Online Graduate Certificate in Public Health Administration

The online Graduate Certificate in Public Health Administration provides graduate-level training and credentialing for those interested in starting or advancing a career in Public Health. The 18-credit certificate focuses on leadership, healthcare administration, and public health administration and students have the opportunity to choose an elective course suited towards their individual career interests.

Courses are delivered completely online and prepare students to advance professionally in a wide variety of roles in the Public Health sector. a variety of organizations or transition to a new career.  

What You Can Expect 

  • Gain skills and expertise that can be applied directly to your career on day one
  • The ability to finish your graduate certificate in one year on a part-time basis
  • Flexible, online courses that work around your busy schedule - and optional live online sessions with your professors
  • Lively interaction with your classmates and professors
  • No capstone or practicum requirements

Free Books:  New students can get free books for their first course. 


Program Requirements
 PrerequisitesMin. Credits
HCA 501Introduction to Healthcare Administration: History, Economics, and Theory 3
HCA 520Healthcare Informatics and Information Technology 3
HCA 560Community Health 3
HCA 570Epidemiology 3
HCA 575Public Health Leadership, Advocacy, and Policy 3
HCA Elective

Elective (choose 1)

  • HCA 510 Ethics in Healthcare Administration
  • HCA 530 Healthcare Law and Compliance
  • HCA 540 Performance Leadership and Culture in Healthcare
  • HCA 550 Risk Management and Insurance in Healthcare

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Public Health Administration will be able to:

  1. Apply principles of leadership in Public Health facilities, organizations, and roles.
  2. Advocate for Public Leadership roles and responsibilities in diverse organizations.
  3. Manage, evaluate, and improve Public Health systems and processes.

Upcoming Start Dates

We are ready when you are ready! 
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 

Undergraduate Session Starts

  1. Session 2: Week of Oct. 30, 2023
  2. Session 3: Week of Jan. 8, 2024
  3. Session 4: Week of March 11, 2024
  4. Session 5: Week of May 6, 2024

Estimated Tuition for the Certificate 

($772 per credit x 18 credits)

*excludes books

See if you qualify for a corporate tuition discount.

Emergency Student Aid

Emergency Student Aid grants are available for Peirce students. Grants can be used to pay off balances, cover tuition, buy books, and for all costs of attendance, including food, rent, childcare, and transportation. Learn more.

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