Graduate Certificate in Health Care Innovation

The Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy in the Perelman School of Medicine offers a Graduate Certificate in Health Care Innovation (HCI) to Master of Science in Nonprofit Leadership (NPL) students who wish to further develop health care–oriented skills and experience to build upon their NPL education.

Students need a total of four courses towards the certificate:

One NPL course: NPLD 792, Social Entrepreneurship

Three HCI courses, at least 1 of which must be:

  • HCIN 603, Evaluating Health Policy and Programs
  • HCIN 617, Leading Change in Health Care
  • HCIN 607, Translating Ideas into Outcomes
  • Or an elective that includes Ethics in Health Care Innovation and Research, From Health Disparities to Heath Equity: Policy Implications, or Health Care Leadership in an Era of Patient Empowerment

The other HCI courses should be complimentary to the student’s studies. Students pay the SP2 per-course tuition rate and must take the courses before graduating from the NPL program. The fourth course needed for the certificate is in addition to the 10 credits required for the NPL degree.

For more information, students should contact the Administrative Director of the NPL Program and visit the Health Care Innovation Graduate Certificate page for requirements and the registration process.

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