relationships of the complex system of a health care organization (including systems thinking, improving and managing process change, performance measurement, as well as real-life examples and case studies)
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS COURSE SCHEDULE

Graduate Certificate in Health Administration Curriculum Summary

Must take all 5 courses to complete the online health care certificate program:

Course Number Course Name Credits
MSL601 Introduction to Graduate Study 3
MHA624 Ethics in Healthcare 3
MHA608 Current Issues and Trends in Health Administration 3
MHA646 Legal and Regulatory Environment in Healthcare 3
MHA668 Health Care Quality Management 3

Admission Information

Admission into the Health Administration Certificate is open to students who have completed either a bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree.  See specific admission criteria below.

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited college or university and an official transcript from the institution granting your baccalaureate degree and official transcripts of all graduate level work, if any. A 2.8 cumulative GPA from undergraduate work is required for admission or 9 hours of graduate work with a B or higher in each course. Up to 6 hours of accredited graduate work may be transferred if a B or better is earned in each course.
  • Applicants who do not meet the regular admission requirements, but show the potential for success in the certificate program, may be admitted on a conditional basis. The student should submit an essay and 2 letters of recommendation for review by the program committee.  Students admitted on a conditional basis to the certificate program must earn a 3.00 grade point average in the first six semester hours of graduate work to continue in the program.