Healthcare management is a multidisciplinary field of inquiry and practice that is concerned with the organization, financing, delivery and quality of health services for individuals and populations. The Graduate Healthcare Management Certificate is a 15-credit hour program designed to provide the learner with leadership and strategic management tools specifically for the healthcare environment.

Course Requirements

REQUIRED (6 Credits):
MPH 620 Public Health Administration and Management Fall Term   3 Credits
MPH 733 Financing Healthcare Summer Term 3 Credits
CHOOSE THREE ( 9 Credits ):
MPH 721 Healthcare Strategy Summer Term 3 Credits
MPH 723 Policy and Politics Fall Term 3 Credits
MPH 690 Leadership: Theories, Skills, and Applications Fall Term 3 Credits
MPH 727 Organizational Management Fall Term 3 Credits
MPH 736 Conflict Analysis and Negotiations Spring Term 3 Credits
  Total   15 Credits


Educational Format

The educational program includes 15 total credit hours where classes are taught in three terms per year (fall, spring, summer). All students are paired with an academic adviser.

Classes are taught online and on campus in the evenings to accommodate working professionals. There may be unforeseen circumstances such as low registration numbers and COVID-19 where residential (on campus) delivery mode sections will be moved into an online delivery mode section.


Tuition can be found on the Projected cost of attendance website under Public Health Graduate Certificates.

Financial Aid

Federal financial aid may be available for any term in which a student is enrolled at least half-time, subject to timely completion of the free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Private education loans may be available for less than half-time study. Please contact EVMS Financial Aid at for more information.

Tuition costs for the public health graduate certificates are based upon the number of credit hours taken per term. Tuition is due at the beginning of each term of your enrollment. For more information, view the program's projected cost of attendance.