Director of Healthcare Business
Carla Dirkschneider, M.S., RHIA
PH 402.552.6295  TF 800.647.5500

Post-Master’s Certificate Option

The purpose of the Post-Masters certificate program option is to provide opportunities for students who already have an advanced degree to gain knowledge within a specialty at Clarkson College. The Post-Master's certificate represents the student’s successful completion of the required courses in healthcare administration, which equals 21 credit hours.

The Clarkson College Master's degree in Healthcare Administration program option operates on an academic calendar using semester hours. In addition, the Healthcare Administration degree operates using an accelerated course format with classes as 7.5 weeks in length in the fall and spring and 6 weeks in the summer.  

Program Specific Competency Goals

Upon completion of the Post-Master’s Certificate in Healthcare Administration, graduates will:

  • Evaluate strategies based on concepts of leadership and management theory. (Critical Thinking)**
  • Interpret, synthesize and apply concepts to evaluate and solve a variety of real-world health care situations, through problem recognition, methods of inquiry, project management, and strategic analysis and integration. (Critical Thinking)**
  • Communicate thoughts and ideas effectively. (Communication)**
  • Demonstrate an ability to acknowledge and to recognize those differences that exist among all individuals. (Diversity)**
  • Demonstrate an appropriate working knowledge of computer applications commonly used in health care administration. (Technology)**
  • Maintain the highest ethical, professional and legal standards of conduct. (Professionalism)**

**Categories denoted in the parentheses represent relationship to the Clarkson College student success skills, which are our institutional student learning outcomes, and include Communication, Technology, Critical Thinking, Diversity and Professionalism. 

Admission Policies

Enrollment in Clarkson College degree programs is limited through a selective admissions process. Admission policies and procedures are available from the Enrollment and Advising office, College website or Academic Policies & Procedures section (AD-1).

Service Requirements

Service reflects a holistic view that focuses on how individuals provide high quality, ethical and compassionate service in the field of health care and the community at large. Students will become familiar with service agencies, connect learning with practice and engage in civic service activities to live and demonstrate the Clarkson College Values of Learning, Caring, Commitment, Integrity and Excellence.

All students are required to complete designated service courses as a component of their program of study. Successful completion of service experiences is required to pass the designated service courses. Designated service courses are identified using the following symbol: ◊

Required Courses for Post-Master's Certificate in Healthcare Administration

Required Courses

All classes are 7.5 weeks or 6 weeks in duration

Courses Semester Hours
MB 798 - Fundamentals of Scholarly Writing in APA 1
MB 800 - Ethics in Leadership 2
Total Semester Hours 3
Required Elective Courses

Students will select six classes or 18 credit hours to complete the certificate program. All classes are 7.5 weeks or 6 weeks in duration

Courses Semester Hours
MB 802 - Healthcare Delivery Systems 3
MB 808 - Healthcare Leadership 3
◊ MB 818 - Organizational Behavior 3
MB 813 - Healthcare Law and Policy 3
MB 819 - Human Resources 3
MB 821 - Healthcare Data Analytics 3
MB 826 - Healthcare Strategic Management 3
MB 828 - Financial Management in Healthcare 3
MB 833 - Healthcare Quality and Risk Management 3
MB 836 - Healthcare Project Management 3
MB 837 - Leading Change 3
MB 839 - Healthcare Reimbursement 3
MB 846 - Fundamentals of Informatics 3

Total Semester Hours 18

Last updated: 06/03/2022