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 healthcare management quality and patient safety certificate, you’ll learn about healthcare strategies to improve quality and safety. You’ll complete a minimum of 15 credit hours to achieve this certificate.

Required Courses: 15 Hours

Required Courses:

  • HA520 Introduction to Healthcare Quality (3)
  • HA525 Advanced Healthcare Quality (3)
  • HA530 Introduction to Patient Safety (3)
  • HA535 Advanced Patient Safety (3)
  • HA580 Healthcare Strategy (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
One University Plaza, MS 5850
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701