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

Post-Master’s Certificate Programs

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

Clarkson College's Post-master's Certificate in Health Care Administration program operates on academic calendar using semester hours with three terms, each with 12 weeks of instructional time in length, with two of the terms offered over the fall through spring and the third term offered in the summer. Clarkson College's Master's in Health Care Administration program defines its academic year as 36 weeks of instructional time using semester hours. These are considered nonstandard terms.

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 healthcare administration (Technology)**
  • Maintain the highest ethical, professional, and legal standards of conduct. (Professionalism)**

**Categories denoted in the parentheses represent relationship to Clarkson College’s 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 Admissions office, the College website, or in the 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 Health Administration

Required Courses
Courses Semester Hours
MB 798 - Fundamentals of Scholarly Writing in APA 1
MB 800 - Ethics in Leadership 2
Total Semester Hours 3
All courses are 6 weeks in duration.
Required Elective Courses

Students will select six classes or 18 credit hours to complete the certificate program.

Courses Semester Hours
MB 802 - Health Care Delivery Systems and Managed Care 3
MB 808 - Health Care 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 - Health Care Project Management 3
MB 837 - Leading Change 3
MB 839 - Healthcare Reimbursement 3
MB 846 - Fundamentals of Informatics 3
Electives 18
All courses are 6 weeks in duration.
Last updated: 04/30/2020