Health Care Administration

Are you a medical student, surgeon, department head or hospital administrator? Plymouth State University’s Certificate in Health Care Administration (alone or with an MBA) provides you with the tools you need to navigate the increasingly complex health care environment and become a leader in your chosen field. Become more effective in a clinical environment or gain the foundational knowledge necessary to operate or join a medical practice.

The certificate program consists of four courses designed and taught by leaders in the health care industry.

Getting started is easy, just complete the online application for admission and provide a transcript showing the successful completion of a bachelor’s degree or higher and a current résumé. No admissions tests are required. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required to complete the graduate certificate.

Use the Course Planning Matrix to see when graduate business courses will be offered.

Required Courses

Total for Health Care Administration Certificate – 12 credits

Did you know that you can apply your Health Care Administration certificate credits toward your MBA?

By completing the two Cornerstone courses and an additional four core MBA courses and two electives, you can roll your Health Care Administration courses into a full 36-credit MBA. No admissions tests are required and financial aid is available for qualified students.

Cornerstone Courses – 6 credits

Additional MBA Core Courses – 12 credits

MBA Electives – 6 credits

The elective requirement may be satisfied using coursework in the areas of accounting, economics, general management, health care administration, human resources, international business or marketing; or Small Business Institute credits.

Total for MBA in General Management with a certificate in Health Care Administration – 36 credits minimum