Online Classes: Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership

Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership

Program Overview

The online Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership (GCHL) is designed for working professionals who want to advance their healthcare professional knowledge, skills, and leadership abilities. The GCHL program offers a career-relevant and learner-centered curriculum that is delivered entirely online. The GCHL Program will provide students with essential knowledge and skills required for today’s healthcare leader.

A student that completes the Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership program will be able to:

  • Explain the organizational and operational principles of the U.S. healthcare system.
  • Apply the standard principles of leadership, communication, organizational culture within a healthcare environment. 
  • Describe the essential fiscal drivers necessary for value creation within healthcare organizations.
  • Employ best practices required to support, develop, and motivate a healthcare workforce.

Students seeking admission to the Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership program must complete the following:

  • Submit a completed graduate program application with required documents and any fees.
  • Submit official transcripts from the bachelor degree granting higher education institution and all graduate-level transcripts.
    • An applicant with less than 40 credit hours on the bachelor degree granting transcript will be required to provide additional transcripts.
    • An applicant must possess a bachelor’s degree or higher with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale) from an institution that is approved/accredited by a recognized accreditor and a regional accrediting organization recognized by the Council of Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
    • An applicant with a minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale) from an institution with accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education that is not listed above may be granted provision admission.
  • Submit a current professional resume or Curriculum Vitae.

To qualify for the Graduate Healthcare Leadership Certificate students must complete all of the following program requirements:

Required Courses Credit Hours

Complete All of the Following Courses:

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
HCA 510 Healthcare Delivery in the United States 3
HCA 525 Healthcare Human Resource Management 3
HCA 535 Healthcare Financial Management 3
HCA 550 Healthcare Leadership, Communications, and Organizational Culture 3