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Certificate in Healthcare Administration

The Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Administration is designed to serve as an enhancement to a previously earned undergraduate or graduate degree—especially a BBA or MBA. It is intended to meet the educational needs of individuals currently serving in managerial positions within a variety of health services organizations as well as those who desire to serve in such positions. Eighteen hours in health administration coursework, as detailed below, are required for this certificate. Completion of the certificate will provide individuals with the essential knowledge, skills and abilities required of entry to mid-level health services administrators.

18 semester hours:

HADM 6305 Healthcare Finance I
HADM 6306 Healthcare Finance II
HADM 6330 Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare
HADM 6360 Managing Healthcare Organizations
HADM 6340 Quality and Continuous Improvement in Healthcare Organizations
ADMN 6375 Strategic Planning

Graduate Certificate Admissions Requirements

With the approval of the appropriate College/School Dean, certificates may be presented to students in recognition of their attendance at special not-for-credit seminars or continuing educational professional development and in recognition of their earning credit hours in UIW courses offered in a particular field or fields. The reception/awarding of a certificate will not appear on the transcript, even when the certificate attests to earning credit hours for UIW courses. When appropriate, for-credit courses taken to earn a certificate may be considered as fulfilling the requirements of a degree program only if the student applies to, meets admission requirements of, and is accepted into the program.

All students taking graduate courses and seeking a certificate must apply for admission to the University’s Graduate School and provide evidence of an earned Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher learning with an overall GPA of 2.5 or better. Official transcripts from each college and university previously attended must be mailed directly from the college or university to the Admissions Office. Students may have to meet additional requirements set by the school or college from which the certificate is being issued.

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