The Graduate Certificate in Health Services Leadership is not only designed for health professionals employed in state and local health agencies, health care institutions and in private practice, but also for traditional students who wish to better prepare themselves for leadership roles in professional capacities. The goal of the Health Services Leadership Certificate Program is to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills for a variety of leadership and management positions in health related organizations.
A minimum of 15 credits is required for the completion of the Health Services Leadership Graduate Certificate, including 12 credits of required course work and 3 credits of elective courses.
Applicants who wish to apply to the Graduate Certificate in Health Services Leadership program must meet the following requirements prior to enrollment in certificate courses: possess a baccalaureate degree in a health-related field from an accredited institution, demonstrate satisfactory academic competency by attaining an overall GPA of at least 3.0 in previous college-level course work, and meet with the MHS program director to discuss the admission process, the applicant’s career interests, and reasons for seeking admission to the certificate program.
Graduate Certificate in Health Services Leadership
|DISPUT 501||Human Factors in Conflict Management||1|
|DISPUT 502||Negotiation Theory and Practice||1|
|DISPUT 505||Culture and Conflicts||1|
|MHLTHSCI 522||Management for Health Professionals||3|
|MHLTHSCI 525||Leadership for Health Professionals||3|
|MHLTHSCI 529||Marketing for Health Professionals||3|
|A minimum of 3 credits from the following:|
|ECON 440G||Health Economics||3|
|IPT 536||Foundations of Instructional and Performance Technology||4|
|MHLTHSCI 550||Current Issues in Health Policy||3|
The program leading to the Graduate Certificate in Health Services Leadership is of primary relevance to students interested in the following occupation (Standard Occupational Classification code in parentheses): Medical and Health Services Managers (11-9111). Information on SOC-coded occupations is available at www.bls.gov/soc/major_groups.htm and subsidiary links. The normal time to complete the certificate requirements is 2 years, the tuition and fees for normal time completion are estimated to be $4,704 (part-time status), and the typical cost for books and supplies not included in tuition and fees is estimated to be $800. It is very important that interested students consult the graduate program coordinator for clarification of this information, especially the role of the certificate in preparing individuals for employment in specific occupations.