Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Project Management

The Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Project Management is a standalone certificate within the Department of Health Management and Informatics. The educational objective is to provide the cross professional training needed to enable health and health workers of all levels of medical or health qualification to better manage projects needed to improve quality of care and decrease healthcare costs. Students will gain basic knowledge of issues in healthcare project management and competence with skills techniques, and tools used for effective, safe, and compliant healthcare project management. The Graduate Certificate can be completed on-campus, in blended format, and online while working or finishing a degree.  


This Graduate certificate will require completion of four courses of three credit hours each, for a total of 12 credit hours.  Two courses are required core courses and students select two additional courses based on which professional (PMI) certification exam they wish to pursue in addition to the graduate certificate.  

Required Courses
HMI 7580Project Management3
HMI 7880Agile Project Management in Healthcare3
Electives (select two courses)
HMI 7410Introduction to the US Health Care System3
HMI 7430Introduction to Health Informatics3
HMI 7436Telehealth3
HMI 8435Information Security, Evaluation and Policy3
HMI 8443Enterprise Information and Solutions Architecture for Strategic Healthcare Operations3
HMI 8450Methods of Health Services Research3
HMI 8573Decision Making for Health Care Organizations3
HMI 8610Consumer Health Informatics3

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Admission Requirements

Students who are interested in applying for the Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Project Management will need to complete and submit the online Graduate School application. The application and admission requirements include:

  • A minimum of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
  • Official transcripts sent directly from each university or college attended.
  • A GPA of 3.00 or greater for all undergraduate and graduate coursework.
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • A personal essay outlining the applicant's professional plans and career objectives, explains how educational, work or other experiences led to the decision to pursue a graduate certificate in Project Management for Healthcare, and includes specific issues and challenges in healthcare that are of strong personal interest. 
  • Two letters of recommendation from professional colleagues.
  • International students whose native language is not English must submit test scores from TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) of at least 550 on the paper-based version, 215 on the computer-based version, or 80 on the internet-based version.
  • Students who fall short in one or more elements of the above standards, but who believe they have the skills and motivation to do well in the Project Management for Healthcare courses, may be granted "Conditional Acceptance" into the graduate certificate program at the discretion of the Admissions Committee. 
  • The University of Missouri Application fee applies for domestic and nonresident international students.
  • An interview (on-campus, by telephone, or skype) with program faculty may be requested. 
  • Standardized test scores are not required for admission. 

University of Missouri students who have completed their baccalaureate studies, are enrolled in a master's or doctoral program, and are working toward a graduate degree in good standing, are also eligible to add the Graduate Certificate Program in Healthcare Project Management. University of Missouri students with post-baccalaureate status (non-degree seeking) may be granted permission to enroll, but must complete the application and admissions requirements listed above for full admission to the Graduate Certificate program and conferral of the certificate upon completion of required coursework. 


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