Note: In addition to the general prerequisites for admission to the Graduate School, the following is required by this degree program:
Applicants for the certificate program must hold at least a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university and must have at least three years of professional experience.
To apply for the certificate program, all applicants must complete an application for nondegree admission to Penn State Harrisburg. Copies of all undergraduate and graduate degree transcripts must accompany the application.
Applicants admitted into the certificate program must have a master's degree or a 3.0 grade-point average in the last two years of undergraduate work. This requirement may be waived in exceptional circumstances. All courses must be taken for a letter grade. A 3.0 grade-point average in the certificate program courses is needed for the awarding of the certificate.
If an applicant to the certificate program already holds a graduate degree in health care administration or a related field and has taken graduate courses that duplicate courses in the certificate program, he or she may substitute other courses in the MHA curriculum for those redundant courses.