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Certificate in Health Administration
The health administration certificate program is designed to prepare people with diverse backgrounds already in the health care industry or those wishing to enter the fast growing and rapidly changing health care profession. Students admitted to the certificate program are required to complete four of the three-credit courses (12 credits total) listed below, and are required to maintain a 3.0 GPA in order to remain in the program.
- POLS 552 Health Policy - 3 credits
- POLS 551 Health Organization & Administration - 3 credits
- POLS 593 Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Administration - 3 credits
- ECON 575 Health Economics - 3 credits
- MPH 504 Leading and Managing Public Health Systems - 3 credits
Certificate programs are offered for those who do not want to make an initial commitment to a master’s degree program, but courses taken may be applied to an MPA if a student decides to pursue the degree. Completing a certificate does not guarantee admission into the full MPA degree program.
Requirements for admissions include:
- A four-year bachelor's degree from a recognized college of university.
- A cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 for all undergraduate work (based on a A = 4.00).
The courses are designed to complement each other with minimal overlap or repetition of information. They are non-linear, so individuals can begin the coursework in any semester.
All courses are offered in a hybrid format. Each class has a group of local students, attending on-site at UND, and also has distance students who enter the classroom remotely from any location. This technology allows synchronous (“real-time”) delivery of the program to students in any location, as long as they have access to the required equipment.
All students (whether receiving instruction on-site or online) are required to attend the “live” class. To accommodate working professionals, almost all MPA courses are offered in the evening (7 p.m. - 10 p.m.).
Online students will connect to the class meetings through Adobe Connect. For more information or for technical support with Adobe Connect contact the Center for Instructional and Learning Technologies.