Certificate in Lean Healthcare Systems

Graduate Certificate in Lean Healthcare Systems (CLHS)

The three-course graduate certificate in Lean Healthcare Systems is a convenient advanced program for healthcare professionals (providers, nurses and administrators in hospitals, emergency departments, operating rooms, clinics, clinical laboratories, radiology laboratories, pharmacies and supply chain) desiring to acquire powerful and practical knowledge of streamlining operations, eliminating waste and increasing value to patients, providers and the enterprise using Lean management. The Certificate delivers modern and comprehensive practical education. No prior knowledge of Lean is required. The program is managed by the faculty of the Healthcare Systems Engineering program. The students who complete the Certificate program with the GPA of "B" or better can apply for re-admission into the Master’s degree program in Healthcare Systems Engineering and have all certificate courses credited towards the Master’s program. 

Admission Requirements

  • Application to Graduate Admissions and a $50 application fee. To apply online, visit http://graduate.lmu.edu.
  • Bachelor’s degree in science and engineering from a U.S. accredited university. Candidate with degrees from U.S. accredited universities in other fields (e.g., psychology, pre-med, business) will be evaluated individually.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 recommended. Lower GPA will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Essay demonstrating passion for a healthcare
  • 2 letters of recommendation

Graduation Requirements

The requirement for the Certificate in Lean Healthcare is 9 semester hours (3 courses at three semester hours each, plus zero semester-hour course HSEG 695).


Plus one Elective to be chosen from:


  • Application deadline for regular students: year-round.
  • Students can be admitted for the Summer Term II only.  
  • HSEG 535 Lean and Six Sigma in Healthcare in Summer Session II.  HSEG 635 and HSEG 695 in Fall semester, and HSEG 696 in Spring semester. 



  • See The Former Graduates Speak
  • Cooperative programs with Kaiser Permanente, highest-ranking US healthcare institution
  • Small student-to-faculty ratio
  • Personal attention and advising
  • Competitive tuition
  • Possibility to complete the Certificate in 10 months
  • Evening and online courses for working professional
  • Great location near LAX; award winning campus overseeing the Pacific Ocean