Many students who have completed their associate degree consider entering the health care work force but require an orientation to health systems. These students do not wish to attain a bachelor’s degree but rather to enhance their knowledge base about health care. Students who wish to pursue this undergraduate certificate in health systems administration must have completed their associate degree with a minimum GPA of 2.0. To earn the certificate, students must attain a GPA of 2.5 or higher in the certificate courses. Each undergraduate certificate course is taught in 15-week sessions and follow the regular RIT academic calendar.
$901 per credit hour (2016-17 AY)
$936 per credit hour (2017-18 AY)
12 credit hours required
A part-time student could complete the program in 1 year.
- Assistant Health Administrator
- Clinical Manager
- Department Manager
- Physician Practices
- Health Insurers
- 95% of RIT graduates enter the workforce or continue to go on for further education
- RIT alums hail from more than 147 countries and work for more than 3,723 employers
- Upon graduation, you’ll become a member of the 121,000-strong RIT alumni community
- We build programs based on real-time employer demand
- The same faculty that teach on-campus, teach online
- RIT faculty have extensive experience in the classroom, in research, and in their professional fields
- We provide the same library services and resources, including a dedicated librarian, for online students
- Our career specialists provide advisement to help you plan, prepare for, and meet your career goals
- We provide enriched personalized academic advising
- You receive the same RIT credential as traditional on-campus graduates
Applications may be submitted any time during the year. For priority consideration, please submit all application materials a minimum of 6 weeks prior to your intended start date.
To be considered for admission to the certificate in health systems administration, candidates must complete the online application form and fulfill the following requirements:
- If you have never attended college previously, we require a high school transcript or copy of your GED or other high school equivalency document.
- If you have earned more than 30 semester credits or 45 quarter credits of college credit, you are required to send college transcripts only.
- A test of English Language aptitude is required of all applicants and course registrants whose native language is not English. RIT accepts TOEFL, IELTS, and PTE exams. Students must achieve the following minimum scores prior to consideration for admission: 550 paper-based or 79 internet-based on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or 58 on the Pearson Test of English-Academic (PTE). Applicants are exempt from submitting the TOEFL, PTE-Academic, or IELTS exams if they have worked or studied in the U.S. for the last two years or they are from countries and attended universities whose native language is English. These countries include: American Samoa, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British West Indies, Canada, England, Guam, Ireland, Mauritius, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, Virgin Islands and Wales
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