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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 who apply for the Fall 2021 semester can get free books for their first course. 

Curriculum

HCA 501: Introduction to Healthcare Administration: History, Economics and Theory 
(3 credits, 7 weeks)
Prerequisite: Admission to the Public Health Administration certificate program

HCA 520: Healthcare Informatics and Information Technology 
(3 credits, 7 weeks)
Prerequisite: Admission to the Public Health Administration certificate program

HCA 560: Community Health 
(3 credits, 7 weeks)
Prerequisite: Admission to the Public Health Administration certificate program

HCA 570: Epidemiology 
(3 credits, 7 weeks)
Prerequisite: Admission to the Public Health Administration certificate program

HCA 575: Public Health Leadership, Advocacy and Policy 
(3 credits, 7 weeks)
Prerequisite: Admission to the Public Health Administration certificate program

Students also select one Elective Course from below: 

HCA 510 Ethics in Healthcare Administration
(3 credits, 7 weeks)
Prerequisite: Admission to the Public Health Administration certificate program

HCA 530 Healthcare Law and Compliance
(3 credits, 7 weeks)
Prerequisite: Admission to the Public Health Administration certificate program

HCA 540 Performance Leadership and Culture in Healthcare
(3 credits, 7 weeks)
Prerequisite: Admission to the Public Health Administration certificate program

HCA 550 Risk Management and Insurance in Healthcare
(3 credits, 7 weeks)
Prerequisite: Admission to the Public Health Administration certificate program


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

Fall 2021

  • Applications due:  Aug. 15, 2021
  • Classes start:  Sept. 10, 2021

Spring 2022

  • Applications due:  Dec. 15, 2021
  • Classes start:  Jan. 14, 2022

Estimated Tuition for the Certificate 

$13,896* 
($772 per credit x 18 credits)

*excludes books

See if you qualify for a corporate tuition discount.

APPLY NOW - For more information about how to apply or admissions requirements, contact the Office of Graduate Studies at masters@peirce.edu or 215.670.9325.

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