Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management

Admission Requirements

Minimum qualifications:

  • At least 2 years of professional experience
  • Students are required to have earned a baccalaureate degree, or RN, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. If your GPA is lower than this, also submit a low GPA petition.
  • For non-native speakers of English, a score of 625 or better on the TOEFL examination (paper-based test), 106 or better (Internet Based Test) and 263 or better (Computer Based Test). 

Application materials:

  • A completed application (follow instructions to create a first time user account) with $25 non-refundable application fee. Select the Healthcare Management Certificate application.
  • Current resume or CV
  • 500-750 word statement describing your educational and professional goals.
  • Students are required to provide official transcripts from every college or university attended (this includes community colleges) to be mailed to:
SOM Graduate Admissions, L102GS
Oregon Health & Science University
3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, OR 97239-3098

Note: If you have earned a degree from a foreign institution, your international transcript may need to be evaluated by a WES ICAP course-by-course credential evaluation. Their website is Please contact regarding your specific situation.

  • Provide one recommendation letter. Letters of recommendation are to be submitted via OHSU's online Letter of Recommendation Form. Applicants, please refer your evaluator(s) to this link (it is not sent to them automatically). Note that applicants waive their right to view letters using this system. If you want a copy of the letter for your records, please ask your evaluator to send you a copy.

Application timelines:

Fall 2015:  June 5 - September 1