UMass Lowell's Graduate Certificate Program in Health Service Management is intended for students with a background in health care or a related field who wish to apply the latest management techniques to the operations of health care facilities and services.

With this program, you will acquire a practical understanding of the structure and operational processes of health care institutions, and build a solid foundation in health care financial reporting and analysis.

Many students complete this certificate program before seeking admission into UMass Lowell's Master of Science in Health Information Management: Health Service Management Option. Upon acceptance into the master's program, students can transfer certificate courses in which they earned a grade of 3.0 or higher into the master's program. Additionally, students who complete the certificate program with a GPA of 3.2 or higher are not required to complete the GRE to apply for admission into the master's program.

  • Complete in as little as 9 months
  • One of the most affordable tuitions in the nation
  • Apply anytime

Learn More About This Program:
To receive more information, please fill out the Request Information form on the right.

Sample a Course

For more information, visit UMass Lowell's Graduate Certificate in Health Service Management page.

Type of Fee Amount
Fee Per Credit $585
Registration Fee Per Semester $30
Returned Check Fee Per Semester* $30
Graduate Certificate Application Fee $50
Late Fee for Nonpayment $50
Total for Course** $1,785 ($585 x 3 credits = $1,755 + $30 registration fee per semester)

*Applicable when check is returned unpaid.

**Courses can vary from one to six credits; this total represents a standard three-credit course.

For registration information, visit UMass Lowell's website


The University of Massachusetts Lowell is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).


Admission to all graduate programs at UMass Lowell is contingent upon successful completion of a bachelor's degree. No Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is required for graduate certificate programs. Credits earned from a graduate certificate may be used toward a related graduate degree with the approval of the graduate program coordinator. Students who complete a UMass Lowell graduate certificate with a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or better may be able to waive the GRE when applying to a related master's degree. Graduate certificate programs must be completed within a five-year period with a minimum 3.0 grade point average and no more than one course with a grade below B. Courses completed for one certificate may not be used for other certificates.

For more information about UMass Lowell's graduate admissions process, visit https://www.uml.edu/grad/.

Financial Aid: 

Availability of financial aid varies depending on certificate program, matriculation and course status. Please contact the Solution Center at 978-934-2000 or TSC@uml.edu to determine eligibility.