If you’re a healthcare professional looking to boost your administrative and managerial skills, a certificate in managing health services programs and projects may be right for you. Increase your marketability and career options by gaining a foundation in grant and research healthcare project management, a skill that can lead to supervisory positions at hospitals, clinics, nonprofit and government agencies, and other medical facilities.
This 18-credit interdisciplinary certificate in managing health services programs and projects brings together relevant courses from business, public administration, sociology, and communications.
The CGS Difference
The credits you earn in this certificate program can be a standalone professional development opportunity, or they may provide a pathway to an undergraduate degree at the College of General Studies, such as our BA in health services.
Who Should Participate
- 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
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Manage health services research projects, grants, contracts, and finances
- Demonstrate the skills necessary to serve in an administrative or managerial role in a healthcare organization
- Apply organizational theory and concepts to healthcare facilities
- Analyze how physical, social, and cultural factors may help or hinder health care communication
- The managing health services programs and projects certificate requires 18 credits, including five core courses and at least one elective.
- Students must achieve a minimum grade of C (2.0) or better for all courses required for the program.
- Credits earned at other accredited educational institutions may be eligible for transfer. However, a minimum of nine credits must be earned at the University of Pittsburgh.
Required Courses: (15 credits)
Complete all five courses.
Elective: (3 credits)
Choose one course from the list of approved electives.
The following courses may also be used by qualified students as MHSPP electives:
As you plan your certificate coursework, please make sure to review the CGS Course Overlap policy for information on how many courses can be double-counted if a student elects to pursue a CGS certificate in combination with other CGS and non-CGS majors, minors, and certificates. If you have questions, please contact your CGS advisor or CGS Advising at CGSAdv@pitt.edu.
Note: Requirements are subject to change. Check with an academic advisor before registering.