Health Services Administration Certificate

Program Details

Next Start Date: 8/23/2021
Credit Hours: 15
Cost Per Credit: $700
Transfer Credits Accepted: Up to 9
Estimated Completion Time: 2 semesters

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for health services management and administration professionals is on the rise. This industry is expected to expand by 20% by the year 2026, giving the health services field one of the fastest growth rates in the country. As new leadership positions continue to become available in this industry, now is the perfect time to strengthen your skills and professional potential. The health services administration certificate online program from D’Youville College prepares individuals to pursue a management role in health systems.

Created for working professionals, D’Youville’s health services administration certificate online program is registered with the New York State Education Department and is delivered through an interactive, online classroom to provide you with the flexibility you need to complete your degree on your schedule. The program’s accelerated curriculum features a selection of career-focused courses that will equip you with the professional skills you need to succeed in a health services leadership position. Each course can be completed in eight weeks, so you can finish the healthcare administration certificate program in two semesters.

In addition to its advanced courses, the health services administration certificate also provides instruction from industry-experienced professionals who are dedicated to helping you succeed in your education and your career. With their support, you’ll develop distinguished organization and management skills, build a strong understanding of legal and ethical issues surrounding the health services field, become proficient in human resource management and more.

Once you’ve completed the health services administration certificate online, you’ll have the strong educational foundation employers are looking for, plus the academic credential to pursue a master’s degree. The five courses required for the online health services administration certificate program are also required for D’Youville’s health services administration master’s degree and can be transferred to the advanced degree program upon completion.

Courses and Requirements

A certificate to help you gain a competitive edge as a leader in healthcare.

The health services administration certificate program includes 15 credits and can be completed in two semesters.

Admission Requirements

Admission preference will be given to candidates who have experience in the field. In addition to the general admissions requirements, applicants must present the following:

To apply, prospective students must submit:

  • A completed online graduate application for admission (no application fee).
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.
  • An admissions statement/essay specifically addressing how the program will be of benefit to you and the community you serve (about 250 words).
  • Two letters of recommendation from employers, professional supervisors, colleagues, or previous professors.
  • A current resume.
  • Must have relevant work experience and/or undergraduate degree in a health-related discipline
    from an accredited college.*

*Students with an unrelated bachelor’s degree may be considered for acceptance if they can demonstrate extensive healthcare experience

Tuition & Fees

Tuition and fees vary by program of study and whether you are considered a full- or part-time student. Financial aid can be applied to full- and part-time status. Plus, entering the program with previous academic credit can help lower your costs. Below, you’ll find information about the potential cost of your program.

What will my degree cost?
Cost Total
Full Program Tuition $700 per credit hour $10,500
Full Program Fees $160 (full time)* $320
Full Program Total $10,820

*This program takes an estimated two semesters to complete, depending on transfer credits.

Career Outcomes

D’Youville’s online health services administration certificate program will prepare you to advance to a management position within the health services field. Through educational partnerships with a variety of diverse healthcare organizations in New York, many D’Youville Online graduates excel in careers with Roswell Park Comprehensive Care Center, Kaleida Health System, Catholic Health System, insurance companies like Blue Cross Blue Shield and Independent Health and more. Whatever your career goal may be, the advanced curriculum and academic support provided in the online health services administration certificate program will help you receive the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in this growing field.

Financial Aid

D’Youville is committed to ensuring every student can afford a quality education. All D’Youville online students are matched with a personal tuition planner, who works closely with you to understand your options.

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Military Students

D’Youville has been recognized as a top military-friendly school. Service members, their spouses, and their children may all be eligible for certain services and education benefits.

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