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East Tennessee State University

Health Care Management - Graduate Certificate

Health Care Management

Graduate Certificate


ETSU Online Health Care Management Certificate

Program Overview

The Health Care Management Graduate Certificate Program is an interdisciplinary 18-credit-hour program of study designed to provide the learner with leadership and strategic management tools specifically for the health care environment. The focus of the program is to assist students to envision a broadened career perspective on the changing scope of health care delivery and management. Faculty from the Colleges of Business and Technology, Nursing, and Public Health design and teach the courses within the program.

This online Graduate Certificate program was designed with working professionals in mind, offering the flexibility and convenience of online coursework. Please contact us for more detailed information about this program.

Program of Study

Program of Study

This program is designed for students who are or who wish to work in management and leadership positions in health care fields.

Information including curriculum requirements can be found in the Health Care Management Certificate entry in the ETSU Graduate Catalog.

Admission Requirements

Program Admission Requirements

The criteria for admission to the Health Care Management Graduate Certificate Program includes:

A baccalaureate degree; and

A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Application materials which must be submitted to the School of Graduate Studies include an application, non-refundable application fee, essay, official transcripts from all colleges attended, three (3) professional references, and a résumé. If a student is seeking simultaneous admission to a degree program in the colleges of Business and Technology, Nursing, or Public Health, and the Health Care Management Certificate Program, the student must submit two (2) applications, a dual degree form, one set of the required credentials (transcripts, test scores, references, etc.). If a student is currently admitted to one of the above degree programs in administration and later wishes to be considered for admission to the Health Care Management Certificate Program, the student must only submit a completed application form indicating an interest in the certificate program and a dual degree form.

All applications will be evaluated by the Program Coordinator. Factors given consideration in the admission decision include the following: grade point average, professional work experience, writing ability, demonstrated interest in health care management, and references. Applicants are encouraged to address their related accomplishments and goals in the essay and résumé.

First preference for admission will be given to candidates who meet all criteria and file a completed application no later than sixty (60) days prior to the beginning of the semester in which the student plans to begin the program. Applications will be considered until the class is filled. 



Tuition, Fee, and Financial Assistance


ETSU Tuition and Fees

ETSU eRate (for out-of-state students taking ALL course work online in any semester)

Border County Information: Students in North Carolina and Virginia living in counties bordering Tennessee may receive in-state tuition. For more detailed tuition information based on your specific situation, please contact the ETSU Office of Admissions.

Student accounts, payment calendars, and payment plan information

ETSU Bursar Office

(423) 439-4212

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Step by Step Guide

Types of Aid

(423) 439-4300


Scholarship Information

(423) 439-7094



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