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Graduate Certificate in Health Services Administration Online

Complete Coursework: as few as 12 weeks Credit Hours: 16 Tuition: $5,408
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Program Overview


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 affordable and highly focused program provides a quick return on your investment–you can complete your graduate certificate program in as few as seven months. And with seven start dates per year, why wait?

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. 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.

Courses

In order to earn the Graduate Certificate in Health Services Administration online, you must complete four courses (16 credit hours). All courses are six weeks in length.

To see the full list of Health Services Administration Certificate online courses, view courses.

Admissions

As an applicant for the Graduate Certificate in Health Services Administration online program, you must hold a US bachelor's degree (or equivalent to a 4-year US BA or BS) from a regionally accredited institution and submit all transcripts verifying your cumulative GPA. You must also submit a resume.

To learn more about our Health Services Administration Certificate online admission requirements, view admissions.

Tuition

As a student in the Graduate Certificate in Health Services Administration online program, you can pay for each course as you enroll. There is a $75 non–refundable application fee. Tuition is the same for students living in Washington or outside the state.

To learn more about our Health Services Administration Certificate online tuition, view tuition.

Calendar

With seven start dates each year, it's never been easier to get started on your Graduate Certificate in Health Services Administration. In order to begin on your desired start date, you should consider application date deadlines, turn in all required documentation and fees, register for classes and pay your tuition.

To see the full calendar of upcoming start dates for our Health Services Administration Certificate online, view calendar.

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Courses


The Graduate Certificate in Health Services Administration online curriculum is comprised of four courses (16 credit hours). When you’re ready, 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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Students must take the following courses.

Health Services Administration Certificate
Notes Course Number and Title Credits
Specialization HSAD 500: U.S. Health Systems 4
HSAD 510: Health Law and Human Resources 4
HSAD 520: Health Systems Finance and Governance 4
HSAD 545: Business Intelligence in Health Systems 4
Total Credits 16

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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Admissions


Let's get started! Familiarize yourself with these requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Health Services Administration online program, along with information on required documents.

Health Services Administration Certificate Online 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

Have a question? Call us at 800-826-3411.

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Tuition


Tuition for the online Graduate Certificate in Health Services Administration program is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All fees are included, except for a $75 application fee.

Program Per Credit Hour Per 4-Credit Hour Course Per Program
Health Services Administration Certificate $338 $1,352 $5,408
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Calendar


The Graduate Certificate in Health Services Administration program is delivered in an online format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring seven start dates each year. Choose the start date that's best for you.

Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline Last Class Day
Fall I 9/21/2020 9/7/2020 9/14/2020 9/16/2020 9/19/2020 11/1/2020
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
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