Certificate

Healthcare Policy and Regulatory Leadership

Passionate about developing long-term solutions to the healthcare challenges we face today? Learn the skills needed to shape, interpret, implement, and evaluate healthcare policies and regulations. Explore how to improve patient safety and create policies that impact the overall quality of healthcare. You'll learn about healthcare systems, legislative procedures, and quality improvement as they relate to evolving healthcare policy.

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At a Glance

Classes Begin
January 6
Format
Evening or Online
Term Length
10 Weeks
Admission
No GRE or GMAT
4 Course Certificate
Tuition
$11,408
Time
As few as 6 months
6 Course Certificate
Tuition
$17,112
Time
As few as 12 months
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Skills You'll Learn


Navigate the legislative process


Create effective and lasting healthcare public policy


Manage change and innovation

Curriculum

Specialized Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Policy and Regulatory Leadership requires completion of 16 credit hours (4 courses)

All students are required to complete a zero-credit Student Success Course.

4
Concentration Courses

Sample Schedule

Finish a graduate certificate in as few as six months or take up to a year. Choose your time to completion to get a better sense of what your schedule will look like during your certificate program. Note this sample schedule is for the six-course Graduate Certificate.

Time to Completion
Year 1 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Classes 3 3 0 0

Take a Course Before You Apply


We know how important it is to get started when you're ready and that's why you can enroll in a course before you officially apply.

Career Outcomes

Predicted outcomes for graduates of Healthcare Policy and Regulatory Leadership


Opportunities for healthcare professionals is projected to grow 19% through 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In fact, 25% of all new jobs created will be related to healthcare.


Aging populations and demand for better preventative care will impact individual companies that must continually update their healthcare offerings, making people with healthcare policy expertise even more valuable.


As healthcare regulations and insurance policies continue to become more convoluted, having the skills to interpret the rules accurately will be beneficial.

Job Titles

Chief Compliance Officer
Director of Compliance
Corporate Operations Compliance Manager
Internal Review and Audit Compliance
Regulatory Consultant
Compliance Officer
Regulatory Affairs Portfolio Leader
Quality Control Analyst

Compliance Manager Salary: National Average

$108,461
(U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

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Flexible Online Classes

Flexible Online Classes

We understand the demands of balancing work, friends and family, and school can be challenging. That's why at University College, you can complete your program entirely online. Our online learning platform makes it easy to work anywhere at any time.

Advisory Board

Our programs our developed and updated with the input of advisory boards composed of industry leaders and employers. This ensures that you'll learn what employers are looking for, and gain the most current information with a view to future industry trends, connecting you to future success.

Robert Casanova
Robert Casanova
Performance Improvement Consultant
Holly Davis
Holly Davis
Director of Medical Staff Services, Saint Joseph Hospital
John Dicola
John Dicola
Former Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development, Catholic Health Initiatives
Chris Hadley
Chris Hadley
Founder & President, Denver Medical Study Group
Evon Holladay
Evon Holladay
Former Vice President, Enterprise Intelligence
Edmond Toy
Edmond Toy
Director, Colorado Health Institute
Marion Jenkins
Marion Jenkins
Partner and Co-founder of HealthSpaces
Mark Levine
Mark Levine
Clinical Professor, the University of Colorado School of Medicine
Bruce Johnson
Bruce Johnson
Shareholder, Polsinelli

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Accreditation

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Higher Learning Commission

University College programs maintain the highest level of accreditation offered by The Higher Learning Commission, one of the regional accrediting bodies recognized by the federal government. The University of Denver and all of its academic programs are regionally accredited by this commission, and regional accreditation is the highest standard for universities in the United States.

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