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Gain the insights to lead healthcare delivery innovations

With the burden of chronic disease and rising costs, the U.S. is shifting its focus to population-based healthcare. Lead the way forward with a Graduate Certificate in Population Health from Walden. Build the expertise to drive innovations that ease the strain on our healthcare system and foster healthier lives.

Why Earn Your Population Health Certificate Online With Walden?

  • Gain a strong foundation for the future: Place yourself at the forefront of the changing healthcare field. Acquire the skills to guide your organization toward improved clinical and economic outcomes.
  • Open new doors in your career: Build your credibility—and expand your opportunities—by learning the skills to transform the healthcare delivery system.
  • Earn a career-enhancing credential: Walden’s population health certificate is made for busy working professionals like you. Earn your certificate while continuing to work full time.

      Advance Your Healthcare Expertise

      The healthcare landscape is undergoing a transformative shift. Stay on the cutting edge with Walden’s online population health certificate program. Explore the foundations of population health, including socioeconomic determinants of disease, data analytics, and preventive interventions. Gain the skills you need to transform your organization based on the principles of population health.


Completion Requirements

  • 20 quarter credits

This sequence represents the minimum credits required for program completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of the number of your transfer credits Walden would accept, call an Enrollment Specialist at 855-646-5286.


Course Code Title Credits
MMHA 6510

Essentials of the U.S. Healthcare Delivery System and Population Health

Students in this course will analyze health and the healthcare systems from a population health perspective. Emphasis includes the role of health education and health administration, workforce, public health foundations, and technological developments in improving health from local, national, and global perspectives. Various approaches used historically to improve population health and health equity in the United States will be explored. Current and emerging U.S. health transformation efforts, including steps to reduce cost and improve prevention strategies, and quality of care will be considered. Students will also consider the provider, payment, and public health perspectives in improving health outcomes and explore various perspectives and trends such as international settings and lessons currently being taken from these settings and developments in the use of technology. Investigation and analysis of the coordination among various stakeholders who play a role in prevention, health, and healthcare systems will be addressed.

(5 cr.)
MMHA 6520

Health Informatics and Population Health Analytics

Students in this course explore health informatics strategies to enhance and promote population health initiatives, new forms of data to be used to measure healthcare delivery, and improve patient outcomes. In this introductory course, participants explore the value propositions for population health clinical integration and the role of analytics, big data, and predictive medicine in supporting a data-driven population health-driven healthcare system.


  • MMHA 6200
  • MMHA 6999

(5 cr.)
MMHA 6530

Disease Prevention and Care Management

Students in this course explore evidence-based population health programs and how they assist in addressing and promoting best practices in disease and preventive care management. In this course, students will learn how population health interventions teach individuals and populations how to manage chronic diseases and take responsibility for understanding how to best care for themselves. Students will also explore health administrator and health educator leadership strategies and interventions to manage and prevent chronic disease.


  • MMHA 6200
  • MMHA 6999

(5 cr.)
MMHA 6540

Population Health Management Applications

Students in this course will apply the skills needed to manage population health programs and initiatives to enhance the health of a defined population. Students focus on health behaviors, public and business influences, health policy, economic forces, and other related healthcare system issues in health promotion and disease prevention.


  • MMHA 6200
  • MMHA 6999

(5 cr.)

Tuition and Fees

Curriculum Component Requirements Cost amount
Tuition 20 quarter credit hours $490 per quarter hour $9,800
Technology Fee Per quarter $160 $320


*This tuition reflects the minimum credit requirement for program completion. Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress, optional specializations added and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of the number of your transfer credits that Walden would accept, call an Enrollment Specialist at 855-646-5286.

Admission Requirements

A bachelor’s degree is required for admission to a graduate certificate program. Exceptions and other requirements may apply, depending on individual programs. Consult your Walden Enrollment Specialist about admission requirements for specific certificate programs. Call 855-646-5286 in the United States or see a list of international toll-free phone numbers.

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