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Graduate Certificate in Health Policy

Program Details

Thomas Jefferson University’s Graduate Certificate of Health Policy program is designed to give students training in the tools needed to decided public health care policy. Students enrolled in this program will learn about the organization and analytical skills needed to comprehend and manage today’s health care policy challenges. Within the graduate certificate of health policy program, students will study health laws, regulations, health related economics, population health management, health delivery systems as well as other public health related courses. Thomas Jefferson University strives to prepare future leaders in the health sector by offering research and publication based teaching.

This certificate may be an ideal fit for clinicians or health-care professionals looking to deepen their knowledge of health policy formulation and advocacy. The course work may also be applied to the Masters of Science Policy degree program offered at Thomas Jefferson University. The program is meant as both a way to improve knowledge for those seeking employment in any health care field, or for those looking for a base of knowledge on which to begin a career in health policy management.

This program consists of 18 credit hours, and students are only required to take at least one course in the program’s curriculum per term. The program may be completed in approximately one to two years.


Competency in basic statistics
Basic knowledge of U.S. economy and U.S. government
Submission of scores from Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or equivalent graduate level examination i.e., LSAT, MCAT, etc.) or a minimum 3.3 undergraduate GPA
TOEFL scores, if applicable

Accreditation & Licensing

Middle States Commission on Higher Education