Graduate Certificates

Graduate certificates are designed as options for students who hold a baccalaureate degree or a master's degree and who want to enroll in a part-time, short, coherent course of study at the graduate level.

Those who may not be ready to commit to a full-length graduate program, as well as those who already hold a graduate degree but want to pursue additional work in the same or another field, may find that a certificate provides the perfect alternative.

The Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Administration is ideal for individuals seeking professional development or specialized knowledge in how healthcare organizations work and how to manage healthcare personnel.

We offer some of the most in-demand knowledge and skills for the 21st century healthcare workforce.

School of Health Sciences offers the following graduate certificates:
  • Epidemiology

    Epidemiology is a basic science of public health that is used to study disease and health patterns as well as causes and effects within specific populations or communities. In this certificate program, students will learn how epidemiology is used to identify causes of disease, identify populations at high risk for disease, develop preventative methods, and evaluate public health strategies.

    Epidemiology Certificate

  • Global Health

    In this certificate program, students will explore the challenges of globalization and health equity around the world and how ethics and human rights shape global health-focused research, programs, and policies. Students will design, implement, and evaluate global health programs to provide sustainable solutions for public health and prevent communicable disease. They also will participate in emergency preparedness efforts at local, national, and international levels.

    Global Health Certificate

  • Healthcare Administration

    This certificate is useful for professionals employed in the public, private, or nonprofit sector of the healthcare field. Course work provides students with a foundation across the five domains of healthcare administration: communication and relationship management, leadership, professionalism, knowledge of healthcare environment, and general business knowledge and skills. The certificate prepares them to be knowledgeable about key aspects of the healthcare industry.

    Healthcare Administration Certificate


    Specialized course work in Healthcare Compliance:

    The Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Compliance is designed to provide you with the foundational knowledge and practical skills you will need to support a successful healthcare compliance program in the 21st century.

    This certificate program prepares students to sit for the Healthcare Compliance Association Certificate Exam, a highly in-demand credential for hospitals and other healthcare organizations.


    Specialized Coursework in Healthcare Improvement:

    The Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Improvement is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to lead an efficient healthcare organization in the 21st century.

    This graduate certificate program will help you to develop the professional skills you need to set yourself apart from others in the healthcare industry.


    Specialized Coursework in Healthcare Informatics:

    The Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Informatics is designed to provide you with the analytical knowledge and skills you need to develop data-driven solutions that improve patient health, reduce health system expenses and more.

    This graduate certificate program will help you to develop the professional skills you need to set yourself apart from others in the healthcare industry.

  • Healthcare Compliance

    The goal of our certificate in healthcare compliance is fostering student success in risk management processes, including identification, assessment, management, and mitigation in a healthcare setting. Students will demonstrate competence in understanding health systems and organizations, health law and policy, risk assessment and management, and healthcare compliance.

    Healthcare Compliance Certificate

  • Healthcare Improvement

    Our certificate in healthcare improvement promotes student success in initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, and controlling quality improvement projects in a healthcare setting. Students will demonstrate competence in understanding health systems and organizations, organizational climate and culture, project management, and principles of Lean Six Sigma.

    Healthcare Improvement Certificate

  • Healthcare Informatics

    Our certificate in healthcare informatics fosters student success in data analysis, decision making, and problem solving by applying quantitative analytical tools and rational models in a healthcare administration setting. Students will demonstrate competence in understanding health systems and organizations, health information technology, revenue cycle management, and health analytics.

    Healthcare Informatics Certificate

  • Long-Term Health Care

    This certificate is approved by the Department of Health Services, State of Connecticut to prepare students to become long-term care administrators. Students who complete this certification are eligible to take the licensing examination for long-term care administrators.

    This certificate program will help you to develop the professional skills to enhance career opportunities in long-term care.

    Long-Term Health Care Certificate