Program Overview:

Healthcare Compliance

Gain a strong grounding in healthcare laws and regulations and learn the basics of healthcare billing and payment and corporate compliance. Graduates of the Healthcare Compliance certificate program are able to employ their compliance knowledge at both a systems and discrete level. For example, they will be able to assess and manage compliance programs, develop compliance dashboards, and conduct and respond to audits, and screen and evaluate vendors.

Additional Information

In order to be considered for the program, applicants must possess a graduate degree and demonstrate the knowledge and skills equivalent to the following courses. Please see below for more information:

  • MSRC 401 Quality Systems: Introduction to essential quality systems and the domestic and global regulatory landscape governing regulated industries. Includes a review of the historical context for the creation of the organizations that protect public health, including the Department of Health and Human Services and the Food and Drug Administration. A cross-industry overview for anyone charged with regulatory affairs and quality assurance responsibilities as well as those with managerial duties affecting these areas.
  • MSRC 435 Risk and Decision Management: This course explores theories and practical applications of risk management, risk communication, decision management, and crisis management in life science industries. Topics include failure modes and effects analysis; fault-tree analysis; human factors analysis, and hazard analysis and critical control points.
Applicants who do not have this prior knowledge and who want a more comprehensive course of study should consider the Master of Science in Regulatory Compliance degree

Required Courses

To earn a certificate, students must complete the following four courses. In some cases, students who have completed equivalent coursework previously may be allowed to replace the required course with another course in the field.

Please note that courses completed in the certificate program cannot be transferred to the corresponding graduate degree.


  • HC_COM 410-DL Healthcare Regulatory Environment
  • HC_COM 410-DL Healthcare Regulatory Environment
  • HC_COM 411-0 HC Programs & Enforcement
  • HC_COM 413-0 Healthcare Billing Models and Systems