Tap into faculty expertise to broaden your perspective on health care and apply what you learn to your work, as together we improve health care.
- Gain specialized knowledge.
- Practice tools for your workplace.
- Expand innovation and leadership skills.
- Earn academic credits.
Learn from world-renowned faculty whose research gives them direct experience in changing health care.
Faculty in the Graduate Certificate are leaders in designing, researching, and evaluating ways to increase access to health care, reduce costs, change behaviors, and improve efficiencies. They bring to the online classroom frontline experience and teaching expertise from the Perelman School of Medicine, Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation, the Wharton School, Penn Carey Law, Penn Nursing, Stuart Weitzman School of Design, Penn Engineering, and the School of Social Policy and Practice.
Complete 4 courses within 2 years to receive a Graduate Certificate in Health Care Innovation.
Online courses in the Graduate Certificate in Health Care Innovation confer academic course credits (1 CU per course).
Courses are 6 weeks long and designed for working professionals. Each week follows a pattern of asynchronous learning through brief videos, readings, written discussions with classmates, and real-world projects and assignments, using the online learning platform Canvas. A 1-hour live class meeting provides the opportunity to engage directly with the instructor and classmates, including Master of Health Care Innovation students. Expect to spend 12–15 hours per week on coursework.
Graduate Certificate students take courses with Master of Health Care Innovation students.
Graduate Certificate students include:
- University of Pennsylvania and Penn Medicine employees
- Penn graduate and professional students
- External professionals with a focused area of interest in health care innovation
During Academic Year 2022–2023, tuition and fees for one course (1 CU) total $6,038. Federal financial aid is not available for the Graduate Certificate.
Eligible employees of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Medicine may use employee tuition benefits to cover a portion of the cost.