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After You Earn Your Certificate

Once you have completed your D’Amore-McKim Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Administration and Policy, endless opportunities lie ahead. Apply to a full master’s degree program and the credits you have already earned may be applied toward an eligible program, or explore new opportunities for career growth. 

Where do you want to go next? Apply your new skills to the classroom or to the workplace. Your professional growth has just begun.

Through this program you will hone your business skills to help you become a leader in the healthcare industry. This program will give you a graduate credential that you can use for career-enhancing power after only 4 or 5 courses. When the time is right, you may continue your studies to earn a master’s degree.

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Apply your credits to a master’s program

Through successful completion of your Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Administration and Policy, you will earn credits that may be applied to eligible master’s programs, both within D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Bouvé College of Health Sciences, or in the College of Professional Studies. Upon acceptance to one of the degree programs listed below, you may be able to apply the credits you have already earned toward the completion of your degree.

Eligible master’s programs are offered online, as well as in Boston, Charlotte, Seattle, Toronto, and Silicon Valley. Location options vary by degree program.

International students complete online programs remotely from their home country. Northeastern’s vibrant and interactive online classrooms are a great way to continue your American business education from anywhere in the world.

Eligible Master’s Degrees at D’Amore-McKim School of Business

Students who have successfully completed a Graduate Certificate in Accounting and Financial Decision Making with a GPA of 3.0 or above may apply their credits towards this master’s degree.

Challenge your perspective. Move your future forward. Accelerate your career, on your schedule, with the Part-Time MBA at D’Amore-McKim.

Accelerate your career. Move your future forward. Build your core business skills and specialized financial expertise in the Part-Time MS in Finance/MBA.

Designed for busy working professionals like you, our 100% Online MBA program offers 8 in-demand concentrations with experience-driven learning opportunities.

Eligible Master’s Programs at Bouvé College of Health Sciences

Master in Public and Urban Health

Urban environments present unique public health challenges in need of innovative thinkers—and Northeastern University’s MPH in Urban Health is designed to inspire these future innovators. This 42-credit degree program meets the Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH) accreditation requirements.

Students who have successfully completed a Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Administration and Policy with a GPA of 3.0 or above may apply select credits towards this master’s degree.

This program is offered in Boston.

Eligible Master’s Programs at the College of Professional Studies

MS in Human Services

Human service professionals must be adept at conducting assessments, developing service plans and policies, leading interdisciplinary teams, and managing care for at-risk clients. Professionals with graduate degrees in human services are needed to address a wide range of societal issues—whether by providing direct services, supervising personnel, or administering programs and policies. This 45-credit degree program offers concentrations in leadership, organizational communication, and global studies.

Students who have successfully completed a Graduate Certificate in Accounting and Financial Decision Making with a GPA of 3.0 or above may apply their credits towards this master’s degree.

This program is offered online.


MS in Leadership

As today’s workforce continues to diversify, leadership tasks and responsibilities have become more complex. Leveraging students’ interdisciplinary backgrounds, the master’s degree in leadership prepares students for the challenges and opportunities associated with leading in a global world by exploring key leadership areas such as: management, ethics, strategic thinking, and organizational culture.

Students who have successfully completed a Graduate Certificate in Accounting and Financial Decision Making with a GPA of 3.0 or above may apply their credits towards this master’s degree.

This 45-credit degree is available online, in Boston, or in Charlotte, NC.


MS in Nonprofit Management

Facing the threat of privatization and for-profit competition, nonprofit organizations are challenged to find leaders who not only possess keen business and managerial skills, but can also effect change at a community or social level. The MS in Nonprofit Management prepares you for a leadership position in a not-for-profit university, hospital, charity, foundation, or religious organization by allowing students to build strong leadership, managerial, and interpersonal skills, as well as gain in-depth knowledge of fundraising, marketing, program development, and governance issues.

Students who have successfully completed a Graduate Certificate in Accounting and Financial Decision Making with a GPA of 3.0 or above may apply their credits towards this master’s degree.

This 45-credit degree is available online, in Boston, or in Seattle.

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