Graduate certificates allow individuals to continue their education (a requirement under most healthcare licensure standards) without committing to a full master’s program.

Hours taken for a graduate certificate may be applied to the MS in Healthcare Management.

What You’ll Study

With a general healthcare management certificate, you’ll learn about healthcare policies and strategies. You’ll complete a minimum of 15 credit hours to achieve this certificate.

Required Courses: 15 Hours

A grade of ‘C’ is required in each core course.

  • HA510 Healthcare Operations (3)
  • HA580 Healthcare Strategy (3)

Choose one course from each of the four structured option areas:

Administration – choose one course

  • EC585 Healthcare Economics (3)
  • HA582 Healthcare Budgeting and Reimbursement (3)
  • HA681 Health Administration Policy (3)

Communication – choose one course

  • HA585 Marketing for Health Services Organizations (3)
  • HL672 Health Promotion Programs (3)
  • PY555 Health Psychology (3)
  • SC560 Organizational Communication (3)

Quality and Patient Safety – choose one course

  • HA520 Introduction to Healthcare Quality (3)
  • HA530 Introduction to Patient Safety (3)

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Getting the Job

Your education is just one piece to launching an extraordinary career. Once you’ve mastered the material, you still have to find the job you want, make the right connections, sell your knowledge and experience—and if all this is giving you anxiety, don’t panic. SEMO’s Career Services office is here to help you with the next step. They’ll provide the expertise and support you need, so you’re landing your dream job in no time.


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Department of Management
Office Phone
(573) 651-2121
Office Location
Dempster Hall, 260
Mailing Address
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Cape Girardeau, MO 63701