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Certificate of Advanced Study in Health Services Management and Policy (Concurrent)

The health care industry in America is in a rapid stage of change as pressure to reduce costs and enhance quality heightens.  The fee-for-service system of independent providers is moving toward more globally financed networks of practitioners and organizations. CC - health Services - StudentsConsumers are becoming more involved in their care. Technology is changing the way care is delivered. These changes create new challenges and opportunities for managers and public policy makers. The health care professionals responsible for managing this change will play a large part in determining how successful the health care system will be in terms of access, cost, and quality in the future. The 12-credit (four-course) Health Services Management and Policy Certificate is open to midcareer professionals who require a policy background to operate effectively in a dynamic health care sector.

Two required courses:  PAI 782  Health Services Management; and PAI 783 Changing American Healthcare Systems

Two approved elective courses:  offered by participating schools and colleges within the University in such areas as health and social policy, health law, demography, management, and economics

The Certificate is designed for two semesters of study whether as a standalone certificate or as part of a masters or PhD program.  All courses may be applied to the EMPA degree program.

The culmination of the Certificate is a capstone experience that may be a research paper or a supervised field experience that concludes with the development of a written paper.  For EMPA students pursuing this concurrent certificate, the capstone earns 3 credits and serves as the Master’s (Capstone) Project.

Certificate Director 
Thomas Dennison, Director, Program in Health Services Management and Policy
Associate Director, CNY MPH Director, Lerner Center for Public Health 
426 Eggers Hall
(315) 443-9060 
thdennis@maxwell.syr.edu