Health Care Management and Policy CGS

All students must meet the Requirements for the Certificates of Graduate Study (CGS)


The Certificate of Graduate Study in Health Care Management and Policy is an online, 6-course (18 credits) program introducing students to health care management, finance, and policy. This program provides an overview of US health care policies, organizational structures, and financing systems. These concepts are examined from economic, social, legal, ethical, political, and global perspectives. Contemporary health care organizations and policies are analyzed with respect to concepts and principles of change theory, ethical decision making, and policy processes and analysis. Financing of health care systems, with emphasis on the roles of health care providers and impact on consumers, will also be examined. The distinct strategic and leadership challenges faced by managers in healthcare and public health organizations is examined through the lenses of consumers, employers, practitioners, insurers, regulators, and public policy-makers.

The program is designed for working professionals in health care and public health; nursing students, medical students and other graduate students; recent baccalaureate graduates with an interest in a non-clinical health degree; and employees and managers of healthcare-related programs and organizations.

Specific Requirements


Students are required to have a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university, and have completed 1 college-level course in mathematics and 1 college-level course in science.


The Certificate of Graduate Study in Health Care Management and Policy requires 18 credits including 3 courses (9 credits) from 3 core content areas and 3 elective courses (9 credits) from an approved list of electives.

3 required core competency courses:
PH 6170Mgmt in Hlth Services&Med Care3
or PH 6050 Pol,Org & Finance in Hlth Care
PH 6240Public Health Informatics3
PH 6260Legal Issues in Health Care3
Choose 3 elective courses from the list of approved electives, including but not limited to:9
Controversies in Public Health
Public Health & Health Policy
Epidemiology I
Social&Behavioral Public Hlth
Public Health Biostatistics II
Public Health Law and Ethics
Global Public Health
Food Systems & Public Hlth
Environmental Risk & Risk Comm
Public Health Surveillance
Social Determinants of Health
Improving Health in Population
Public Health Communications
Controversies in HlthEconomics
Global Health Leadership
One Health: Zoonoses
Public Health Informatics
Investigating DiseaseOutbreaks
Legal Issues in Health Care
Climate Change & Human Health
Health in Humanitarian Crises
Exploring Healthcare Systems
Climate Change Emergencies
Maternal and Child Health
Global Mental Health
Special Topics