Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management & Leadership

Build a foundation in healthcare administration with a focus on people skills, including management, human resources, leadership, ethics, advocacy for process change, and organizational evolution.

The Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management & Leadership offers a foundational knowledge of the origins, components, organization, and operation of the U.S. healthcare system. In addition, the program covers management theory in practice as it relates to human resources and operations, as well as the challenge of balancing the interests of patients, providers, staff, the business organization, and the community.

This certificate program is designed to be completed part-time in two semesters, either on campus or online. You can continue to build on your healthcare administration knowledge after earning the Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management & Leadership by stacking it with our Graduate Certificates in Healthcare Analytics or Healthcare Quality & Patient Safety. If you apply to the Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) degree program or another graduate business degree program, you may be able to apply the courses in this certificate program to reduce the time it will take to complete your master’s degree.

Courses are taught by leading faculty at the Sawyer Business School, which is ranked among the best in the world.

Courses & Requirements

Learn more about the classes, requirements, and different options available to complete the program.

Admission, Cost, and Financial Assistance Information

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester: August 15, then rolling. Note: online program starts in fall only
  • Spring Semester: January 4, then rolling

Learn about the advantages of priority applications.

Application Materials

  • Completed application
  • $50 application fee (waived for students who attend a graduate admission event)
  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcripts of all post-secondary work. Admitted students enrolling in the program will need to have official transcripts, including proof of degree conferral, on file prior to their first class
  • Goal statement (essay)

Costs of Graduate Study at Suffolk

Cost per Credit, on campus (2021–2022):  $1,243
Cost per Credit, online (2021–2022): $1,231

Federal student loan aid is available for this program--see Federal Student Aid for details and use Suffolk's code: 002218. Suffolk University also offers several options to help you finance your graduate studies. Learn about the discounts that may be available to you.

Visit Student Financial Services to view graduate loan and financing options.

Healthcare Administration Information Request

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