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Graduate Certificate in Health Services Administration Online

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

10/19/20 Next Application Due Date
11/02/20 Start Classes

Program Overview


$5,408 Total Tuition
As few as 12 weeks Program Duration
16 Credit Hours

Enhance your leadership credentials while preparing for career advancement in the rapidly evolving health care sector with a Graduate Certificate in Health Services Administration online from Eastern Washington University. This flexible and highly focused program provides a quick return on your investment—you can complete your graduate certificate program in as few as 12 weeks.

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.

As a student in this program, you will connect with peers and work with our experienced faculty to:

  • gain an 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.

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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.

Tuition


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

$338 Per Credit Hour
$5,408 Total Tuition

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Health Services Administration Certificate Online Program Tuition and Fees

Program Per Credit Hour Per 4-Credit Hour Course Per Program
Graduate Certificate in Health Services Administration $338.18 $1,352.72 $5,408

Application Fee: $75

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for medical and health services managers is expected to grow by 18 percent through 2028.

Calendar


The Graduate Certificate in 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:

10/19/20 Next Application Deadline
11/02/20 Start Classes

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Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline Last Class Day
Fall II 11/2/2020 10/19/2020 10/26/2020 10/28/2020 10/31/2020 12/13/2020
Winter I 12/28/2020 12/11/2020 12/18/2020 12/22/2020 12/26/2020 2/7/2021
Winter II 2/8/2021 1/25/2021 2/1/2021 2/3/2021 2/6/2021 3/21/2021
Spring I 3/29/2021 3/15/2021 3/22/2021 3/24/2021 3/27/2021 5/9/2021
Spring II 5/10/2021 4/26/2021 5/3/2021 5/5/2021 5/8/2021 6/20/2021
Summer 7/6/2021 6/21/2021 6/28/2021 6/30/2021 7/4/2021 8/15/2021

Ready to take the next step toward earning your degree online from Eastern Washington University?

Admissions


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

Professional resume
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
Cumulative 2.5 GPA in the last 90 quarter or 60 semester-graded undergraduate credits

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Health Services Administration Certificate 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

If you need to submit official documents by mail, send them to:

Graduate Studies
206 Showalter Hall
Cheney, WA 99004

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Courses


In order to earn the Graduate Certificate in 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.

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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 health care 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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