Education & Leadership

Degree Awarded:
Post-Graduate Certificate in Leadership

Length of Program:
16-18 semester hours

Application Deadlines:
Fall Semester: July 1
Spring Semester: Oct. 15
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Degree Overview

Coursework focuses on leadership, diversity, organizational systems, strategic planning, communication and change management to empower students to effectively lead and facilitate change in a variety of health care and educational settings.

Through the Independent Study in Leadership course, you can pursue a leadership topic or project of your choice under the supervision of a faculty member. The course provides an opportunity to tailor the Post-Graduate Certificate to your individual interests, needs and aspirations, including pursuit of the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Healthcare Education and Leadership degree.

The certificate can be earned as a stand-alone credential, or fifteen (15) credit hours can be applied to the Ed.D. degree upon acceptance into the program. 

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Find out more information about costs, tuition, and fees.


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Financial Aid

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Doctoral Program Courses

Cost per Credit Hour

Cost per Semester
$5,964 - Full-time (6 hrs)
$2,982 - Part-time (3 hrs)

Doctoral Program Courses$969 / credit-hour
Fees - Included in cost per semester
Enrollment Fee for first time students $150/ each
Degree Specific Fees - Not included in cost per semester

Career Overview

Median Salary

  • $124,890 Health Specialty Teachers, Postsecondary
  • $104,280 Medical and Health Service Managers

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020

Job Outlook

  • 13% increase for health care educators
  • 4% increase for postsecondary education administrators
  • 9% increase for postsecondary teachers
  • 32% increase for Medical & Health Service Managers

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020

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