HMG

Graduate Certificate in Health Management — Boston

The Graduate Certificate in Health Management examines the financial, political, legal, and operational aspects of a healthcare facility and explores the evolution of healthcare delivery.

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We’re committed to creating an education as unique as your career path. So, whether your goal is a new career or moving up in your field, our innovative programs will get you going your way.

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Customize your plan

We work with you to map your path to your goal.

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Learn from experience

From real-world case studies to employer-based projects, we prepare you to manage what comes next.

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Choose your focus

Whatever you’re passionate about, you’ll find the classes to sharpen your specialty.

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Study anywhere, on your time

Part-time or full-time, we move at your speed, to get you where you’re going.

Enrollment

Full-Time, Part-Time

Entry Terms

Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter

Completion Time

6-12 months

Overview

Projections for the healthcare industry state that job growth will remain above average into the next decade. The needs of an aging population along with the increased human life cycle are just some of the factors contributing to this growth. Health managers, responsible for designing, administering, managing, and evaluating health policies, programs, and services, are found in different roles across healthcare organizations including:

  • Strategic planning
  • Operations
  • Human resources
  • Fundraising
  • Purchasing

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Unique Features

  • All credits earned in the Graduate Certificate in Health Management can be applied toward the MS in Leadership program
  • Boston is a hub for healthcare, education, finance, business, biotechnology, and the life sciences
  • The program offers training in theory, history, and policy of health management as well as practical strategic training
  • Choose from a range of elective courses covering diverse issues relevant to the health management field

Experiential / Co-op opportunities

Northeastern's signature experience-powered learning model has been at the heart of the university for more than a century. It combines world-class academics with professional practice, allowing you to acquire relevant, real-world skills you can immediately put into action in your current workplace.

This makes a Northeastern education a dynamic, transformative experience, giving you countless opportunities to grow as a professional and person.

Learn About Getting Real World Experience

Get Set with a Custom Course Plan

General Requirements

Required Courses

3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00

Elective Courses

Complete two of the following (minimum of 6 quarter hours):

3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00

Now Let's Talk Admissions

You know where you are headed and you've seen how our program will lead you there. So let's get going. Here's what you need to know before you enroll.

Application Requirements

  • Online application
  • Statement of purpose (500–1000 words): identifies your educational goals and expectations from the program
  • Professional resumé
  • Unofficial undergraduate transcripts. (Official transcripts required at the time of admission)
  • English language proficiency proof: Students for whom English is not their primary language must submit one of the following:
    • Official associate or bachelor's degree transcript from an accredited college or university in the U.S., stating degree conferral and date
    • TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, Duolingo, or NU Global Exam scores

International Requirements

Are You an International Student? Find out what additional documents are required to apply.

Global Engagement Learn how our teaching and research benefit from a worldwide network of students, faculty, and industry partners.

Financing Requirements

Finance Your Education We offer a variety of resources, including scholarships and assistantships.

How to Apply Learn more about the application process and requirements.

Cost and Tuition

Application Deadlines

Our admissions process operates on a rolling basis, however we do recommend following the application guidelines below to ensure you can begin during your desired start term.

Winter 2021 Deadline
January 1, 2021Domestic application complete (First half start: January 19, 2021)
February 12, 2021Domestic application complete (Second half start: February 22, 2021)
Spring 2021 Deadline
April 2, 2021Domestic application complete (First half start: April 12, 2021)
May 14, 2021Domestic application complete (Second half start: May 24, 2021)
Summer 2021 Deadline
July 2, 2021Domestic application complete (Start date: July 12, 2021)
Fall 2021 Deadline
September 7, 2021Domestic application complete (first half start: September 20, 2021)
October 18, 2021Domestic application complete (second half start: November 1, 2021)

Student Body Profile

Below is a look at where our Public Health & Public Policy alumni work, the positions they hold, and the skills they bring to their organization.

 

  • Where They Work

    • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
    • Boston Children’s Hospital
    • Massachusetts General Hospital
    • City of Boston
    • Massachusetts Department of Public Health
  • What They Do

    • Community and Social Services
    • Business Development
    • Education
    • Healthcare Services
    • Research
  • What They're Skilled At

    • Research
    • Public Speaking
    • Community Outreach
    • Public Policy
    • Nonprofit Organizations

 

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Career Opportunities and Services

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Did You Know?

Median pay for medical and health services managers was $94,500 in 2015 (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016). 

Stackable Certificate:

Credits earned completing this certificate can be applied toward the MS in Leadership.

Did You Know?

By enrolling in Northeastern, you gain access to our global network of more than 255,000 alumni and 3,350+ employer partners. 

Did you know?

The Graduate Certificate in Health Management examines the financial, political, legal, and operational aspects of a healthcare facility and explores the evolution of healthcare delivery in the United States.

Did You Know?

Graduate certificate holders earn on average a 25% salary increase.