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Population Health Management

New Online Certificate Program: Healthcare delivery is becoming increasingly smarter, with data driving decisions at all levels. There is an urgent need in the workforce for healthcare managers who can address the industry’s challenges with a strong and strategic population health management approach.

Seton Hall's 15-credit Graduate Certificate in Population Health Management provides a comprehensive review of current population health approaches, strategies and tactics designed to improve consumers' access and quality of care while managing costs. In this intensive certificate program – offered online and taught by the same faculty of the University's CAHME-accredited MHA degree program – you will develop highly desirable population health management business skills, practice applications using data analytics and patient engagement strategies, and prepare for implementing a culture of wellness.

By The Numbers

  • 7 million telemedicine patients by 2018
  • 25k Petabytes of health data will be created by 2020
  • 20% of U.S. physicians receiving data on care costs
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Joe Conte

"We build relationships with community-based organizations. We do hot-spotting and geo-mapping to understand the prevalence of specific conditions to assess the need for program development. For example, on Staten Island, heroin abuse has made a resurgence. We put together a program where patients can access a provider 24/7 and talk to a peer-counselor who has been in their shoes, and we partner with the DA’s office on recovery programs."

Joe Conte, MPA, CPHQ, PhD ’17
Seton Hall Alumnus and Executive Director of the Staten Island Performing Provider System, LLC


"Healthcare Data analytics" and "21st Century Healthcare Systems" are among the required and elective course offerings in the 15-credit Graduate Certificate in Population Health Management program, which is offered entirely online or on-campus.

Required Courses (11 credits)

  • HCAD 7513 Healthcare Management (3 credits)
  • HCAD 7519 Population Health Management (3 credits)
  • HCAD 7521 21st Century Healthcare Systems (2 credits)
  • HCAD 7520 Healthcare Data Analytics (3 credits)

Elective Courses (4 credits)

  • HCAD 7522 Healthcare Policy (2 credits)
  • HCAD 7530 Change Management and Innovation in Healthcare (2 credits)
  • HCAD 8515 Health Economics (2 credits)
  • HCAD 8523 Ethics in Healthcare (2 credits)
  • HCAD 8999 Independent Study (1 credit) (available only with instructor approval)

Students admitted to this certificate program may elect to apply certain coursework toward the Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) degree (online or on-campus), should they desire to pursue the full, 42-credit degree. Not all elective courses apply towards the MHA degree.

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Admission Requirements

Applicants for the Graduate Certificate in Population Health Management must meet the same admission requirements as those that are in place for the Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) degree.

Application Deadlines for Online Certificate:

  • July 1 for Fall Semester
  • December 1 for Spring Semester

Opportunity for Current MHA Students and Alumni

Current students and recent graduates of the Seton Hall Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program may be able to apply earned credits toward the Graduate Certificate in Population Health Management.

  • Current students in good academic standing may be able to apply 3 credits of their coursework toward the certificate, pending approval by the School of Health and Medical Sciences.
  • Recent graduates (within 5 years) may be able to apply 3 credits of their coursework toward the certificate, pending approval by the School of Health and Medical Sciences.

Program Faculty

Seton Hall's healthcare administration faculty are doctorally prepared professors within the School of Health and Medical Sciences. They understand the needs of adult and non-traditional students and will work closely with you to help you advance your career goals. Many of the program's adjunct professors and guest lecturers are actively working in healthcare management

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Anne Hewitt
Department Chair and Professor
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Nalin Johri
Program Director and Associate Professor
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Executive-in-Residence and Assistant Professor
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Learn the Art and Science of Caring

In response to society's rapidly changing healthcare needs, the School of Health and Medical Sciences combines the expertise of Seton Hall University with the resources of affiliate healthcare sites to provide exemplary academic and clinical training in graduate-level health sciences and health administration. The school's emphasis on interprofessional education prepares healthcare leaders of tomorrow to focus on patient-centered care and to make a difference in patients' lives and their communities.

Contact Us

  • Patrick McDermott, M.A.
  • Assistant Dean for Graduate Enrollment and Student Affairs
  • School of Health and Medical Sciences
  • [email protected]
  • (973) 275-2062

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