Advanced Research

Volume 1: 2020.2021

Effective 1 June 2020 through 31 May 2021

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Graduate Certificate
12 Credit Hours

This program is offered by the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology. It is only available at the Geneva campus and the courses are taught in French.

For information on the general requirements for a certificate, see Certificate Program Policies and Procedures under the Academic Policies section of this catalog.

Program Description

The certificate in advanced research is a 12 credit hour program of study designed for those who hold leadership positions in healthcare; who have completed a master's degree, or who are completing a master degree in health care management; and who are interested in developing skills in advanced research. Students will develop a research proposal, gain IRB approval for that research proposal, conduct their research project and make a contribution to the field of healthcare management by developing a research article based on the research conducted.


The 12 credit hours required for this certificate include the following courses:

  • HLTH 5100 Statistics for Health Administration (3 hours)
    or HEAL 5000 Advanced Theories and Concepts in Health Care (3 hours)
  • HRDV 5750 Research and Assessment Methods in Human Resources Development (3 hours)
  • BUSN 6140 Business Research Analysis (3 hours)
  • HEAL 6550 Advanced Research in Healthcare (3 hours)


Students who are interested in applying to this certificate program should see the Admission section of this catalog for general requirements.

Admission Requirements

  • 2.5 grade point average.
  • Master's degree in health care field or current master's student status.
  • Leadership experience in health care.
  • Résumé describing scope, responsibilities and work experience.
  • Completed application with fees.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  • Personal interview.

Send all admissions materials to:

Office of Admission
Webster University
470 E. Lockwood Ave. 
St. Louis, MO 63119