Other than the admission requirements, there are no prerequisites. Admission to the certificate is decided by the MHA faculty, with the counsel of an admissions committee. Requirements include:
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
- At least two years experience in a health care organization
- Current employment in a health care organization which affords the opportunity to apply the assignments in the coursework, or an agreement with such an organization in which the applicant is not employed
- Letter of intent describing career interests and the relevance of the certificate to the applicant’s personal development
In addition, applicants whose native language is not English or whose education was completed exclusively at an institution(s) whose language of instruction is not in English must prove English proficiency.
Because the coursework in Certificate 1 is the same as that of the Executive MHA, some enrollees in the certificate may decide to pursue the Executive MHA after completing the first or second semester of the certificate. Students interested in that option will be required to meet the requirements for admission to the Executive MHA.
Tuition for the program is $1,560 per credit. Additional fees cover books and materials provided through the program. Students are responsible for costs of transportation, lodging, and most meals for on-campus sessions.
Note: All students in the Management Fundamentals certificate will be expected to bring a personal computer to the on-campus sessions.