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three healthcare providers talkingThe Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership is an online, five-course program designed to prepare you to lead effectively in your current and future career. This certificate was designed with busy working professionals and clinical trainees in mind, offering maximum flexibility to accommodate your demanding schedule. The online curriculum allows students the flexibility to work around their busy schedule, time zone, and professional demands.

Growing Demand

Many practicing clinical professionals and healthcare professionals workers find themselves in management or leadership roles without the training or expertise to lead effectively. There is growing demand for clinicians who can successfully integrate clinical and operational knowledge, financial acumen and effective leadership. In as little as three semesters you can gain applied evidence-based knowledge and tools to assess and navigate your healthcare environment, maximize team performance, and lead effectively in diverse contexts. Apply now and begin building your toolkit for effective leadership in healthcare.

Designed For You

This program is for:

  • Clinical trainees and professionals looking for training in the core elements of healthcare management and leadership; and
  • Experienced professionals looking to transition into the healthcare industry.

This program is not intended as a mechanism for entry or acceptance into UAB’s residential or executive MSHA or Doctoral programs. Individuals pursuing those programs should apply to their desired program directly.


The Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership curriculum offers coursework in core areas affecting healthcare leadership, including finance, operations, health systems and policy, and leadership. The curriculum includes five required courses for a total of 16 course hours.

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Application Deadlines

  • Spring: December 1
  • Summer: May 1
  • Fall: August 1

Admission requirements include a baccalaureate degree (or international equivalent) from an accredited university and a GPA of 3.00 or above for the last 60 hours of coursework. The GRE is not required.

The following items are required for your application to be considered complete and ready for review:

  • Personal statement
  • Current resume or CV
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Non-refundable application fee ($50)
  • International applicants must provide TOEFL, IELTS & TWE scores

Tuition and Fees

UAB’s tuition and fees are competitively priced. Learners in the online Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership program pay the same tuition whether they reside in or outside of the state of Alabama. For general UAB tuition and fees, visit the UAB Student Financial Aid website.

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