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Online Certificate in Healthcare Management

The online Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage and lead in a multitude of healthcare settings

The University of Louisville’s 100% online Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management prepares you to confidently lead in an array of healthcare organizations. The certificate program is offered in a 5 course (14 credit-hour) format and is ideal for healthcare professionals, including nurses, clinical workers and allied health administrators who want to enhance their skills and advance to leadership and management positions.

This online graduate certificate in healthcare management is offered through the School of Public Health and Information Sciences at the University of Louisville.

How Much Will this Cost?

Tuition & Aid    

This certificate does not qualify for financial aid. Special rates are available for active-duty military. Inquire to learn more.

Highlights

  • Skip the GRE— not required for admission into the certificate program.
  • Gain applicable and transferable healthcare industry knowledge through courses in Management of Healthcare Organizations, Management for Population Health, Healthcare Marketing and more.
  • Take advantage of the flexibility and convenience of 100% online classes, delivered over an 8-week, asynchronous course format.
  • Apply your certificate credits toward UofL’s online Master of Science in Health Administration degree, USNWR top-ranked and CAHME-accredited (upon approval; must apply to the master’s program separately).*

MSHA graduates or currently enrolled MSHA students are not intended to be eligible to receive this healthcare management certificate. The CAHME-accredited degree is the appropriate and sufficient credential for development.

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100% ONLINE COURSES

Complete your degree on your own time through fully online and accelerated classes.

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14 Credit Hours

Expand your healthcare management expertise with only 5 online courses.

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1 year

Complete the certificate program in less than 1 year.

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical and health service managers is projected to grow by 28% in the next ten years, which is much faster than the average growth for all occupations. The median annual wage for medical and health services managers was $101,340 in May 2021 (bls.gov).

A Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management can provide you with the expertise needed to advance into leadership roles within most healthcare organizations. Graduates are well suited to apply their credentials toward the following roles and careers:

  • Clinical manager
  • Clinical research coordinator
  • Compliance manager
  • Director of patient services
  • Director of health services
  • Healthcare administrator
  • Hospital administration
  • Nursing home administrator
  • Nursing home director


Preferred Application Deadline Term Start
August 1 Fall Term I Late August
November 15 Spring Term I January

Class start dates are subject to change based on course availability.

Note: We admit students on a rolling basis. The preferred deadlines help you complete the application process on time, be notified of acceptance, and enroll before the term begins. We review applications as they become complete and admit students for a specific term up to the day classes start. We recommend you work on and submit your complete application well in advance of the preferred deadline, as obtaining transcripts and other materials may take more time.

Steps to Apply

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Admission Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s degree in any field from an accredited college or university
  2. The typical successful applicant has an undergraduate degree with a GPA of 2.75 or above (on a 4.00 scale).*
  3. Updated resume or curriculum vitae (admissions committee will review for healthcare experience).
  4. One-page personal statement written by the applicant that is a clear, substantive description of his or her career goals in public health and health care management.

MSHA graduates or currently enrolled MSHA students are not eligible to receive this healthcare management certificate. The MSHA CAHME-accredited degree is the appropriate and sufficient credential for development.

Note: GMAT/GRE scores are not required for admission.

*You will need to maintain a 3.0 for the courses taken to satisfy the 14-credit hour certificate requirement.

Send all materials to:
Graduate Admissions
University of Louisville
2211 S. Brook Street
Louisville, KY 40292
gradadm@louisville.edu

International Applicants

If you live outside of the United States and intend to complete an online academic program from your home country, be sure to review these additional requirements for international students.

  • Postsecondary transcripts. Transcripts from institutions not in English will require a foreign credential evaluation.
  • Students whose primary language is not English must show English language proficiency by attaining one of the following:
    • TOEFL test score of 90 or higher (after conversion for test type), OR
    • Submitting an ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates) certification, OR
    • Successful completion of the exit examination for the advanced level of the Intensive English as a Second Language (IESL) program, OR
    • Duolingo English test score of 105 or higher
    • Demonstration of a degree from an accredited U.S. institution (requires provisional admission with evaluation of English language competency)

The online Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management is a 14-credit hour program, with each course delivered in an 8-week course format, 100% online. Students will need to attain a minimum of a 3.0 GPA to be awarded the certificate.


Course List Credit Hours
PHMS 505 Governance and Management of Healthcare Organizations 3
PHMS 620 Healthcare Strategic Management 3
PHMS 684 Project Management for Population Health Support 3
PHMS 685 Health Operations & Management Science 3
PHMS 688 Healthcare Marketing 2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 14

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Course Descriptions





    • Who is a good candidate to apply for the Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management?

      The online Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management is designed for current or future healthcare professionals who are interested in gaining the knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage and lead in a multitude of healthcare settings. This certificate is intended for professionals currently working in the healthcare field; including nurses, clinical workers and allied health administrators who want to enhance their skills and advance to leadership and management positions.

    • What are the GPA requirements for admission into the Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management program?

      A minimum GPA of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale) from an accredited college or university at the undergraduate level is required for admission into the Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management program. However, students who have a lower GPA can request admission on a provisional basis by explaining the reason for their interest in the program and by reviewing their undergraduate GPA with the Program Director.

    • Do I have to submit the one-page personal statement for admission into the program?

      Yes, the one-page personal statement is required for admission into the Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management program. To confirm that an applicant has experience in the healthcare field and that they are well suited for this certificate a one-page personal statement written by the applicant with substantive information on his or her career goals in public health and healthcare management is required.

    • Can I use the credits earned in the certificate program towards the Master of Science in Health Administration online degree:

      Yes, students can apply the certificate credits toward UofL’s USNWR top-ranked and CAHME-accredited online Master of Science in Health Administration degree (upon approval; must apply to the master’s program separately).