Online Graduate Certificate – Health Services Administration

Broaden your scope as a versatile leader in the management of quality health care services.

10/18/21 Next Application Due Date
11/1/21 Start Classes

Program Overview


Learn more about the online Graduate Certificate in Health Services Administration at EWU

$5,600* Total Tuition
As few as 6 months Duration
16 Credit Hours

Enhance your leadership credentials while preparing for career advancement in the rapidly evolving health care sector with a Graduate Certificate – Health Services Administration online from Eastern Washington University.

In this 100 percent online program, you will study the direct applications of law, human resources, finance, governance, and business intelligence in contemporary health systems. Plus, when you’re ready, you can apply all credits from this certificate program toward an online MBA in Health Services Administration that empowers you with comprehensive business skills in finance, accounting, marketing and more.

The Eastern Washington University School of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

In this program, you will:

  • gain a holistic understanding of health service delivery models and standards;
  • explore health law, regulatory and human resource issues within the health care environment, including professional liability and legal issues in the operation and regulation of health care institutions;
  • study financial operations, revenue cycle management, budgeting, hierarchical reporting process and expectations, governance and regulatory compliance within health systems;
  • understand how business intelligence is used to manage and support a health system's strategic operations, regulatory, legal, risk and environmental requirements.
  • gain a holistic understanding of health service delivery models and standards;
  • explore health law, regulatory and human resource issues within the health care environment, including professional liability and legal issues in the operation and regulation of health care institutions;
  • study financial operations, revenue cycle management, budgeting, hierarchical reporting process and expectations, governance and regulatory compliance within health systems;
  • understand how business intelligence is used to manage and support a health system's strategic operations, regulatory, legal, risk and environmental requirements.

Also available online:

If you are interested in pursuing your master’s degree, completed courses in this certificate program can help you earn your Online Master of Business Administration with a Health Services Administration Concentration from EWU.

$5,600* Total Tuition
As few as 6 months Duration
16 Credit Hours
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Tuition


Budget-friendly tuition designed just for you

This affordable Graduate Certificate – Health Services Administration online program features pay-by-the-course tuition, with the same rate for all in-state and out-of-state students.

Tuition breakdown:

$350 Per Credit Hour
$5,600* Total Tuition

*Tuition and fees subject to change. Total program cost does not include foundation courses. If foundation courses are required, the cost will be added to the total program cost.

Tuition breakdown:

$350 Per Credit Hour
$5,600* Total Tuition

Calendar


Be sure you’ve all the important dates and deadlines

The Graduate Certificate – Health Services Administration online program is designed to be efficient for working professionals, with six-week courses and seven start dates a year. View the full calendar for upcoming start dates and deadlines for registration, required documents, and tuition payment.

Now enrolling:

10/18/21 Next Application Deadline
11/1/21 Start Classes
TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineLast Class Day
Fall I9/20/219/3/219/13/219/15/219/18/2110/31/21
Fall II11/1/2110/18/2110/25/2110/27/2110/30/2112/12/21
Winter I1/3/2212/16/2112/23/2112/28/211/1/222/13/22
Winter II2/14/221/31/222/7/222/9/222/12/223/27/22
Spring I4/4/223/21/223/28/223/30/224/2/225/15/22
Spring II5/16/225/2/225/9/225/11/225/14/226/26/22
Summer I7/11/226/24/227/1/227/6/227/9/228/21/22
Fall I9/19/229/2/229/12/229/14/229/17/2210/30/22
Fall II10/31/2210/17/2210/24/2210/26/2210/29/2212/11/22

Now enrolling:

10/18/21 Next Application Deadline
11/1/21 Start Classes

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Admissions


Review the qualifications for EWU’s online graduate certificate

We’ve streamlined the EWU online Graduate Certificate – Health Services Administration admissions process to help you get started right away. Plus, the GMAT is waived for qualified applicants.

Admission Requirements:

  • Professional resume
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Cumulative 3.0 GPA

Graduate Certificate – Health Services Administration Online Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the last 90–quarter or 60–semester–graded postsecondary credit hours** OR:
    • Applicants with a GPA of at least 2.5 in the last 90-quarter or 60-semester-graded credits of postsecondary academic coursework AND at least three years of professional work experience as verified by a professional resume will be considered on a case-by-case basis
    • Applicants with a GPA of at least 2.5 in the last 90-quarter or 60-semester-graded credits of postsecondary academic coursework AND an index score (GPA x 200 + GMAT) ≥ 1050 will be considered on a case-by-case basis
    • Applicants with a GPA lower than 2.5 may considered on a case-by-case basis and must have an index score of (GPA x 200 + GMAT) ≥ 1050
  • Transcripts from all previous colleges/universities attended
  • Professional resume

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**We encourage you to apply if your GPA is lower than a 3.0 and you have at least 3 years of professional work experience. Applicants with GPAs below 3.0 are considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. Please contact an Enrollment Services representative at 800-826-3411 for more information.

Courses


Explore all the courses toward your online Graduate Certificate in Health Services Administration

In order to earn the Graduate Certificate – Health Services Administration online, you must complete four courses (16 credit hours). This coursework can also be applied toward our online MBA in Health Services Administration, meaning you would only have to complete core coursework to earn your master's degree.

You must take the following courses.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course introduces health delivery systems. Topics covered include various health services delivery models and standards that impact population health, experience of care and per capita costs. Current practices are reviewed.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course explores health law, regulatory and human resources. Topics include an introduction to our legal system, professional liability issues related to providers, legal issues in the operation and regulation of healthcare institutions, and institution-patient relationships, institution-physician relationships as well as institution-employee relationships.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course challenges students to understand both the health care financial responsibilities and governance oversight for health systems. The student will learn the financial operations and governance to help any organization be successful. The modules, taking a practical approach, will cover subject matters such as: financial operations, revenue cycle management, budgeting, hierarchical reporting process and expectations, governance, and regulatory compliance.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course is designed to explore information as a strategic resource in an organization wide framework for supporting a health system’s strategic operations, regulatory, legal, risk and environmental requirements. Review of current health systems implementation and impact on decision-making for management and finance are evaluated.

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