The graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management requires a minimum of 15 s.h. of graduate credit. Students must maintain a cumulative g.p.a. of at least 3.00 in order to earn the certificate. The required courses provide foundational business and leadership skills specific to health care.

Students complete five health care courses from the Master of Health Administration (M.H.A.) curriculum over a period of 15 months. Courses are offered in five-week blocks at University of Iowa campuses in Iowa City and Des Moines. Enrollment is limited to 10 students. All semester hours earned in the certificate program can be used toward required hours for the M.H.A.'s executive track (EMHA); the certificate covers one-third of the EMHA required semester hours.

The Certificate in Healthcare Management requires the following coursework.

HMP:5200Healthcare Management3
HMP:5402Corporate Financial Reporting3
HMP:5610Health Policy3
HMP:6355Leadership of Healthcare Organizations3
HMP:6410Healthcare Financial Management3

For more information, visit Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management on the Department of Health Management and Policy website.