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University of Pittsburgh    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
 
  Jun 22, 2024
 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Managing Health Services Programs and Projects Certificate


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Improve your administrative and business skills and earn a Certificate in Managing Health Services Programs and Projects. This 18-credit, interdisciplinary program emphasizes grant and research project management, and is designed to educate health service workers in the areas of sociology, communications, public administration, and management.

The program is applicable to positions such as health project manager, health administration director, health program director, and medical office manager. Students who successfully complete this certificate may apply the credits earned to an undergraduate degree at the University of Pittsburgh College of General Studies (CGS).

Upon completion of this certificate, students will be able to:

  • manage health services research projects, grants, contracts, and finances;
  • demonstrate the skills necessary to assume an administrative or managerial role in a health care organization;
  • apply organizational theory and concepts to health care facilities; and
  • analyze how physical, social, and cultural factors may help or hinder communication about health care needs.

Who should enroll:

  • Health care workers who have been charged with, or would like to take on, management of grants and research projects
  • Public and community health workers who seek an understanding of how physical, social, and cultural factors may help or hinder communication about health care needs
  • Health care employees looking to take on leadership roles in the workplace

Admission Requirements

Students must meet requirements for admission to the College of General Studies. A certificate application form must be completed and submitted online to the College of General Studies.

Obtaining the Certificate

To receive the certificate, you must fill out an online graduation application through the Pitt Portal prior to completing your last term in the program. Visit Graduation / Diplomas on the Registrar’s website for the instructions and check the  Graduating with a CGS degree/ certificate website for the submission deadline.  Contact a CGS advisor to confirm that all requirements for the certificate have been met. To avoid a late fee, you should complete this process when registering for the term. 

Program Requirements


  • The Managing Health Services Programs and Projects certificate requires 18 credits, including five (5) required courses and at least one (1) elective.
  • Credits earned at other accredited educational institutions may be eligible for transfer. However, a minimum of 9 credits must be earned at the University of Pittsburgh.
  • Students must achieve a minimum grade of C (2.0) or better for all courses required for the certificate.

 

Required Courses (15 credits)


Complete all five courses.

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