The Certificate of Graduate Study in Healthcare Management and Policy is an 18-credit, online program that requires four core courses and two electives. This assures a solid foundation while allowing students some flexibility to pursue their own areas of interest.

Four required courses

  • PH317 Management in Health Services and Medical Care or PH305 Policy, Organization, and Finance in Healthcare
  • PH321 Controversies in Health Economics
  • PH324 Public Health Informatics
  • PH326 Legal Issues in Healthcare

Students choose two courses from topical electives, including

  • PH301 Public Health and Health Policy
  • PH302 Epidemiology I
  • PH306 Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health
  • PH310 Public Health Law and Ethics
  • PH311 Global Public Health
  • PH318 Improving the Health of Patients and Populations
  • PH328 Epidemiology for Practice

Courses are taught by faculty experts from UVM’s Larner College of Medicine, the Vermont Department of Health, and experts trained at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Courses offered during the fall, spring and summer terms ensure that you can fit the program into your work or academic schedule.

Click here for a table showing all program requirements along with the routine schedule of course offerings and pre-requisites to earn the certificate.

Example Curriculum Sequence Maps

  1. One-Year Program: Students will be required to take 6 credits (2 courses) per semester for three semesters. Please note: starting in the spring 2017 semester will require four semesters. Future spring starts can complete in one year. Contact one of our student advisors at 802-656-2085 with any questions.
  2. Two-Year Program: Students will need to take 3 credits (1 course) per semester for six semesters.