Executive Certificate in Health Administration

For those who want to advance their education in health care management, but do not wish to pursue a full graduate degree, this 15 credit-hour certificate is available!

Program Requirements

Applicants should have prior professional experience in the health care field and may begin any semester during the year. Anyone interested in pursuing the certificate should arrange an interview with the Graduate Health Administration Program Director.

Regular admission requirements and graduate procedures must be met.

For general application requirements, please click here.

Curriculum

Once accepted, the student must complete the agreed upon program of study within three years. No courses from other institutions may be transferred for the certificate.

Courses Include:

HAD 519: Health Services and Systems
HAD 500: Health Care Organization and Administration
HAD 501: Health Care Financial Management I
Electives (6 Credits Required): HAD Courses

Total Program Credits: 15

For additional information on the curriculum, visit the Loading... Catalog.

    Why Choose Scranton?

    National Ranking

    U.S. News & World Report rated The University of Scranton among the 10 top master’s universities in the North in its "America's Best Colleges" ranking

    Professional Opportunities

    The MHA program provides practical scholarship, including publications and presentations, to disciplines related to health administration.

    Jesuit Education

    As one of the 27 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States, The University of Scranton is dedicated to developing the whole person.

    Why Choose Scranton?

    National Ranking

    U.S. News & World Report rated The University of Scranton among the 10 top master’s universities in the North in its "America's Best Colleges" ranking

    Professional Opportunities

    The MHA program provides practical scholarship, including publications and presentations, to disciplines related to health administration.

    Jesuit Education

    As one of the 27 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States, The University of Scranton is dedicated to developing the whole person.

    Mission of the MHA Program

    The mission of the MHA program is to provide local, regional and international students a comprehensive, practical and interdisciplinary set of core competencies for health administration jobs in a variety of health care organizations.
    In fulfilling its mission, the program strives to satisfy the interests of multiple stakeholders while reflecting Jesuit ideals. 
    Additionally, the program contributes scholarship to its disciplines, including applied research, publications and presentations. It also contributes service to its communities and professions through voluntary work and consultation. 

    Mission of the MHA Program

    The mission of the MHA program is to provide local, regional and international students a comprehensive, practical and interdisciplinary set of core competencies for health administration jobs in a variety of health care organizations.
    In fulfilling its mission, the program strives to satisfy the interests of multiple stakeholders while reflecting Jesuit ideals. 
    Additionally, the program contributes scholarship to its disciplines, including applied research, publications and presentations. It also contributes service to its communities and professions through voluntary work and consultation. 

    Beyond the Classroom

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    Administrative Residency

    Through field training during an administrative residency, students prepare for leadership positions in the health care industry.

    MHA Alumni photo

    MHA Alumni

    Alumni serve as mentors, providing information, advice and support to students, as well as a valuable professional network.

    Student ACHE Chapter photo

    Student ACHE Chapter

    Scranton's ACHE Student Chapter is an independent organization serving the graduate students within Scranton's MHA program.

    Study Abroad photo

    Study Abroad

    Students have the opportunity to travel abroad across the world to further their understanding of health care at a global level.

    Beyond the Classroom

    Administrative Residency photo

    Administrative Residency

    Through field training during an administrative residency, students prepare for leadership positions in the health care industry.

    MHA Alumni photo

    MHA Alumni

    Alumni serve as mentors, providing information, advice and support to students, as well as a valuable professional network.

    Student ACHE Chapter photo

    Student ACHE Chapter

    Scranton's ACHE Student Chapter is an independent organization serving the graduate students within Scranton's MHA program.

    Study Abroad photo

    Study Abroad

    Students have the opportunity to travel abroad across the world to further their understanding of health care at a global level.

    Successful Graduates

    Careers for MHA Graduates

    Hospitals, ambulatory care settings, physician group practices, social service agencies, medical centers, clinics, long-term care facilities

    Successful Graduates

    Careers for MHA Graduates

    Hospitals, ambulatory care settings, physician group practices, social service agencies, medical centers, clinics, long-term care facilities

    Accreditation

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    The Graduate Health Administration Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME, formerly ACEHSA). This accreditation reflects the commitment to and achievement of national standards for graduate-level health care administration education. 

    Additionally, the MHA program maintains full graduate membership status with the AUPHA. The Program uses the Healthcare Leadership Alliance Competency Model.

    Accreditation

    cahme.jpg
    The Graduate Health Administration Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME, formerly ACEHSA). This accreditation reflects the commitment to and achievement of national standards for graduate-level health care administration education. 

    Additionally, the MHA program maintains full graduate membership status with the AUPHA. The Program uses the Healthcare Leadership Alliance Competency Model.

    Graduation Rates

    Employment Rate
    2015 92%
    2016 96%
    2017 90%
    2018 96%
    2019 99%
    Job Placement Rate
    2015 91%
    2016 89%
    2017 97%
    2018 85%
    2019 100%
    Average Salary
    2015 $45,000
    2016 $68,560
    2017 $67,167
    2018 $56,227
    2019 $60,336
    Entering GPA (Median)
    2015 3.34
    2016 3.34
    2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
    Employment Rate 92% 96% 90% 96% 99%
    Job Placement Rate 91% 89% 97% 85% 100%
    Average Salary $45,000 $68,560 $67,167 $56,227 $60,336
    Completion Rate 94% 94% 97%
    Entering GPA (Median) 3.34 3.34

    Graduation Rates

    Employment Rate
    2015 92%
    2016 96%
    2017 90%
    2018 96%
    2019 99%
    Job Placement Rate
    2015 91%
    2016 89%
    2017 97%
    2018 85%
    2019 100%
    Average Salary
    2015 $45,000
    2016 $68,560
    2017 $67,167
    2018 $56,227
    2019 $60,336
    Entering GPA (Median)
    2015 3.34
    2016 3.34
    2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
    Employment Rate 92% 96% 90% 96% 99%
    Job Placement Rate 91% 89% 97% 85% 100%
    Average Salary $45,000 $68,560 $67,167 $56,227 $60,336
    Completion Rate 94% 94% 97%
    Entering GPA (Median) 3.34 3.34

    Meet the Program Director

    Steven J. Szydlowski, DHA photo

    Steven J. Szydlowski, DHA

    Graduate Health Administration Program Director Professor

    Education

    Ph.D., Medical University of South Carolina M.H.A., The University of Scranton M.B.A., The University of Scranton

    Contact

    (570) 941-4367

    Meet the Program Director

    Steven J. Szydlowski, DHA photo

    Steven J. Szydlowski, DHA

    Graduate Health Administration Program Director Professor

    Education

    Ph.D., Medical University of South Carolina M.H.A., The University of Scranton M.B.A., The University of Scranton

    Contact

    (570) 941-4367

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