Admission to the certificate program is decided by MHA faculty, with the counsel of an admissions committee. Other than the admission requirements, there are no prerequisites.

Admission Requirements

  • Advanced degree in a recognized clinical profession, such as MD, DO, PharmD, DDS, or an advanced nursing degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Official transcripts – U.S. Institutions: provide a separate official transcript from every U.S. college/university attended in which you earned a degree. Transcripts are considered official only if they arrive in our office in a sealed envelope from the college or university.
  • Official Academic Credentials – International Institutions (if applicable): Applicants who have attended international institutions should provide an official course-by-course credential evaluation by World Education Services (WES). Have WES send the evaluation directly to the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.
  • Current employment and at least two years experience in a health care organization that has developed or is considering integrated system relationships.
  • International applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis with special attention paid to the nature and structure of their employing organization.
  • Letter of intent describing career interests and the relevance of the certificate to the applicant’s personal development.
  • One letter of recommendation from a person qualified to assess your academic work; clinical, public health, or professional experience; or leadership potential in integrated health systems.
  • Resume or CV

In addition, applicants whose native language is not English or whose education was completed exclusively at an institution(s) whose language of instruction is not in English must prove English proficiency.

Note: All students in the certificate program will be expected to bring a laptop computer to the on-campus sessions.

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