Graduate Certificate in Healthcare ManagementApplication & Requirements

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management program, prospective students must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum 3.0 GPA in upper-level undergraduate coursework.

Application Deadline

For U.S.-based applicants

August start term July 1st

January start term November 1st

For international applicants

August start term June 1st

January start term October 1st

Application Procedures

The procedure for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management is as follows:

Please complete the online application at: http://gradschool.fiu.edu/admissions.shtml under Graduate Certificate Programs. Select Certificate from the degree level drop-down menu (on the Academic Information page of the online application form) and Healthcare Management from the “major” drop-down menu listing all FIU certificate programs.

  • Pay a $30 application fee. Most major credit cards are accepted. Checks or money orders are also accepted and should be made payable to Florida International University.
  • Send official transcripts from all previously attended universities, in a sealed envelope
    • A four year Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent degree from an accredited institution as well as a minimum upper division grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher is required.
    • The original transcripts must be submitted in an envelope sealed by the degree-granting institution. If you are an alumnus of FIU, there is no need to have transcripts sent.
    • Students whose official transcripts¹ are not in English will be required to have said document translated. If this applies to you please ask your university to provide two original transcripts. The first set of transcripts must remain in the sealed envelope. The second set of transcripts should be sent to an official translator.
    • Official proof of degree: a notarized copy of the original diploma is required if the degree is not posted on the official transcripts. Official translation also required if not in English.
  • If you earned your Bachelor Degree in a country whose official language is not English, you must demonstrate English proficiency by taking either the TOEFL or IELTS. Minimum scores for the TOEFL are: 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based and 80 internet-based. Minimum score for the IELTS is 6.5. When requesting the official scores, please refer to the Florida International University Institution code 5206.
  • Submit a current resume of professional experience.
  • Submit a statement of purpose: a one-page essay describing your professional goals and reasons for pursuing the Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management degree at Florida International University.

For international students

International students applying for the F-1 student visa will be required to submit financial documentation. Financial documents may be submitted during the application process; however, these must be recent (6 months or less from the program start date). Therefore, make sure when sending these that the dates on these documents are valid for the term you are applying for.

  • Request a letter from your bank or the bank of your sponsor (a parent, for example) stating that you or your sponsor have sufficient funds of at least $33,722.00 for tuition and living expenses. The types of accounts from which these bank letters are accepted are: savings, checking or money market accounts.
  • If the bank account and aforementioned letter are in the name of a sponsor, the sponsor will need to submit a signed sponsor letter stating that he or she will fund your education and expenses while you are enrolled in the Graduate Certificate program.
  • Submit a completed and signed Declaration of Finances (DCF) form. Please note that the minimum amount in the DCF must be at least $33,722.00 for the academic year 2015-2016.

Mailing Address:

Submit all materials to

Healthcare Management Programs
Florida International University 
1101 Brickell Avenue, Suite 300-S
Miami, FL 33131


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