Online Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management

Expand Your Skills in Healthcare Administration, Policy & More

As the healthcare industry evolves and grows, you’ll need to expand your skillset to stay competitive. When you earn an online Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management at DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management, you’ll gain valuable skills and knowledge in healthcare administration, policy, finance and more.

Get to Know Our Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management

Our Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management program provides hands-on, experiential learning from our knowledgeable faculty of professors. Online courses cover health services systems, health rights and responsibilities; health services finances and much more. Earn your certificate as a standalone credential or as a path towards a master’s degree.

The certificate can be earned as a standalone credential. Or, the credits are transferrable to the Health Services Management concentration in the Master of Business Administration program or the Healthcare Management emphasis in the Master of Public Administration program.

Classes Start Every 8 Weeks

Earn your Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management in as little as 1 year*—or even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits.

*Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.



What You'll Learn

The Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management from DeVry covers the following:

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    Healthcare Communication

    Explain how decisions impact stakeholders by applying an understanding of the healthcare continuum.
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    Public and Private Healthcare Plans

    Assess the value of available health plans and explain the value-proposition of different types of health plans to patients, synthesize the business of healthcare relative to the patient care and analyze how each affects the other.
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    Ethics in Healthcare

    Analyze the evolution of legal and ethical aspects of healthcare to determine the moral responsibilities of healthcare workers. Examine how today’s legal system affects the types of care provided to the patient.
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    U.S. Healthcare Policy

    Apply an understanding of the overall US healthcare model and the history of legislation and available public/private programs to issues in the contemporary healthcare field; also, apply an understanding of the US model as compared to other models around the globe.

Cert To Master's

At Keller, our programs are stackable, which can be of significant value to you. With a graduate certificate, you can earn a valuable credential with less time and tuition – and credits apply directly to your master’s degree1. This stackable model allows you to choose the building-blocks you need to fit your career and earn two credentials in one.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of our Health Services Management Certificate may consider careers such as:

  • General and Operations Manager

  • Administrative Services Manager

  • Regulatory Affairs Manager 

  • Compliance Manager

  • Medical and Health Services Managers

Program Courses

ACCT500 Essentials in Accounting, Finance and Economics
HSM541 Health Service Systems
HSM542 Health Rights and Responsibilities
HSM543 Health Services Finance
MGMT591 Leadership and Organizational Behavior
MIS540 Innovation Through Technology

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Related Programs

1Number of credits and courses vary by program. See catalog for complete details.
Programs vary by location. For specific program details for Pennsylvania, refer to:
Pennsylvania catalog

All students enrolled in site-based programs will be required to take some coursework online and, for some programs and locations, a substantial portion of the program may be required to be completed online.