Students choose from three program options for the Healthcare Management Certificate to support their unique needs. Each pathway provides tomorrow’s healthcare leaders with:
- A certificate from a top 10 U.S. school of public health and a curriculum taught by faculty and instructors from the nation’s #2 ranked Master of Healthcare Administration Program.
- Essential management and leadership skills you can use right now in your current job, and the credentials needed to advance to your next opportunity.
- Online classes that fit into the busy schedule of working professionals.
Option 1: Standard Pathway
Certificate students will join students in the MHA Executive cohort and will participate in an on-campus kickoff in January.
Option 2: Behavioral Health Pathway
An innovative new certificate program — and one of the only of its kind in the U.S. — designed specifically for behavioral health professionals. The Healthcare Management Certificate for Behavioral Health Professionals is a collaboration of the School of Public Health and Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies, providing an unrivaled opportunity to learn from two world-renowned leaders in public health and addiction and behavioral health education.
Option 3: Customized Pathway
Students will customize 4 credits of their Certificate by selecting their courses from a set of electives that are relevant to their specific interests. and have the option to take classes online, in person, or hybrid.
Which Pathway is Right for Me?
|Background||At least two years experience in a healthcare organization||At least two years experience in a healthcare organization||Clinical and non-clinical professionals working in behavioral health who have a minimum of two years experience|
|Format||One in-person, on-campus kickoff
|Depends on chosen electives||Fully online|
|Length||8 months||Depends on chosen electives||10 months|
|Number of credits||12||12||12|
|Cohort group||MHA Executive cohort||MHA Executive students||Behavioral Health Professionals|
|# of credits that can be applied to Executive MHA program||12||12||10|