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Health Care Management

Certificate Program
Offered By: College of Nursing and Health Professions
Graduate School
Application Deadline: Applications are accepted on a continual basis.


This certificate program allows those health care providers who have moved into a position of management, to understand management procedures and practices as they apply to diverse health care systems.

  • Admission Process


    Students may be admitted unconditionally, conditionally or as a non-degree seeking student.

    Unconditional Admission Status:

    The student must:

    Hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

    Have a GPA of 3.0 on the last 60 hours of undergraduate or 2.75 overall.

    Be currently employed in healthcare.

    Conditional Admission Status:

    An applicant who fails to meet the GPA requirements for Unconditional Admission Status or whose background degree is from a college of university lacking appropriate accreditation, may be granted Conditional Admission Status after following the steps detailed in the ASU Graduate Bulleting.

    A student will not be considered for admission to a graduate program until such time as the student completes 12 graduate semester hours, has a minimum 3.00 GPA on those 12 hours, has no more than one course in the 12 hours with a grade of "C", and meets unconditional or program admission requirements.

    Admission as a Graduate Non-Degree Student:

    This option is for those seeking personal development, or those fulfilling professional renewal requirements and are seeking a Graduate Certificate in one or more of the Program's specialty areas of study.

    Graduate School Admission Information

    You may apply online here.  The following must be submitted to ASU Graduate Admissions at:

    ASU Graduate Admissions
    PO Box 1570
    State University, AR 72467

    An official transcript of all undergraduate and graduate work (personal copies will not be accepted)

    A designated, non-refundable application fee of $30

    A written documentation of measles and rubella immunization

    US citizens must be registered or exempt with the selective service and an Affirmation Form is required.

    You may contact the ASU Graduate School Admission at (870) 972-2031.  Students must meet all graduate school requirements.

  • Additional Information


    Core: (18 credits)

    HP 6313, Topics in Healthcare management
    HP 6323, Healthcare Law and Quality Improvement
    NURS 687V (3-6), Healthcare Management Seminar
    MGMT 6003, Organizational Behavior in Healthcare Organizations
    MIS 6513, Healthcare Informatics
    FIN 6813, Healthcare Finance  OR 
    NURS 6353, Budgeting and Financial Management

    Electives:  (3 credits) 

    MKTG 6213, Healthcare Marketing (3)
    MGMT 6013, Human Resource management for Healthcare Organizations (3)
    HP 5113, Leadership in Health Professions 


  • Accreditations

    This program is approved by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education.