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The Healthcare Administration Certificate helps mid-level and clinical leaders develop the leadership capabilities necessary to respond to rapid change in an unpredictable environment. Achieving this certificate will assist you in becoming a dynamic and effective leader who collaborates across disciplines to serve and advance the healthcare and well-being of people, organizations and communities.

This program aligns with the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) healthcare executive leadership, CAHME and industry competencies needs, which are categorized into 6 critical domains:

  • Change leadership
  • Management
  • Communication and collaboration
  • Strategic and business planning
  • Innovation
  • Integrity, ethics and social responsibility

Built on a history of excellence in healthcare with experienced faculty and MHA Advisory Board members who are leaders in their professions. This 15-credit online certificate can be completed in approximately one year.

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Degree Details


Tuition: $575/credit*

* Tuition rates are for the 2023-24 academic year. Additional fees and costs for course materials may apply. Total program cost and completion time varies depending on transfer credits and individual program plans. Tuition rates are subject to change.


Program Requirements

Certificate Credits: 15 Credits Required
Elective Credits: 3 Electives
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Minimum Grade: B

Required Courses

  • MHA 6010 Health Services Leadership
  • MHA 6351 Healthcare Administration
  • HIM 6524 Strategic Management in Health
  • MHA 6506 Healthcare Quality and Safety
  • MHA 6355 Healthcare Finance 1


  • HIM 6508 Healthcare Data Analytics or
  • NSG Health Policy, Law and Ethics