Nov 20, 2018  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog

Graduate Certificate in Management of Public Healthcare Services (MPH)


The Graduate Certificate in Management of Public Healthcare Services is a five-course (15 credit hours) curriculum designed to meet the professional needs of managers working in the health care field including hospitals, public health departments, nursing homes, managed care agencies, insurance agencies, home health care systems and private medical practices. Individuals changing from entry-level, nonprofessional, professional, or technical roles to managerial roles will find this certificate program beneficial.

Program Admission


Degree Admission

Applicants must have:

  1. An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or 3.25 in the last half of the undergraduate program; the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required.
  2. A 250-word description of the applicant’s academic and professional history and professional goals in public administration.
  3. A personal interview with the program director is recommended if there are any questions about admission under the criteria above.
  4. Applicants whose native language is not English must achieve EMU Graduate School minimum scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), IELTS, or the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB). Students with scores below the minimum must take English as a Second Language (ESL) courses at EMU to raise their English proficiency to a satisfactory level before beginning courses in the M.P.A. program. These students may be admitted on a conditional basis, subject to successful completion of the ESL requirements. See the Admissions website for minimum scores.

Application information and materials can be obtained from EMU’s Office of Admissions or at graduate.admissions@emich.edu, or international.admissions@emich.edu. Qualified applicants will be admitted to fall and winter semester on a rolling basis until the start of the term, but desired classes may not be available for students and delays in securing official transcripts may also delay admission decisions. As noted above, separate applications must be filed for the M.P.A. program and any certificate programs that a student may be interested in pursuing, even if done concurrently.

Conditional Admission

Promising applicants with a minimum of five years of administrative experience who do not meet the GPA requirements for regular degree admission, and who have a GPA between 2.75 and 3.0, may be granted conditional admission. Such applicants must arrange for an admission interview with the program director and submit two letters of recommendation from employers or others who can testify to the applicant’s suitability for the program. Applicants may be granted degree admission after completing at least four courses approved by the program director, with a minimum grade of 3.0 (B) in each course.

Department Information


Political Science, College of Arts & Sciences

David Klein, Ph.D. | Department Head | 601 Pray-Harrold | 734.487.3113 | dklein2@emich.edu

Advisor Information


Rose Jindal | MPA Coordinator | 601 Pray-Harrold | 734.487.3113 | rsoliven@emich.edu