Give your career in the health care industry a boost by earning a Health Care Certificate online or through evening class/night school at the University of Mary.

Our 9-credit, 15-week certificate program is ideal for professionals in medical practices, hospital administration, health care management consultancies, biotech startups, or the pharmaceutical industry. Through the courses, students will strengthen their skills needed for moving into management and executive leadership positions.

Take the First Step

Get in touch with any questions or submit a simple application for admission.
We will assist you every step of the way toward acceptance so you can enroll and begin your classes!

At a Glance

Median pay for Medical and Health Services Managers

Program Length

9 credits/3 courses/15 weeks


    • Online
    • Evening classes at our locations in Bismarck, ND; Fargo, ND; Grand Forks AFB, ND; Watford City, ND; Billings, MT
    • Blended, combining online and in-person classes

    Scholarship & Aid

    In keeping with our commitment to supporting working adults seeking further education, we offer each eligible candidate up to $3,000 in scholarships.

    Is This the Degree For Me?

    Who It’s For

    • Professionals who are interested in administration, management, or executive leadership roles in health care
    • Professionals who want to take a step toward an MBA or MS in Business with a Health Care specialization
    • Physicians, nurse practitioners, and other professionals managing their own clinic

    Career Paths

    • Hospital Administrator
    • Practice Manager
    • Clinic Director
    • Pharmaceutical Company Manager
    • Lab Manager
    • C-Suite Executive
    • Vice President

    What You’ll Learn

    • Current trends in health care and what they mean for managers.
    • Health care financial trends, reporting, and analysis.
    • How to use the latest financial management tools and strategies in budgeting, investment analysis, forecasting, and capital planning.
    • Best practices for financial management across a wide range of health care contexts.
    • The foundations of health care law and its implications for contemporary health care managers.
    • Best practices for reducing liability and mitigating risk.
    • How changes in health insurance laws and legislation are impacting managers and the health care organizations they lead.

    Elevate Your Skillset

    Once you’ve completed your certificate in health care, you can then stack your earned credits into an online master’s degree in business administration (MBA) or apply them toward a Master of Organizational Leadership (MOL) or a Master of Project Management (MPM).

    Program Details

    Program Information

    Please visit our catalog for admission requirements and a full list of our courses.

    Your first step is to get in touch with any questions or submit the simple application for admission. We will assist you every step of the way toward acceptance so you can enroll and begin your classes!

    If you are serving or have served our country, we sincerely thank you. Our military services office is here to work closely with active duty, retired, reserve, and eligible family members qualified for military benefits. Learn how we can help you with the application process and review the benefits you have earned.

    For a full list of fees, visit our Tuition and Fees page.

    The University of Mary is committed to putting your educational goals within reach. Learn what scholarships you qualify for.

    We welcome students from various backgrounds, including transfer students from institutionally accredited colleges and universities recognized by the US Dept. of Education and those with military or career and work experience. 

    How do I show my previous college, military, or work experience?

    • Official transcripts (if applicable) from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 should be submitted directly to the Office of Admissions.

      • Did you graduate from the University of Mary? Then we’ll get your Mary transcript for you!
      • At most other schools, you can request transcripts by going to the National Student Clearinghouse or by contacting the registrar’s office. 
        • Have your transcripts sent to:
          Office of Admissions
          University of Mary
          7500 University Drive
          Bismarck, ND 58504
        • Or request to send electronic transcripts to
    • Students with previous career or work experience can earn credits for prior learning.
      • You can choose to test for prior learning credits — we convert your test scores into college credit.
      • You can request a portfolio review for prior learning credits. You’ll assemble documentation to show your experience, which will be reviewed and evaluated by an experienced faculty member.
    • Military experience can count towards a degree.
    • All of our programs require you to fill out the general application form in addition to submitting the application fee and your transcripts.
    • Any program-specific requirements you’ll need to submit in addition to the items listed above can be found in our catalog.

    At the University of Mary, we review every application on an individual basis, ensuring that the materials you submit are evaluated with care and attention. Reach out to us if you have any questions in filling out your application.

    Get Started Today

    Apply Online