Health Services Administration Management Certificate (Post-baccalaureate Business Students)


The Health Services Administration Management graduate certificate prepares current and potential health care professionals in the business aspects of health care. Students who have completed a bachelor’s, or master’s degree in business, are eligible to complete this five-course certificate in order to improve their ability to understand and manage within the U.S. health care system. Course content is specific to the field of health care delivery. Students will learn the use of evidence-based health care research in decision making, health policy, and approaches to quality improvement. Business training in management, accounting and financial management will be enhanced with two electives such as Health Care Law, Information Systems for Health Services Administrators and/or Population Health.

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    Admission Criteria

    1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited university or college
    2. A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75. Conditional admission may be granted to students whose GPA is less than a 2.75
    3. Official transcripts of all colleges and universities attended
    4. One letter of professional recommendation from someone in a supervisory capacity
    5. A well-formulated career plan articulated in a brief essay
    6. Resume/Curriculum Vitae

    Application to the program can be made to the HSA Certificate program online by visiting the Detroit Mercy website for admissions ( and selecting apply online.

    For questions or assistance regarding the application process, contact:

    Telephone:  (800) 635-5020


    Admission from Health Services Administration Management Certificate Program to the Master in Health Services Administration Program

    Students who complete the Health Services Administration Management Certificate program are eligible for admission to the MHSA program if they meet all admission criteria for the master's program. For entry into the master's program, candidates must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and a combined cumulative GPA of 3.00 or better, submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, a resume, three letters of recommendation (one from a supervisor) and a personal essay. Applicants who meet the requirements will be interviewed by the Director of the Health Services Administration Department for final determination of eligibility. All degree requirements must be completed within seven years.


    Course Requirements for the Certificate in Health Services Administration Management for post-baccalaureate business students (15 credits)

    • HLH 5500 Research Methods in Health Care (3 credits)
    • HLH 5700 Health Care Delivery and Policy Issues (3 credits)
    • HSA 5780 Quality Improvement in Health Care Organizations (3 credits)

    And choice of two electives:

    • HSA 5050 Legal Aspects of Health Services Administration (3 credits) or
    • HSA 5070 Population Health (3 credits) or
    • HSA 5500 Information Systems for Health Services Administrators (3 credits)

    Program Contact Information

    Program Contact Information:

    Maia Platt, PhD, Director, HSA Program
    HP 335
    McNichols Campus
    Telephone: (313) 993-3373

    Munai Newash, Administrative Assistant, HSA Program
    HP 115
    McNichols Campus
    Telephone: (313) 993-1146