Program Overview

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.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree:

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education


    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

    School Overview

    Thomas Jefferson University is a private health sciences university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The school was founded in 1824 after several attempts to establish a second medical school in Pennsylvania. At the time, both London and Paris only had only one medical school so Dr. George McClellan founded Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia. In the 20th century, the university’s facilities rapidly expanded to occupy a 13-acre urban campus near the historical area of central Philadelphia. Today, the university is thriving and is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Inc. Jefferson University is the largest free-standing health center in Philadelphia and Jefferson Medical College is one of the largest private medical schools in the United States.

    Thomas Jefferson University consists of six constituent colleges and schools.

    • Medical College
    • Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
    • School of Health Professions
    • School of Nursing
    • School of Pharmacy
    • School of Population Health


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