In light of the continuing global impact of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), courses for our Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Administration and Policy will take place online starting May 4. The safety and well-being of our Northeastern community is our top priority, and we will keep everyone informed about when classes will resume on campus.

Audience: The Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Administration and Policy is designed for working professionals who want to gain the skills to become an innovative leader in an increasingly complex, growing, and transformative industry.

Program Type: Part-time

Unique Features:

  • Study at a U.S. News and World Report ranked top 40 U.S. research university.
  • Certificate programs are designed for busy professionals. Courses are offered weeknights on our Boston campus, with the opportunity to complete one course online.
  • Upon successful completion of a graduate certificate program, you may have the option to apply your credits to eligible MBA or master’s programs at D’Amore-McKim.

Class Size: This certificate program typically enrolls approximately 20 students per term.

Class Begins: There are three entry terms each year in January, May, and September.

Class Location: Boston, MA

Class Schedule: Courses are primarily offered Monday–Thursday during the evening. As a Boston campus student, you may take one course online.

Credit Hours: 12-15 credit hours. The minimum required number of credits to earn your certificate is 12, however many students select to take an additional elective in order to broaden their expertise.

Time to Complete: The Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management and Policy may be completed over the course of just three semesters, or spread out over as long as three years. The length of the program will depend on your course selections.

Tuition Costs and Fees: Please visit the Northeastern Student Financial Services page. Click the dropdown under “Graduate Programs” and you will find the rate next to “Business Administration.

Eligible for International Student Visa? No. This program is not F-1 visa compliant.

Where Do I Apply? Apply online

GMAT/GRE Required? No

Interview Required? Upon request.

Enhance your career potential. Download the program overview and learn how our Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Administration & Policy can advance your professional career.

Need guidance on completing your application? The application checklist provides step-by-step instructions and tips from our admissions team.

Need guidance in composing the personal statement for your application? The essay guide will help you organize your thoughts and draft your copy.