Graduate Certificate in Health Systems Leadership

Graduate Certificate in Health Systems Leadership


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The Health Systems Leadership graduate certificate provides students with training in areas critical to 21st century healthcare, public health, and community health leadership.

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  • A Bachelors’ degree is required for admission with a minimum GPA of 2.75.
  • Statement of Purpose (approximately 500)
  • CV/Resume
  • One letter of recommendation
  • International students:
  • GRE recommended but not required

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Students enrolled in the certificate program must complete a total of 12 credit hours. This includes:

  • HADM 7140 Population Health Management (Fall Campus and Online) 
  • PUBH 7180 Foundations of Public health (Fall Campus and Online) 
  • HADM 7105 Health Policy and the Organization of Health Services (Fall Campus) (Spring Campus and Online)  
  • HADM 7110 Leadership and Organizational Change in Healthcare (Spring Campus) (Summer Online) 

icon for competenciesCompetencies

  • Apply principles of leadership, governance and management, which include creating a vision, empowering others, fostering collaboration and guiding decision making
  • Apply negotiation and mediation skills to address organizational or community challenges
  • Critically evaluate various leadership theories and apply strategic thinking tools to identify a personal leadership style
  • Compare the organization, structure and function of health care, public health and regulatory systems across national and international settings
  • Know, support, and use team development methods

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Shirl Sharpe, MS
Academic Services Coordinator II
(901) 678-1710

Christie Rakestraw
Graduate School Admissions Counselor
(901) 678-4489

Briana McNeil 
Coordinator, Recruitment and Admissions 
(901) 678-3740