Health Care Administration

When you study Health Care Administration at RWU, you’ll gain the foundational knowledge to work in health care services or administration. The program offers a flexible lineup of classes in subjects ranging from public policy to economics. Whether you earn this certificate on its own or as part of the Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree, you’ll develop the values of accountability, transparency, ethics, privacy and participation that are core to any health care career.

Degree Requirements 

Health Care Administration Certificate

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This program is for adults working or seeking to work in health care services or health care administration fields, in either the private sector or the public sector (federal, state or local government or non-profit organizations) who need to upgrade skills or attain additional credentials.

Courses offered are integral parts of the MPA degree. All courses may be applied to the MPA degree. Students will be required to earn a grade of B or better in each course.

Courses will be delivered in a hybrid format: partially on campus and partially online.

Completely online distance delivery is available for out-of-region and military students.

On campus courses meet in the evening at the Providence/Metro

Campus located at:
One Empire Plaza
Providence, RI 02903

Admissions Requirements

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for terms that begin in Fall, Spring or Summer.

Applicants must have an earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution of higher learning and have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75, 3.0 preferred.

For additional information or to download an application visit:

MPA Program Office: 401-276-4844

The Curriculum

Requirements: (5 Courses)

PA501Foundations of Public Administration
Any 4 of the following:
PA550Health Care Administration
PA551Public Policy and Politics in Health Care Administration
PA552Trends & Issues in Health Administration
PA553Economics of Health and Medical Care
PA554Health Informatics
PA530Special Topics in Health Care Management

To read more about our academic offerings, or to view full course descriptions, please refer to our University Catalog.