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The need for medical and healthcare managers is expected to grow by 32% through the current decade, creating new career opportunities for qualified administrators. Northeastern University’s Undergraduate Certificate in Healthcare Administration is a career-focused certificate program, providing an active and engaging introduction to management-related concepts within the expanding industry. Here’s what you can expect from the flexible online curriculum:

  • A short course of study focused on relevant healthcare policies and procedures as well as finance, legal, and regulatory matters
  • Exposure to healthcare administration concepts, analytics, communications strategies, leadership issues, and technical challenges—presented by healthcare leaders and experts
  • New skills and knowledge that add healthcare specialization to your resumé and education

The Healthcare Administration Certificate program is also an opportunity for those already working in healthcare to gain career-advancing skills and make new connections through Northeastern’s extensive alumni network.

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Unique Features

  • 100% online curriculum lets you earn your certificate with maximum flexibility.
  • Learn from healthcare industry experts as you gain a comprehensive introduction to current management-related industry concepts.
  • Increase your knowledge of healthcare industry policies, procedures, legal issues, technology, finance, and leadership challenges.
  • Add an in-demand healthcare administration specialization to your current education.
  • Stack the credits from your certificate into the College of Professional Studies’ Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration program—with all certificate credits applying toward the bachelor’s degree.
  • Add skills and knowledge that can advance your healthcare career.

Career Outlook

The outlook for careers in healthcare administration is excellent, with growth estimated at 32% through 2029—creating nearly 130,000 new jobs.

  • In 2020, the median annual salary for health services managers topped $104,000, and the median hourly rate exceeded $50 an hour (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
  • The basics of the job include planning, directing, and coordinating the daily and long-term business activities of healthcare providers, including hospitals, nursing homes, and group medical practices.
  • In 2019, U.S. News & World Report spotlighted medical and healthcare services manager as #1 in their ranking of best business jobs.


For 100+ years, we’ve designed our programs with one thing in mind—your success. Explore the current program requirements and course descriptions, all designed to meet today’s industry needs and must-have skills. 

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Experiential Learning

Northeastern's signature experience-powered learning model has been at the heart of the university for more than a century. It combines world-class academics with professional practice, allowing you to acquire relevant, real-world skills you can immediately put into action in your current workplace. This makes a Northeastern education a dynamic, transformative experience, giving you countless opportunities to grow as a professional and person.

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Industry-Aligned Faculty

Our industry-aligned faculty bring relevant real-world experience, knowledge, expertise, and connections that will help you achieve your career goals.

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Financial Info

The university's financial aid policies are designed to enrich our campus community by ensuring that Northeastern is affordable for all admitted students. The below cost per credit is for non-lab courses. You can find the cost per credit of lab courses by visiting our Tuition and Fees page.

Starting Fall 2023, active U.S. servicemembers and their spouses are eligible to receive an amended tuition rate of $250 per semester hour for our Bachelor Completion Programs through the College of Professional Studies. Northeastern is committed to making education within reach and affordable for our military-affiliated students. To learn more, visit our Fund Your Education page.

  • $541 Cost Per Credit