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Online Graduate Certificate in
Health Care Administration

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Why Earn a Graduate Certificate in Health Care Administration from Etown SGPS?

Elizabethtown College's Graduate Certificate in Health Care Administration is distinguished by its expertly designed curriculum that aligns with the latest trends and demands of the health care industry. The online format provides flexibility, making it ideal for working professionals. Additionally, Etown's commitment to excellence and its supportive learning environment contribute to a holistic educational experience, preparing graduates to effectively lead and innovate in the dynamic field of health care administration.

Program Outcomes:

  • Manage people and processes in health care organizations by assessing, developing and applying your leadership style in real-world situations.
  • Drive health care strategy and improvement by leveraging your knowledge of policies, economics, finance and systems to implement strategic enhancements to your organization.
  • Ensure required policies are applied to health care organizations by exploring areas of policy, law and ethics, management ideas, theories and case studies in health care.
  • Apply principles of economics to manage finances in your health care organization by leveraging knowledge in financial and insurance information.
  • Develop insight into managing information systems or human resource administration in your health care organization by choosing one of the following electives:
  • Health Informatics
  • Human Resources Administration in Heath Care
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Program Format


credits required

to graduate

Can be Completed in

As Little As

One Year

Etown SGPS Ranked in the top


For Best Online

Colleges in Pennsylvania

by Forbes for 2023

Advance Your Career in Health Care Leadership

Pursuing the Graduate Certificate in Health Care Administration at Elizabethtown College opens doors to various career opportunities in the health care sector. This program is particularly beneficial for aspiring or current administrators, offering essential skills for roles like Nurse Manager, Clinical Manager, Health Director, Nursing Home Administrator, and Director of Clinical Services. The focused, industry-relevant coursework equips graduates with the knowledge and expertise required for leadership positions in today’s evolving health care environment, making it an ideal choice for career advancement.

Understand Tuition Costs and Explore Scholarship Opportunities

The Graduate Certificate in Health Care Administration is priced at $695 per credit. Scholarships and financial aid are available to make your Etown SGPS education even more affordable. Below are just a few of the scholarships and programs available to students:

  • Alumni Scholarship: 15% tuition discount, available to Elizabethtown College alumni.
  • Affinity Partner Scholarship: 15% discount, offered to employees of organizations partnered with Etown SGPS.
  • Jay Fellowship Referral Program: This is a referral program that benefits both current students/alumni and prospective students. When a student or alum refers a new student, both the referrer and the referred student receive a complimentary credit for their program of interest.

Tuition and fees are reviewed and subject to change annually.

Tuition & Aid 

Online Graduate Certificate in Health Care Administration

The Graduate Certificate in Health Care Administration from Elizabethtown College requires 12 credit hours of academic work. Students must take all 12 credits through Elizabethtown College to be awarded the graduate certificate.

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Application Requirements & Process

To be eligible to apply to any of our graduate certificate programs you will need to:

  • Have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Have an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or higher (waivers can be granted based on professional work experience and other factors).
  • Have a minimum of three years of professional leadership/management experience.
  • Have time to devote to your coursework; in an accelerated program, time spent outside of class is considerable.

  •  Contact or meet with our admissions staff for guidance and to find out more information.
  •  Complete the graduate application via the online portal which includes the submission of a $25 nonrefundable application fee, which is waived for Elizabethtown College graduates.
    • You will need to request official transcripts from all undergraduate institutions you have attended and upload your current resume.
    • Additionally, prepare a 1-2 page essay addressing your motivation for pursuing the graduate certificate, a statement of professional goals, and goals for the application of the graduate certificate to your professional life.
  •  After submitting your application, the SGPS Team will review it and make an admissions decision.
  •  If accepted, you will receive an initial offer letter via the applicant portal, which you must accept to proceed with matriculation.
  •  If there are any questions or concerns, the admissions team will contact you for further discussion.
  •  After successfully completing your Elizabethtown College graduate certificate, students may complete the Advance in Graduate Certificate or Degree form in the JayWeb student portal to apply to a future graduate certificate or graduate degree. Additional materials may be required, depending on the program of interest.

Etown seniors, alumni, and employees may be able to take advantage of our two-step, fast-tracked application process.

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