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178 Yearly Graduations
$38,741 Median Debt
84% Women
A graduate certificate in health science is offered at 39 colleges in the United States. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 23% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 4.5% of health science graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Health Science Majors

In 2018-2019, 178 earned their graduate certificate in health science. This makes it the 13th most popular graduate certificate program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in health science at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 16,503
Associate’s Degree 5,261
Basic Certificate 1,577
Master’s Degree 1,111
Undergraduate Certificate 1,081
Doctor’s Degree 237
Graduate Certificate 178

Earnings of Health Science Majors With Graduate Certificates

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for health science majors with their graduate certificate due to lack of data.

Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a graduate certificate in health science is $38,741. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $39,400 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $38,082.

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The median monthly payment of a health science graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $452.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their graduate certificate in health science. About 83.7% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 29
Women 149
Gender Diversity of Graduate Certificates in Health Science

The racial-ethnic distribution of health science graduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 10
Black or African American 18
Hispanic or Latino 9
White 117
International Students 8
Other Races/Ethnicities 16
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Health Science Graduate Certificate Students

There are 39 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in health science. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

42 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for health science students seekinga graduate certificate is American College of Healthcare Sciences. Each year, around 700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,280 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,720 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 42 people received their graduate certificate in health science from American College of Healthcare Sciences. About 90% of this group were women, and 14% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Creighton University

Omaha, Nebraska
28 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Creighton University is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in health science. Each year, around 8,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $39,630 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,128 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 28 graduate certificates were handed out to health science majors at Creighton. Of these students, 89% were women and 18% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
22 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in health science. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,091 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,543 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 22 people received their graduate certificate in health science from UWM. About 100% of this group were women, and 23% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

16 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
81% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of North Texas Health Science Center is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in health science. Each year, around 2,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 graduate certificates were handed out to health science majors at UNT Health Science Center. Of these students, 62% were women and 81% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

Boise State University

Boise, Idaho
14 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Boise State University comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in health science. Roughly 26,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,532 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,110 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 14 people received their graduate certificate in health science from Boise State. Of these students, 86% were women and 7% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

Liberty University

Lynchburg, Virginia
14 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Liberty University comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in health science. Each year, around 85,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,417 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,980 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 14 people received their graduate certificate in health science from Liberty University. About 57% of this group were women, and 29% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

University of Maryland - Baltimore

Baltimore, Maryland
12 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for health science majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of Maryland - Baltimore. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,260 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $15,132 per year.

The health science program at University of Maryland - Baltimore awarded 12 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#8

University of North Florida

Jacksonville, Florida
8 Yearly Graduations
75% Women

University of North Florida is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in health science. Roughly 17,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $3,996 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,978 per year.

The health science program at University of North Florida awarded 8 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#9

Worcester State University

Worcester, Massachusetts
5 Yearly Graduations
60% Women

Worcester State University comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in health science. Each year, around 6,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $970 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $3,042 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 graduate certificates were handed out to health science majors at Worcester State.

4 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Metropolitan State University of Denver is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in health science. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,432 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,892 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their graduate certificate in health science from MSU Denver. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#11

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Nova Southeastern University is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in health science. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $31,150 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $19,665 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 graduate certificates were handed out to health science majors at NUS Florida. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#11

Tulane University of Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana
2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Tulane University of Louisiana comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in health science. Roughly 12,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $52,760 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $54,918 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their graduate certificate in health science from Tulane. About 50% of this group were women, and 50% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

California State University - Fresno comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in health science. Each year, around 24,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their graduate certificate in health science from Fresno State.

2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 11th most popular school in the country for health science majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is A T Still University of Health Sciences. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their graduate certificate in health science from A T Still University of Health Sciences.

#15

Drexel University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 Yearly Graduations

Drexel University is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in health science. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $52,146 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $35,181 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 people received their graduate certificate in health science from Drexel.

#15

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

University of Utah comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in health science. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,412 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,211 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 people received their graduate certificate in health science from U of U.

#15

Villanova University

Villanova, Pennsylvania
1 Yearly Graduations

Villanova University comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in health science. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $54,550 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $20,506 per year.

The health science program at Villanova University awarded 1 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#15

University of Saint Joseph

West Hartford, Connecticut
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

University of Saint Joseph comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in health science. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $38,482 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,202 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 people received their graduate certificate in health science from USJ.

#15

University of Rochester

Rochester, New York
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

University of Rochester comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in health science. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,040 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $51,705 per year.

The health science program at University of Rochester awarded 1 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

Health Science Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Health & Wellness 130
General/Allied Health Sciences 48

Below are some popular majors that are similar to health science that offer graduate certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Nursing 3,386
Public Health 1,648
Mental & Social Health Services 988
Health/Medical Admin Services 906
Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences 856

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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