Health Administration Generalist - Certificate

Program Contacts

Program Director and Advisor

Leonard Friedman


The objective of the Health Administration Generalist certificate is to develop health sector leaders, innovators and managers who are dedicated to advancing the health of our local, national and global communities.

Combining the Master’s degree in one of our academic departments with the Health Administration Generalist Graduate Certificate uniquely positions graduates for careers that require both breadth and depth of knowledge and skills in health services.  This certificate program is open to applicants with a Master’s degree or higher who may wish to gain knowledge and skills in health services management.  Applicants without Master’s degrees (e.g., public health nursing, RN) may be eligible depending upon their professional experience in public health.

The Health Administration Generalist Certificate is tailored to the individual’s professional goals.  An advisor is assigned to each student to develop the Program of Study.  

Program Requirements

18 credits from courses below: (with advisor's approval)  
PUBH 6004 Env/Occ Hlth-Sustainable World  
HSML 6202 Intro/Health Services Delivery  
HSML 6203 Intro to Health Management  
HSML 6204 Quality&PerformanceImprovement  
HSML 6206 QuanMethds&Epid/HealthServices  
HSML 6207 HealthServicesInfoApplications  
HSML 6208 Medical Informatics  
HSML 6209 Health Services Finance  
HSML 6210 Hlth Serv Financl Applications  
HSML 6211 Health Economics  
HSML 6212 CommunityHealth Mgt & Advocacy  
HSML 6213 HealthServicesMrktng&Planning  
HSML 6215 Health Law for Managers  
HSML 6216 HumanResourcesMgt&OrgBehavior  
HSML 6218 Sem-HlthServicesMgt&Leadership  
Electives (with advisor’s approval)  

Graduation Requirements

  • Graduate Credit Requirement: 18 graduate credits are required.
  • The Program Director/Advisor must pre-approve all course selections and course sequencing by developing a “program of study” prior to the student’s initial registration.  Graduate Certificate students meet with their advisor each semester before registration. All changes in this program of study must be pre-approved by the Program Director/Advisor

  • Course Requirements.  Since most graduate certificate students are currently enrolled in an MPH program or have previously earned a graduate degree, most course credits will be selected from the program-specific course list.  Under no circumstances may a certificate student enroll in fewer than 9 credits of program-specific courses.
  • Grade Point Requirement: A 3.0 (B average) overall grade point average or higher is required.
  • Time Limit Requirement: The Certificate must be completed within two years.
  • Transfer Credit Policy: Up to 4 graduate credits that have not been applied to a previous graduate degree may be transferred to the Certificate, if they are determined to be relevant.  Credits must have been earned from an accredited institution in the last 3 years with a grade point average of 3.0 or better.
  • Transferring to the MHA Program: Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate Program students may apply for the MHA program. Up to 18 credits may transfer to the MHA.

Past Program Guides

This is the current program guide for this program. Students should follow the course requirements from the year in which they entered the program. 

Past Guides:
Guides that are not available online can be accquired from the Academic Affairs Program Coordinator in the Dean's Office.

Federal Disclosure Requirements

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We also offer online graduate degree programs in executive health administration and health informatics.