Certificate in Healthcare Management

About This Program

The Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management provides healthcare managers with foundational tools to better lead projects and operations within the complex world of healthcare delivery. Designed for busy working professionals, the Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management 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 (4-9 PM) and Saturdays (9 AM-2 PM).

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

Class 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.
  • All 24 credits of the Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management can be applied toward the completion of the 52 credit Master of Science in Healthcare Management.
  • Students who successfully complete the certificate program with a 3.5 GPA are eligible to apply to for the Master of Science program without having to complete the GMAT or GRE exam.

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)

Visit our curriculum page to read course descriptions.



2018-2019 Tuition: $590 per credit hour.*

2018-2019 OHSU University Fee: $339 per term.

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

Visit our Financial Aid page to learn more about program financing options.



The Certificate programs admits students for Fall, Winter and Spring terms of each academic year. 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


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