The Department of Interprofessional Health Sciences and Health Administration also offers the Graduate Certificate in Population Health Management.
Admissions Requirements for Graduate Certificate in Population Health Management
Applicants for the Certificate in Population Health Management must meet the same admission requirements as applicants for the MHA degree:
- graduate of an accredited college with a bachelor’s degree;
- statement of goals and career interests;
- completion of an application for admission along with official transcripts from all undergraduate courses and, if applicable, graduate courses. Applicants with international degrees must have their academic records evaluated by a member agency of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO);
- minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the coursework of the most recently conferred undergraduate or graduate degree (note: applicants with a cumulative GPA of 2.8-2.99 who have a minimum of 2 years post-degree experience in a related field are also encouraged to apply);
- three letters of recommendation;
- curriculum vitae or resume; and
- If English is not the native language, a student must submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) documenting an Internet-based score of 90 or above. The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) can also be accepted documenting a score in the 6.5 band or above. Exception to this requirement may be granted if the applicant is a U.S. resident and a graduate of a U.S. college within the previous two years.
Applicants for the Graduate Certificate in Population Health Management may apply online at the Seton Hall University website. Applications are processed on a “rolling admissions” basis, with deadlines for the on-campus format of August 1 for the fall term and December 1 for the spring term and for the online format July 1 for the fall term.
M.H.A. Academic Credit for Certificate Course Work
The Certificate in Population Health Management is awarded for the successful completion of 15 graduate credits as designated. Students in the certificate program are subject to the same academic policies of the School of Health and Medical Sciences as degree students.
If a student enrolls in an MHA certificate in Global Health Management, Population Health Management, or Practice Management, before they complete their MHA degree, they will receive credit for one previously completed MHA course if applicable for the certificate. These graduate credits can be applied toward the M.H.A. degree provided the student achieves a B or better and attains a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher in the certificate program and satisfies the admission requirements for the M.H.A. program.
Incoming students who select an MHA Graduate Certificate in Global Health Management, Population Health, or Practice Health Management would be able to apply all required program courses, if the student is accepted into the MHA degree program before completion of the certificate.
If an MHA graduate wishes to enroll for a certificate, the graduate would need to apply to the certificate, and only MHA graduates within the past few years may transfer in one course applicable to the certificate. Enrollees would be eligible to take substitute courses.
The Graduate Certificate in Population Health Management is earned by successfully completing the following coursework:
The following graduate course credits can be applied toward the M.H.A. degree, provided the student achieves a B or better in each course, and, attains a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher in the certificate program and satisfies the admission requirements for the M.H.A. program:
- HCAD 7513 Healthcare Management (3 credits)
- HCAD 7520 Healthcare Data Analytics (3 credits)
- HCAD 7521 21st Cent Healthcare System (2 credits)
- HCAD 7522 Healthcare Policy (2 credits)
- HCAD 8515 Health Economics (2 credits)
- HCAD 8523 Ethics in Healthcare Admin (1 credit)
- HCAD 799XX International Capstone
Note: Students should apply to the program before completion of the certificate.