Undergraduate Certificate in Healthcare Administration-Online

Northeastern University’s Undergraduate Certificate in Healthcare Administration provides a multidisciplinary online introduction to management-related concepts in healthcare—adding industry-specific relevance and skills to your resumé.

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


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Entry Terms

Fall, Spring, Summer

F1 Visa Eligible


The need for medical and healthcare managers is expected to grow by 32% through the current decade, creating new career opportunities for qualified administrators. Northeastern University’s Undergraduate Certificate in Healthcare Administration is a career-focused certificate program, providing an active and engaging introduction to management-related concepts within the expanding industry. Here’s what you can expect from the flexible online curriculum:

  • A short course of study focused on relevant healthcare policies and procedures as well as finance, legal, and regulatory matters
  • Exposure to healthcare administration concepts, analytics, communications strategies, leadership issues, and technical challenges—presented by healthcare leaders and experts
  • New skills and knowledge that add healthcare specialization to your resumé and education

The Healthcare Administration Certificate program is also an opportunity for those already working in healthcare to gain career-advancing skills and make new connections through Northeastern’s extensive alumni network.

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Unique Features

  • 100% online curriculum lets you earn your certificate with maximum flexibility.
  • Learn from healthcare industry experts as you gain a comprehensive introduction to current management-related industry concepts.
  • Increase your knowledge of healthcare industry policies, procedures, legal issues, technology, finance, and leadership challenges.
  • Add an in-demand healthcare administration specialization to your current education.
  • Stack the credits from your certificate into the College of Professional Studies’ Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration program—with all certificate credits applying toward the bachelor’s degree.
  • Add skills and knowledge that can advance your healthcare career.

Career Outlook

The outlook for careers in healthcare administration is excellent, with growth estimated at 32% through 2029—creating nearly 130,000 new jobs.

  • In 2020, the median annual salary for health services managers topped $104,000, and the median hourly rate exceeded $50 an hour (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
  • The basics of the job include planning, directing, and coordinating the daily and long-term business activities of healthcare providers, including hospitals, nursing homes, and group medical practices.
  • In 2019, U.S. News & World Report spotlighted medical and healthcare services manager as #1 in their ranking of best business jobs.

Get Set With a Custom Course Plan

Please note: The following is a sample curriculum and is subject to change. Enrolled students should reference the academic catalog for current program requirements.


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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.

  • Completed online application
  • English language proficiency proof (if English is not your primary language)
  • Official transcript
    • Official high school transcript or completed attestation form
    • Official GED
    • Associate degree (with conferral and date) sent directly from your undergraduate institution to Northeastern
  • Optional: 
    • Current resume
    • Statement of purpose
    • References

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

Admissions Details Learn more about the College of Professional Studies admissions process, policies, and required materials.

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

The deadlines below are recommended; however, admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis and applications submitted after these deadlines will still be considered for the upcoming term.

The domestic deadlines below allow time for those transferring credits. More details.

Domestic Application Deadlines

International Application Deadlines*


*International deadlines are only applicable if the program is F1 compliant.