Health Management and Policy, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

Saint Louis University's Certificate in Health Management and Policy blends skills in management, economics, and policy of health care systems. 

Curriculum Overview

SLU's health management and policy certificate is designed for three distinct audiences: 

  1. Students actively pursuing their M.P.H. at Saint Louis University in a concentration other than health management and policy
  2. Graduate students at Saint Louis University in other programs who want skills in the management of health care systems and policy implementation.
  3. Professionals who wish to gain additional skills in health management and policy.

This 12-credit certificate can be completed over one to two years and is offered in person.


Students completing their Certificate in Health Management and Policy will learn the skills necessary to prepare for senior leadership roles in a wide range of public, private and not-for-profit organizations committed to improving health care delivery systems, access to health care services and reducing risks to the public's health. Graduates of the health management and policy curriculum work in hospitals, managed-care organizations, health departments, political action committees, community organizations, research organizations, universities and other related agencies.

Admission Requirements

Applicants should have a bachelor's degree, preferably with at least a 3.00 grade point average. Experience in a health-related field is preferred, but not required. Applications are reviewed on a holistic and rolling basis. To apply, applicants will need to submit their transcripts, CV, personal statement and two letters of recommendation through SOPHAS Express, the common application system for public health schools and programs.


Tuition Cost Per Credit
Graduate Tuition $1,370

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Saint Louis University's College for Public Health and Social Justice is fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). To see our most recent accreditation documentation, please visit the College for Public Health and Social Justice website.


  1. Analyze political feasibility and distributional analysis and impacts on policy and key stakeholders.
  2. Discuss the economic impact of organizational and policy changes.
  3. Apply evidence-based approaches to organizational development, change and innovation. 
  4. Apply basic concepts and tools that are integral to strategic thinking, planning and management.
  5. Compare and contrast policy approaches and alternatives within the contextual environment of health services delivery and public health.
HMP 5000Health Care Organization3
HMP 5200Health Economics3
HMP 5300Management of Health Care Organizations3
HMP 5500Health Policy3
Total Credits12

Continuation Standards

Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 in all graduate/professional courses.

Roadmaps are recommended semester-by-semester plans of study for programs and assume full-time enrollment unless otherwise noted.  

Courses and milestones designated as critical (marked with !) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation. Transfer credit may change the roadmap.

This roadmap should not be used in the place of regular academic advising appointments. All students are encouraged to meet with their advisor/mentor each semester. Requirements, course availability and sequencing are subject to change.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
HMP 5000 Health Care Organization 3
HMP 5300 Management of Health Care Organizations 3
HMP 5200 Health Economics 3
HMP 5500 Health Policy 3
 Total Credits12

Apply for Admission

For additional admission questions, please contact:
Bernie Backer
Director of graduate recruitment and admissions