Ready to Lead

From staffing constraints to regulatory compliance to social media wellness influencers, helping patients live their best lives is becoming increasingly challenging. Do you have the knowledge and skills to adapt to this ever-shifting landscape?

With a Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Administration from Belhaven University, you're prepared to take on the toughest challenges at any organization. You learn to navigate the complexities of finance, legal, ethics, change management, and more — all taught by experienced faculty from a caring Christian worldview.

This 15-credit hour program is open to students with an undergraduate or graduate degree. You're ready to make a difference. Belhaven can make it happen.

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Why You’ll Love Health Administration at Belhaven

Flexibility

Classes are offered in seven-week terms throughout the year, so you can plan a schedule that best fits you. Plus, you can complete classwork or view materials at any time through our Canvas e-learning system.

Caring Faculty

Our faculty members are the best. They’re experts in their fields, and they’re dedicated to helping you understand complex subjects. They know you by name, and they push you to succeed at the highest level.

Top Business School

Colleges of Distinction recognizes us as a top Christian business school. The honor is based on faculty and program quality, a commitment to offering you real-world experience, and alumni job placement.

Christian Worldview

You are challenged to think critically and analytically about who God is — and who you are — as we equip you to fulfill your calling to glorify God and be a blessing to the world.

100% Online

Flexibility for your busy lifestyle

#9 Best School

Study.com ranked Belhaven as a top 10 “Best Healthcare Administration School”

A Proven Value

Our tuition is affordable, and we also offer comprehensive financial aid packages

ACHE Student Chapter

Belhaven hosts a local chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives

What Can You Do with a Health Administration Degree?

  • Direct departments within a hospital
  • Executive leadership roles
  • Leadership roles in pharmaceutical companies and government agencies
  • Leadership roles within physicians’ groups and doctors’ offices
  • Manage medical records and finances
  • Manage mental health, nursing homes, and other care facilities
  • Manage nonprofit organizations
  • Marketing and communications for hospitals
  • Oversee the quality and safety of hospitals and patients

What Sets Us Apart from Other Programs?

  • Explore current issues and trends in the health care system (including health care reform and social media in health care)
  • Examine key trends impacting the nation’s health care organizations
  • Study the legal environment from a health care management perspective (including topics such as the basic structure of the court system and the general legal responsibilities and liabilities of health care organizations)
  • Study how to achieve quality with the structure and relationships of the complex system of a health care organization (including systems thinking, improving and managing process change, and performance measurement)

School of Business: Verified Excellence

Belhaven’s business school is accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). Why is this important?

Knowing the School of Business is accredited by the IACBE tells you that Belhaven voluntarily holds itself to a set of quality standards and is willing to allow outside business experts come to campus and verify Belhaven is doing what we say we are doing. Belhaven’s commitment to the accreditation process benefits you because it ensures you will be provided a quality education.

What Will You Learn in a Certificate Program?

  • Explore current issues and trends in the health care system, including health care reform and social media in health care.
  • Examine key trends impacting the nation’s health care organizations.
  • Study the legal environment from a health care management perspective, including topics such as the basic structure of the court system and the general legal responsibilities and liabilities of health care organizations.
  • Study how to achieve quality with the structure and relationships of the complex system of a health care organization, including systems thinking, improving and managing process change, and performance measurement.

Graduate Certificate: What You Need to Know

 Applying to Belhaven’s online programs is quick and easy. We’ll need a couple supporting documents — things like transcripts from any other school you’ve attended. When you have gathered those, just complete our online application form.

How to Apply

These rates are for August 1, 2024 through July 31, 2025.

Program Per Credit Hour
Grad. Certificates - Finance, Health Admin, HR, Leadership, Public Admin. $615
Active Military Discount, Graduate Program $375
20% Discount: Military Spouse/Veteran/First Responder $492

* Military/first responder benefits cannot be combined with any other institutional scholarships or discounts.

Visit the Scholarships, Tuition & Fees page to view other fees as well as the cost estimate calculator.

Meet the Chair

Dr. Brett Andrews

Dean of the School of Business

601-968-8945
bandrews@belhaven.edu

Contact Us

Office of Adult, Graduate, and Online Admission

Phone: 601-968-5940

Mailing Address:
1500 Peachtree Street, Box 153
Jackson, MS 39202

Fax: 601-300-2932

onlineadmission@belhaven.edu

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Verse of the Year

God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.

Philippians 2:13