Why earn a health administration graduate certificate?

Application Deadlines
May 15* | Aug. 1
Oct. 15* | Dec. 1

*Priority deadline

The Health Administration graduate certificate is designed for professionals with diverse backgrounds already in the health care industry or those ready to begin a health care career.

Through this program that can be taken on campus, online or in a hybrid format, you'll take on challenges including:

  • The evolution of health systems and the organizational challenges of administration from human resources to management in times of scarce resources.
  • Historic and contemporary trends in health care delivery in the United States, including cost-containment issues, access to health care and efforts to reform.
  • Aspects of the law related to health care delivery such as compliance, liability and bioethics.
  • The economy of health care as a driving force of health care policy in America.

Apply your graduate certificate coursework to our on-campus or online Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.).

Health Administration at UND

  • Designed for working professionals who need a flexible program to complete on their schedule. Take classes on campus, online or in a hybrid format.

  • Benefit from faculty who pride themselves on being a "teaching department," while they maintain active research interests.

  • Experience strong one-on-one interaction with instructors who are committed to online learning and are available to answer your questions by phone or email.

Health Administrator Careers


Median salary for management occupations, 2019

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Highest salary for all occupational groups

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

The Health Administration graduate certificate is an ideal way to strengthen your skills, confidence and credentials. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, job opportunities are strong for applicants with work experience in the health care field and strong business management skills.

The majority of health care executives and administrators work in:

  • Hospitals
  • Physicians offices
  • Nursing /residential care facilities

Other health care administrators work in:

  • Home health care services
  • Federal government health care facilities
  • Outpatient care centers
  • Insurance carriers
  • Community care facilities for the elderly

Health Administration Certificate Course Options

Leaders in Action

Gain the research experience and comprehension to succeed and make an impact on others.