College of Arts & Sciences
The Online Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Administration is a non-matriculating program, designed for individuals who would like to explore a career in healthcare administration, who already have a graduate degree but need to develop specific healthcare management skills, or would like to enroll in a selected set of graduate healthcare administration courses. Courses taken in the certificate program can later be applied to the Master of Healthcare Administration degree program, once an application has been submitted and accepted. 

How Do I Apply?

To apply to the online Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Administration please submit an online application, along with the following:
  • Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts;
  • An essay answering the question provided in the application;
  • A resume; and
  • Three Letters of Recommendation.

For more information, please contact Regina Efimchik at (973) 761-9698 or

The tuition for the Online Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Administration covers all fees and tuition relating to the courses, and the on-campus orientation weekend residency (hotel, meals, etc.). Expenses not included in tuition are the application fee, books, travel to and from the residency, and your computer. Please call (973) 761-9698 for the current tuition.

Financial Aid

We encourage you to learn more about financial aid. This link will explain some options that you have for financing your MHA degree. Some financial aid options may include employer tuition remission programs and the G.I. Bill Yellow Ribbon Program.


The Online Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Administration is earned by successfully completing three required courses, two elective online courses and one independent study (minimum of 15 credits).

Required Courses (8 credits)

HCAD 7521Introduction to Healthcare Systems/Orientation Residency
HCAD 7513Healthcare Management3
HCAD 7514Healthcare Financial Management and Accounting3

Elective Courses (minimum 7 credits)
Complete any 2 of the following courses:

HCAD 6002Research Methods and Statistical Analysis3
HCAD 6005Financial Management and Control3
HCAD 7518Managing Community Health Services3
HCAD 8523Healthcare Ethics2
HCAD 8514Healthcare Economics3
HCAD 8517Strategic Planning and Marketing3
HCAD 8518Legal and Human Resource Issues in Healthcare3
HCAD 8521Quality and Information Management Systems3
HCAD 8531Managing Emergency Preparedness and Health Security3
HCAD 85xx
Independent Study1

The "PSMA" course designation has been changed to "HCAD" as of fall 2011

Director of Graduate Studies
Anne M. Hewitt, Ph.D.

(973) 761-9510

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