Political Science and Public Administration

Certificate in Health Care Administration

(Please note: this certificate program is not currently accepting new applications)

WHAT IS THE CERTIFICATE IN HEALTH CARE POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION?

An interdisciplinary graduate program, comprised of five courses in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Public Health, Finance, and related areas:

  • Health Care Policy (PSC 5330) or Issues in Public Health (PUBH 664)
  • Health Care Delivery Systems (PSC 5350)
  • Health Systems Management (PSC 6440)

And two additional courses chosen from the Departments of Public Health, Economics, Sociology, Finance, or Management, in consultation with a faculty adviser from the MPA Program.

WHY GET A CERTIFICATE IN HEALTH CARE POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION?

  • To prepare for a career in health care management in a public or nonprofit agency, such as a hospital, state or local health department, managed care plan, or ambulatory care center.
  • To keep abreast of changes in health care policies, management and organizations.
  • To enhance skills in such essential areas as health care finance, delivery systems, and management of health care agencies.
  • To increase opportunities for promotion to higher level administrative or managerial positions.

 PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

 Course requirements in the program must be completed within a three-year period.

  • Students must maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0.
  • The certification can be completed independently of a regular graduate degree program, such as the Masters of Business Administration (MBA), Masters of Public Administration (MPA), Masters of Public Health (MPH), or as part of a graduate degree program. Students seeking to complete the certificate within a regular graduate degree program must first meet all the standards for admission to that program.

 HOW TO ENROLL

 Applications are available from the UT College of Graduate Studies (419.530.4723) or on-line at http://gradschool.utoledo.edu/).

 APPLICATIONS MUST INCLUDE:

 Official transcripts from all previous colleges or universities you have attended (both graduate and undergraduate);

  • three letters of recommendation;
  • a statement of purpose (one page, double-spaced); and
  • (For international students only) an official copy of TOEFL scores (a score of 550 or higher is required.)

For more information, contact:

Dr. Lynn Bachelor, Director
419.530.6194
Lynn.Bachelor@utoledo.edu

Last Updated: 3/22/15