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Certificate Programs in Public Health Management and Administration

Our certificate programs in Public Health Management and Administration offer students the opportunity to enhance their skills in leadership with an emphasis on managing change in the evolving public health field.

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Through action learning orientation, the program develops leaders who understand the core of public health management systems, are positive change agents, and engage in reflective practice to continually improve their skills.

The 12- credit Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) ​is​ ​for those individuals who have received an advanced degree in any discipline, while the 18-credit Certificate of Graduate Studies (CGS) is for those individuals who have received their bachelor’s degree and seek graduate-level learning experiences to enhance their management and leadership skills in public health settings.

Certificate Programs in Public Health Management and Administration Highlights

  • Cohort-based program in which students learn from their peers as well as accomplished faculty members.
  • Focus on multiple competencies, including innovation, financial planning, public policy and law.
  • Convenient, innovative course delivery on weekends and blended live and online assignments.

This program is a collaboration between PCOM and the nonprofit Public Health Management Corporation. Taught by renowned faculty, including those from PCOM and PHMC, classes are conveniently offered on weekends at PHMC's office facilities located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia.

PHMA Certificate Program Quick Facts
Duration 1 year, full-time (part-time available)
Credits CGS - 18, CAGS - 12
Location PHMC (Philadelphia, PA)
Start Term Fall (August)

Certificate Programs in Public Health Management and Administration Curriculum

The courses and sequence listed below are subject to change. Please consult the course catalog for additional information.

CAGS Curriculum

Required
PHMA 503Elements of Nonprofit Organizations3
PHMA 505Financial Planning and Complex Budgeting in Public Health3
PHMA 506Public Policy Law and Innovation3
Electives
PHMA 502Foundations in Design for Organizational Behavioral Change3
or PHMA 504 Collaboration in Complex Systems
Total Hours12

CGS Curriculum

PHMA 501Introduction to Public Health Systems3
PHMA 503Elements of Nonprofit Organizations3
PHMA 505Financial Planning and Complex Budgeting in Public Health3
PHMA 506Public Policy Law and Innovation3
PHMA 502Foundations in Design for Organizational Behavioral Change3
or PHMA 504 Collaboration in Complex Systems
Choose one elective from the Leadership Programs offerings, with guidance from the Leadership Programs Chair3
Total Credits 18
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