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2018-2019 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  Jul 22, 2024
2018-2019 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Law - Health Care Compliance Online Graduate Certificate Program

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The Health Care Compliance Graduate Certificate Program is a fully online, accelerated 10-month graduate certificate program designed for working professionals.  This advanced, accelerated program will support you as you take on more strategic compliance roles.  In this program, you will:

  • Learn the relevant law, practical applications of compliance, best practices and explore current issues;
  • Interact with expert faculty-professors from the School of Law and Graduate School of Public Health, current and former federal regulators, and compliance industry experts;
  • Network and collaborate with your peers in other industries and locations through innovative online applications; and
  • Work on weekly assignments when and where you choose.

This program is designed for:

  • Compliance professionals who wish to enhance their understanding and professional development;
  • Attorneys who wish to acquire an appreciation of the compliance industry, client needs, and issues;
  • Health care professionals who must understand compliance;
  • Industry administrators and leaders; and/or
  • Those interested in an exciting career change.

HCC Online course work is asynchronous, meaning there are no scheduled meeting times or locations. You will complete each course in the program within eight weeks, working through weekly modules, based on your own schedule and from any location.

The objectives of the Health Care Compliance Online program are to:

  • Provide an understanding of the laws that shape the health care industry in general, and compliance in particular;
  • Help students acquire a deeper understanding of the regulatory context of compliance;
  • Help students develop the skills and knowledge necessary to identify compliance issues, guide change, and navigate complexity while supporting an ethical culture;
  • Identify best practices in compliance management;
  • Enhance critical thinking and problem solving skills in a compliance context;
  • Help students acquire knowledge and skills to manage conflict;
  • Improve students’ communication and presentation skills; and
  • Facilitate peer-to-peer learning and networking opportunities.


Applicants must have earned a baccalaureate degree at an accredited institution. Admissions decisions will be made based on professional experience, academic credentials, and a personal statement. In some instances an interview (online or via phone) may be required.  

To apply for the program, complete the Health Care Compliance Online Application available at Pitt Online’s website.

Note:  Please visit the Pitt Online State Authorization page to be sure your state is authorized to enroll students online.  Currently, pursuant to state laws and regulations, online programs at the School of Law are authorized to enroll students from all states with the exception of:Arkansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Oregon, Washington State.  Maryland Residents: the University of Pittsburgh is registered with the Maryland Higher Education Commission.


For detailed term-specific course descriptions, please go to the Schedule of Classes Course Lists on the Law School web site.

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