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Graduate Certificate in Health Policy

Location: Boston, Online
Start Term: Fall, Spring, Summer

The bottom line for all healthcare regulations and policies is to keep patients safe. In this program, you’ll build on your previous bachelor’s degree in business administration, nursing, marketing and management, public health, or related field to advance your training in legal issues and health policy development and analysis.

This 3-course program offers advanced study in health policy without a commitment to a master’s degree program. You’ll learn from executives with experience in drugs, devices and biologics, healthcare, and policy online and in face-to-face settings. When you graduate, you’ll be well prepared to advance your career by extending your expertise.

Graduates of this program may choose to transition to the Master of Science in Regulatory Affairs and Health Policy program.  

For admission to the certificate program, an applicant must have:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Experience, interest, or current employment in a research field
DRA 802 Law and Health Policy 3
DRA 811 Health Policy Development and Analysis 3
DRA xxx An additional RAHP course except DRA 810, Case Study Thesis 3

Our flexible course schedule allows students to go customize their curriculum plan to fit their needs. The following is a sample curriculum plan for the Graduate Certificate in Health Policy.


Year I Fall
DRA802 Law and Health Policy of Drugs and Devices 3
  RAHP Elective 3
Year I Spring DRA811  Health Policy Development and Analysis 3
Total credits needed to complete certificate 9
Online tuition is calculated at a cost-per-credit rate based on the program you choose and the number of credits for which you register. Learn more about Online tuition and fees here.

Still Accepting Applications for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019

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