Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management


The Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management provides healthcare managers with the foundational tools to better lead projects and operations within the complex world of healthcare delivery. Designed for busy working professionals, the certificate is offered part-time to accommodate students balancing jobs, families and other commitments. The program enables students from around the nation to combine both in-person and online classes to graduate in as little as 9 months. 

Hybrid class format

  • 80 percent of the classroom interaction is done through online learning in the Sakai platform.
  • 20 percent of the classroom interaction is in-person on the OHSU campus. These face-to-face classes take place two Fridays and two Saturdays per term.
    • Face-to-Face classes are hosted on Fridays from 4-9 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

The model below demonstrates an average 11-week term. Blue squares represent online work weeks.

Hybrid Curriculum Course Format


  • Students can select to take two courses per term and complete the program in 9 months or take one class per term and complete the program in 21 months.
  • Students who successfully complete the certificate program with a 3.5 GPA are eligible to apply to have all 24 credits of the certificate applied toward the completion of the 52 credit Master of Science in Healthcare Management.

The program consists of six courses, listed below, for a total of 24 credits.

  • MGT 519  Healthcare Project Management (4 credits)
  • MGT 561  Managerial and Financial Accounting for Healthcare Professionals (4 credits)
  • MGT 560  Organization, Financing, and History of Healthcare Delivery in the U.S. (4 credits)
  • MGT 570  Operations and Quality Management for Healthcare (4 credits)
  • MGT 563  Regulation and Legislation of Healthcare Delivery (4 credits)
  • MGT 520  Becoming an Effective Manager (4 credits)

Review program learning goals and objectives. 


  • 2020-2021 Tuition: $628 per credit hour.*
  • 2020-2021 OHSU University Fee: $346 per term.

*Books and additional materials are not included in the tuition credit hour costs.


The certificate program admits students for fall, winter and spring terms of each academic year. Winter and spring term admission are offered on a space-available basis. We strongly encourage students to start in the fall term.

Visit our admission page to learn more about admissions requirements and steps.

Note: This program is offered on a part-time only basis; therefore, we cannot accept applicants on F-1 or J-1 student visas