Healthcare Management Certificate (Graduate)

Enhance your career in the healthcare industry or take the next step in your education with a Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management from Temple University’s Fox School of Business.  

This online 12-credit graduate certificate is designed for busy working professionals looking to expand their healthcare skills and knowledge, or for those interested in exploring a master’s program at Fox. 

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there is a projected 28% job growth for medical and health services management over the next 10 years. Whether you are looking to advance in your career or transition to either Fox’s MBA program or Master of Health Administration degree program, this graduate certificate program prepares you to be a leader in the healthcare space. 

What is healthcare management? 

Healthcare management professionals are responsible for planning and leading all aspects of healthcare services, including patient care and administrative services.  

Why study healthcare management at the Fox School of Business? 

Students in the Healthcare Management Graduate Certificate program benefit from a Fox School curriculum led by faculty who are experts in business and management education and enriched by our deep connections to the health sector, here in Philadelphia and beyond.  

Housed in the Department of Risk, Actuarial Science and Legal Studies, the Healthcare Management Graduate Certificate program allows students to  

  • advance their careers; 

  • differentiate themselves from competitors; 

  • earn credits they can apply to the MBA or MHA program at Fox; 

  • gain specialized healthcare knowledge and skills; 

  • network with healthcare professionals; 

  • test the waters before committing to a full graduate degree; and  

  • upgrade their current knowledge and skills.  

While studying at Fox, students can connect with healthcare leaders in their courses, at guest speaker presentations and networking events.  

As a renowned national hub of healthcare innovation, Philadelphia and its greater regions offer Fox students the unique opportunity to meet and network with alumni leaders in the industry and enjoy robust career opportunities due to the abundance of healthcare organizations in the area.  

Two Fox students collaborating on an assignment.
Photo credit: Joseph V. Labolito

Program Format & Curriculum  

The Healthcare Management Graduate Certificate is designed to meet the needs of busy working professionals. This 12-credit certificate program is made up of one core course, two healthcare-centric courses and one elective course. It can be completed in a fully online format, and students can expect to complete this program within four semesters.  

A sample course load you can take to complete the Healthcare Management Graduate Certificate program includes the following.  

  • Health Risks  

  • Health Systems Organization and Development 

  • Healthcare Organizational Leadership and Strategy  

  • Quantitative Methods for Business   

Learn more about Healthcare Management Graduate Certificate courses.

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Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, this Graduate Certificate offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. These tuition costs apply to the 2023–2024 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $1,000.00 per credit
Out-of-state: $1,150.00 per credit

View the full cost of attendance breakdown on the Student Financial Services website.


Additional Program Information

Available online.