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Executive Certificate in Health Administration

Program Overview

Put healthcare skills in focus.

As the healthcare system continues to grow, and advance in its understanding of patient needs, professionals with administration and leadership skills are in high demand.

Develop your leadership and ethical decision-making skills to succeed in health administration.The Executive Certificate in Health Administration helps students develop their ability to make an impact in this growing field.

As the healthcare system continues to grow, and advance in its understanding of patient needs, professionals with administration and leadership skills are in high demand.

Develop your leadership and ethical decision-making skills to succeed in health administration.The Executive Certificate in Health Administration helps students develop their ability to make an impact in this growing field.

Quick Facts

10

months to complete

15

total credit hours

$940

per credit hour

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Advance Your Career With the Right Training

The Executive Certificate in Health Administration curriculum emphasizes leadership and ethical decision-making responsibilities through relevant coursework grounded in The University of Scranton’s Jesuit mission and principles.

The program consists of five courses from the full Master’s in Health Administration program and aligns with competencies the American College of Healthcare Executives has defined as critical.

Career Outlook: Make an Impact in a Growing Industry

Leadership, organizational, and financial skills in the rapidly changing healthcare administration landscape are in great demand. Health services management roles are positioned to grow 18% by 20281 and can vary widely, with titles such as a Healthcare Recruiter making as much as $66,000.2

If you’re looking to continue your education, you can also choose to put your credits towards the full Master of Health Administration.

Career Outlook

Curriculum: Career-Focused Studies

In just 10 months, you’ll gain the core skills needed to meet today’s healthcare administration demands. Three core courses will give you the organizational, financial, and systems knowledge necessary for success in the field, with two electives that let you tailor your program for the job you want.

All courses are from our CAHME-accredited Master’s in Health Administration program and are taught by the same expert faculty.

Curriculum

Program Outcomes: Graduate Ready to Improve the Health Administration System

You’ll complete this certificate program ready to:

Admission Requirements

To apply for the Executive Certificate in Healthcare Administration from The University of Scranton, you’ll need:

Admissions Info

Tuition Details

The Executive Certificate in Health Administration program at Scranton consists of 15 credit hours and costs $940 per credit hour.

We strive to provide you with an affordable, high-quality education. That’s why we’re ranked a Best Value School, Regional Universities North, by U.S. News & World Report for 2020.

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Faculty: Learn From Industry Leaders

You’ll be taught by top-tier, practicing industry professionals who have firsthand experience with the real-world challenges you’ll face as a healthcare leader.

All courses are taught by the same faculty as our full CAHME-accredited Master’s in Health Administration, so you get the expert guidance and mentorship in a shorter certificate program.

Faculty at Scranton

Why Learn Online?

Earn a degree without interrupting your career. You’ll be part of an online learning community led by a diverse and expert faculty. Online programs reflect the same rigorous standards as our on-campus programs.

Scranton Online

Financial Aid

Financial aid options are available to help you pay for your education. A personal financial aid counselor will assist you in identifying and taking full advantage of all opportunities.

Financial Aid Details

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question we don’t cover here, request more information or call 866-373-9547.

The Executive Certificate in Health Administration can be completed in as few as 10 months. Students may apply their studies in this certification toward the full Master of Health Administration degree, as long as the degree is completed within six years of starting the certificate program.

The Executive Certificate in Health Administration is ideal for professionals already working in healthcare. Healthcare professionals with management or supervisory roles will benefit from earning this certificate as it will enhance their performance as leaders and decision-makers in their workplaces.

You can learn more about your career options by visiting our Career Outlook page.

Yes. Work experience in the healthcare industry is required to apply for this certificate program.

To complete your certification, the cost per credit is $940 with an estimated total tuition of $14,100.

Visit our tuition page for more information about additional costs and options.

You can attend this program either full- or part-time.

To complete the Executive Certificate in Health Administration, you will be required to take three core courses and can choose between two elective courses, as listed below:

Core Courses:

  • HAD 500: Health Care Organization and Administration
  • HAD 501: Health Care Financial Management
  • HAD 519: Health Services and Systems

Elective Courses:

  • HAD 510: Hospital Administration
  • HAD 512: Medical Practice Administration
  • HAD 513: Long Term Care Administration
  • HAD 517: Global Health Management
  • HAD 526: Grants Writing and Management

To see additional information about this program’s coursework, please visit our curriculum page.

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Sources:

  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019 September 4). Medical and Health Services Managers. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved November 3, 2019, from http://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm
  2. Payscale (2019 December 29). Healthcare Recruiter Salary. Retrieved January 7, 2020, from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Healthcare_Recruiter/Salary