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College of Architecture and Environmental Design
Health Systems and Facilities Design Graduate Certificate
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Program Overview

The Health Systems and Facilities Designs graduate certificate program enhances students understanding of how building design effects health care issues. Graduates of this program will be able to participate in facility management and design that will maximize efficiency of treatment and quality of patient care in an effort to raise the standard of health care.

Courses from the College of Architecture and Environmental Design, the College of Public Health, and the College of Nursing comprise the program. The program is designed to meet the needs of working professionals who want to have a deeper understanding of health-care design and other drivers of health-care innovations, including public policy, emerging technologies, and what patient-centered care really means from the perspective of patients and families. The program is appropriate for designers, clinicians, project managers, facility managers, nurse administrators and others.

Students are introduced to professionals in many different fields over the course of the program, expanding their horizons as well as their networks. Program courses provide students with background knowledge and also deal with behavioral science and health science, codes and regulatory requirements, existing and emerging technologies, and evidence-based design procedures which aid architects, administrators, planners and health care professionals to better meet the needs of end users — patients, families, and staff.

Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in any field of study
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Résumé or vita
  • English language proficiency - all international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning one of the following:
    • Minimum 550 TOEFL PBT score (paper-based version)
    • Minimum 79 TOEFL IBT score (Internet-based version)
    • Minimum 77 MELAB score
    • Minimum 6.5 IELTS score
    • Minimum 58 PTE score

For more information about graduate admissions, please visit the Graduate Studies website. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission website.

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Tuition and Fees

Ohio Residents Out of State
Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Program Cost Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Program Cost
$536 $1,608 Approximate Cost: $6,400 $546 $1,638 Approximate Cost: $6,500

An additional Distance Learning fee for all students enrolled in a distance learning course is $12 per credit hour. Program tuition and costs are estimated and subject to change.

Actual tuition costs may vary based on a student’s chosen academic plan. For a complete listing of tuition rates for approved online programs please contact the One Stop for Student Services at 330-672-6000, or via our website Contact Us link.

The total program costs are estimates and are not final or binding. Program costs are based on standard fees, but fees may vary based on the actual classes taken.  Kent State University disclaims any liability arising from the use of or reliance upon these program cost estimates by any person.  Program costs are subject to change without notice.

Additional out-of-state surcharge for students enrolled in an online program: All Graduate—All Campuses: $10/hr.


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