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Online Graduate Certificate in Health Care Administration

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Advance in a Year with MU’s Online Health Care Graduate Certificate

No App Fee

Regionally Accredited

Affordable Tuition

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  • Duration 2 terms
  • Cost per Credit $545
  • Credit Hours 15

Program Benefits

  • Small student-to-teacher ratio
  • Health care leadership skills
  • No GRE/GMAT required
  • Eight-week courses

Stand Out from Other Candidates with Unique Skills

Methodist University’s Online Health Care Administration Graduate Certificate helps you gain traction as a candidate with specialized leadership skills that match MBA core learnings. Whether you already work in the health care industry or are seeking to transition to a new career, MU’s program will prepare you to help fill the high demand for health care policy leaders.

In a short amount of time – just two terms – you can complete 15 credit hours of coursework that will teach you business and leadership skills through a health care lens. You’ll explore topics in management, policy, finance, and more under the guidance of faculty who are experts in the field. Higher paying roles await after graduation.1

Career Outlook: 5x the National Average

There’s a growing and lucrative market for health leaders. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 28% by 2031, which is five times more than the average for all occupations. These professionals earn a median annual wage of $101,340.1

Careers and Salaries
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Curriculum: Practice Solving Unique, Real Issues

Gain the knowledge and skills you need for a successful career in health services management through MU’s rigorous curriculum. The 15-credit health care administration certificate encompasses policy issues, finance and economics, and organization and leadership topics.

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Program Outcomes

In the online health care administration graduate certificate program, you’ll:

  • Prepare to manage, lead, and improve a changing health care system.
  • Meet the needs of a dynamic and ever-evolving United States health care system.
  • Create and apply evidence-based knowledge to enhance the health of individuals and communities.

Admissions Requirements

To apply for the online graduate certificate in health care administration from Methodist University, you’ll need:

  • Completed application.
  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited college or university before starting the first term of the program.
  • Two letters of recommendation, and one letter must be from a professor or employer.
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or better before the start of the first term of the program.
  • Provide a 1-2 page personal statement including your background, interest in attending Methodist University, interest in the program, and your career goals.
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Tuition Details

The health care administration certificate costs $545 per credit hour and has 15 total credit hours. If you or a family member are a veteran or active-duty service member, your education at Methodist University could be even more affordable. Visit our Military Support page.

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Why Study Online?

Enjoy an online learning environment that offers the same quality as in-person courses, including dedicated faculty members and an overall caring, friendly atmosphere for achieving your professional and personal goals.

You’ll also have access to all of MU’s academic support services. That means you’ll get personalized assistance you need, such as access to the tutoring and writing centers. Experience a distinctive education in a flexible environment that fits your schedule.

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Financial Aid

You can earn a high-quality education from a private institution without worrying about the cost. As a Yellow Ribbon school and a university where 97% of students qualify for financial aid, Methodist is committed to affordability.

Learn more about federal student loans and grants, military benefits, and scholarship opportunities. We’re proud to make your goals as affordable as possible.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Have other questions not answered here? Request more information or call 910.212.4956.

The online Graduate Certificate in Health Care Administration requires an average of two terms for full-time students.

This 15-credit hour program costs $545 per credit hour for an estimated total tuition of $8,175, not including fees or other costs you may incur. Learn more at the Graduate Certificate in Health Care Administration tuition page.

*This is an estimate of the total tuition based on the current school year and is subject to change.

To apply to the online Graduate Certificate in Health Care Administration, you must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, plus a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher. Additionally, you must submit your official transcripts from all institutions attended, two letters of recommendation, and a typed personal statement. Visit our admissions page for more information.

You’ll complete 5 courses in total. You can review the courses now.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of medical and health services managers is projected to increase 18% by 2028. The online Graduate Certificate in Health Care Administration program prepares you for these roles and more. Visit the career outlook page for more information.

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  1. “Medical and Health Services Managers.” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved September 1, 2022 from https://www.bls.gov/.