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About the Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Administration

Why Study Healthcare Administration at Cedarville?

If you want to add value to your current position or take the next step in your career, Cedarville University’s Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Administration will equip you with the skills and knowledge for leadership roles in a variety of healthcare settings. You’ll combine industry-specific healthcare knowledge with sound, Christian business principles to be prepared with excellence to serve in this important and growing field.

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What Sets Cedarville Apart?

Program Overview

Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Administration Highlights

In-demand — Cedarville's Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Administration meets the need for healthcare administration professionals, as the industry growth continues to outpace the supply of professional managers.

Practical — You will study healthcare systems with an emphasis on ethically managing quality care while reducing costs and will have opportunities to apply what you’re learning to real-world problems.

Accelerated — You can complete the four Certificate courses (each course just seven weeks long) in as little as two semesters. The schedule is flexible for working professionals.

Convenient — The four courses are available fully online, allowing you to earn the certificate from anywhere in the world.

Biblical Ethics — Addressing the continuing erosion of moral discernment in the medical field, you will study ethical issues from a biblical perspective, allowing you to construct a biblical foundation to appraise the ethics of institutional policies.

What Can You Do With a Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Administration?

With a Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Administration, you could advance your career in:

  • Human Resources
  • Social and Community Services
  • Training and Development
  • Practice Management
  • Health Insurance

Your certificate will be applicable in a wide range of healthcare settings:

  • Hospitals
  • Group physician practices
  • Nursing homes
  • Home healthcare
  • Mental health facilities
  • Rehabilitation centers

Admission, Costs and Aid, Start Dates

Admission Requirements — The first step in your graduate school journey at Cedarville is to apply for admission.

Healthcare Administration Admission Requirements

Costs and Financial Aid — Your decision to pursue quality, Christian graduate education represents a valuable investment in your career and professional development. To assure your degree is also affordable, Cedarville graduate programs are competitively priced and can be supplemented with a variety of financial aid.

Healthcare Administration Cost Information

Program Start Dates — Applications are accepted throughout the year, and you can enroll and begin classes in August, October, January, March, May, or July.

Program Curriculum

You will take four healthcare administration courses:

  • Ethical Issues in Healthcare
  • Healthcare Policy and Data Analysis
  • Healthcare Systems
  • Quality Management in Healthcare

Program Format and Related Programs

Cedarville offers both graduate and undergraduate programs, with flexible completion options. You may also want to consider these related programs as you consider the degree or program that is a best fit for you.

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Jeffrey Haymond, Ph.D.

Dean, Robert W. Plaster School of Business; Professor of Economics


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John Delano, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, Robert W. Plaster School of Business - M.B.A., Bus Admin Graduate Studies; Associate Professor of Information Technology Management


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Amy Ervin

Graduate Enrollment Advisor


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