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Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics

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Transition into a new role in health informatics.

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  • Duration 8 months
  • Cost per Credit $757
  • Credit Hours 12

Program Benefits

  • 20.5% projected growth for health information managers and directors through 2029
  • Courses include health data management, the R programming language and systems interoperability
  • 100% online and no application fee
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Urgency Around Health Informatics

Nationwide, healthcare systems are experiencing competing pressures to cut costs and work more efficiently while maintaining patient outcomes. Simultaneously, they’re working to use the vast amount of electronic data generated to improve processes and outcomes of care.

The Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics gives you the opportunity to take the first four courses in our Master of Science in Health Informatics.

These master’s-level courses emphasize both research and a focus on clinical application. The master’s degree in health informatics program is accredited by The Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

That’s where health informatics specialists can help. In the Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics, you’ll learn to use medical systems, software, algorithms and databases to streamline processes, save money and most importantly, improve the patient experience.

Entirely online, you’ll complete this certificate ready to begin your career in health informatics and solve strategic and meaningful world problems in the field of healthcare.

Career Outlook: 20.5% Growth Through 2029

Apply your learning in hospitals, outpatient facilities and clinics, dentists’ offices, public health agencies, occupational and physical therapy clinics, insurance companies and anywhere patient records are stored.

Through 2029, Burning Glass projects positions for health information managers and directors will grow 20.5 percent — more than 4x the national average.1

The median salary for these positions is $66,217, with the top 10 percent earning $104,859 annually.Other notable titles include informatics director, medical information analyst and nurse informaticist.

Career Outlook

Curriculum: Core Informatics Knowledge

The Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics consists of four online courses comprising 12 credit hours.

Through a curriculum emphasizing both theoretical knowledge and practical application, you’ll learn to excel as a health informatics leader and database manager.

Like all The University of Scranton programs, this graduate certificate is founded in Jesuit principles, so you learn to manage patient data with ethics and integrity. 


Program Outcomes: Immediately Transferable

The Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics prepares you to:

  • Know how computers store, access and process data.
  • Use software programs to solve simple but meaningful real-world problems.
  • Be aware of today’s computer security issues, including viruses, spam, phishing and spyware.
  • Pursue general practice in the health informatics field, with an understanding of health data management.
  • Understand computer architecture and organization, programming languages, data structures and algorithm design.
  • Apply knowledge in systems interoperability, information assurance and interfaces and integration.

Once you’ve completed the certificate, you can transfer it directly into our online Master of Science in Health Informatics and continue your studies.

Admission Requirements

To apply for the Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics from The University of Scranton, you’ll need:

  • Completed application
  • 3.0 minimum undergraduate GPA
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or international equivalent
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions
  • Résumé
  • Personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation from academic or professional references

This program does not require work experience or a GMAT or GRE score.

Find more details on our admission requirements page.

Admissions Info

Tuition Details

The Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics at The University of Scranton consists of 12 credit hours and costs $757 per credit hour.

We strive to provide you with an affordable, high-quality education. That’s why we’re ranked a Best Value School, Regional Universities North, by U.S. News & World Report for 2020.

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Faculty: Firsthand Wisdom and Support

In the Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics, you’ll learn from the same top-tier health informatics professionals who teach our master’s program.

Through online lectures and hands-on exercises, they’ll share their wisdom with you firsthand. Work with faculty one-on-one to become the health informatics leader your organization needs.

Faculty at Scranton

Why Learn Online?

Earn a degree without interrupting your career. You’ll be part of an online learning community led by a diverse and expert faculty. Online programs reflect the same rigorous standards as our on-campus programs.

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Financial Aid

Financial aid options are available to help you pay for your education. A personal financial aid counselor will assist you in identifying and taking full advantage of all opportunities.

Financial Aid Details

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question we don’t cover here, request more information or call 866-373-9547.

You can complete the program in just 8 months. To see the curriculum, view our curriculum page.

The online program is designed for professionals who work full-time and is offered part-time with four classes within 12 months. This allows you to achieve a realistic balance between work, school, and personal responsibilities and will enable you to absorb the information in your coursework fully. To see the curriculum, view our curriculum page.

Tuition for the Online Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics is $9,084. You need to complete 12 credits at $757 each. You can review the tuition costs for this program here.

To apply for the program, you must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, along with a 3.0 minimum undergraduate GPA. You must also submit your official transcripts, resume, personal statement, and three letters of recommendation. Students who don’t have a healthcare or technology background must complete prerequisite courses HINF 501 and HINF 502. You can learn more about our admissions requirements here.

You’ll complete four courses to earn the online Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics. You can review courses now.

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