The Undergraduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership and Advocacy***Pending NYSED Approval provides a basic academic foundation for the professional development of workers in New York City’s health care industry. An important professional credential, the Certificate offers health care employees in both public and private health care systems an opportunity to advance their careers and serve the public more effectively.

Students gain a rich understanding of the theory and practice of health care policy and administration while developing analytical, research, writing and presentation skills.

Career & Academic Advancement

The Certificate is a valuable educational and professional credential for those working in government, non-profit organizations, and the private health care system. It is ideal for those currently employed within the field or interested in pursuing careers as health care managers and administrators, as well as public policy analysts and advocates. In addition, students who complete courses in the certificate program can apply the credits earned towards our BA in Urban and Community Studies program. These credits may also be applied to other college degree programs within CUNY. Students should contact these other colleges to ensure that the Certificate’s credits will transfer.

Admissions Criteria

Candidates for admission to undergraduate level certificate programs must possess a high school diploma or a High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma from New York State (also known as TASC or GED).

Application Deadlines

Applications for Spring 2020 are due by 12/17/2019.