Online Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Quality and Project Management
UofL’s 100% Online Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Quality and Project Management is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in the dynamic and evolving field of healthcare strategic management, in both small and large-scale settings.
Offered by UofL’s School of Public Health & Information Sciences (SPHIS), the Healthcare Quality and Project Management certificate will help you master the essential skills required to excel in the dynamic healthcare industry. Through an expertly designed curriculum, you will prepare for leadership roles in your healthcare organization by gaining a better understanding of the formulation, implementation, and evaluation of organizational strategy in a healthcare setting.
"The Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Quality and Project Management is your gateway to mastering the essential skills required to excel and to be catalysts for change in the healthcare industry. Students leave with a deeper understanding of the industry and the knowledge to make a real, substantive difference in this field."
Lee Bewley, Ph.D. Program Director Program Director Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Financial Management
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 of 2021 (bls.gov).
A Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Quality and Project 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:
MSHA graduates or currently enrolled MSHA students are not intended to be eligible to receive this healthcare management certificate as the CAHME-accredited degree is appropriate and sufficient development and credentialling.
Formerly enrolled MSHA students may apply for certificate admission and utilize previously earned credits (with a letter grade of B or higher) toward certificate completion.
Students that have successfully completed required courses in another healthcare management certificate provided by the School of Public Health and Information Sciences within the past three years will not be required to retake the required course.
I have less than a 2.75 grade point average, can I still apply?
If you have less than a 2.75 GPA, you can still apply. You will need to address your GPA in your personal statement, stating what you have learned and how you plan to be successful in the program. Should you be accepted, it would be accepted on a conditional basis. For more information, we encourage you to check our Application tab or reach out to the program.
Can I still apply if I don’t have a background in healthcare?
All organizational experience is welcomed, but healthcare is preferred.
How long are the courses?
The courses for the Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Quality and Project Management are carried out over 8 weeks.
When are courses taught?
Courses will be taught in the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters, respectively.
How many classes do I take?
Students will complete 5 courses worth 3 credit hours each for a total of 15 credit hours.
Is this program 100% online and asynchronous?
Yes. Learn on your time and on your schedule from anywhere in the world with an internet connection.
Is there financial aid available for this certificate?
Currently we do not offer financial aid for this program. Please see our Financial Aid tab for more information.