Health Sciences Management

The online graduate Certificate in Health Sciences Management provides a foundation of management competencies for individuals working in health care and looking to advance into entry-level positions in health care management.

  • Schedule & Format

    • Part Time
    • Online
    • 18 Graduate Credits / 6 Courses
    On average, students take one or two courses a term, including the summer, to complete the certificate in 18 months

    Annual Course Schedule

  • Available Online

    When you enroll in an online course, you'll find support and collaboration every step of the way. Our goal is to deliver an exceptional student experience wherever you are. 

    Learning Online

  • Admission Requirements

    Bachelor's Degree

    Individuals who have completed an undergraduate degree are invited to apply


    Fall: July 1
    Spring: November 1
    Summer: April 1

    Admission Details

  • Tuition

    Estimated Cost of Certificate

    In State / Out of State: $9,468

    Additional fees may apply, including course materials. Tuition rates are adjusted annually.

    This program is not eligible for financial aid. 

    Tuition Details

Who Should Enroll?

The Certificate in Health Sciences Management is ideal for individuals wanting to advance their learning and skills in the area of health care management. Coursework focuses on the core knowledge and competencies recognized by the Healthcare Leadership Alliance of the American College of Healthcare Executives. 


As a faculty member in both the BPHM program and the Certificate in Health Sciences Management, Rashida Biggs focuses on  real-world health care challenges. She wants her students to be prepared for what they will encounter on the job.

Meet Our Faculty

Rashida Biggs

Rashida Biggs

I like bringing in real-world examples of issues hospitals are facing and challenging students to solve them.

Student Stories

Our students and alumni can tell you about the impact our degrees and certificates have had on their lives and careers.
Kearby Chen

Kearby Chen

UVA Grad Advances with Certificate in Health Sciences Management

Chen credits his enrollment in the Certificate in Health Sciences Management as an important ingredient in securing his present position. “The program was a differentiator for me,” Chen says. “I think I was asked to come in for an interview because my decision to pursue the certificate was seen as a sign of my commitment to the field. And once in the interview room, the perspectives on health care I brought from my courses helped me make a better impression.”