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Health Informatics (Graduate Certificate)

Learn to turn data into meaningful healthcare decisions with an Online Certificate in Health Informatics.
Prepare to leverage data and technology to improve the ways you serve and care for your communities. Our online certificate program provides an introduction to the rising field of health informatics, giving you a broad, interdisciplinary understanding of informatics and analytics within healthcare. You will learn how to use biomedical data to improve decision-making, and enhance the way we generate, store, retrieve, use and manage health data.

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Joy Doll, OTD, OTR/L, Associate Professor and Program Director

“Our goal for Creighton Health Informatics graduates is to be solution-oriented, grounded in ethics, and prepared for the many opportunities and challenges of today and tomorrow’s healthcare industry related to health data and technology.”

Program Goals and Curriculum

The online graduate certificate in Health Informatics program is ideal for individuals who want to use data and technology to contribute to the betterment of humanity and who desire the flexibility of an online master’s program.

To earn this certificate, you must complete 12 credit hours:

  • HIF 601 Introduction to Health Informatics
  • HIF 785 Leadership and Business Principles for Health Informatics
  • HIF 710 Systems Analysis and Design
  • Elective from list of approved Health Informatics electives
    • HIF 655 Machine Learning in Health Informatics
    • HIF 755 Generative AI in Health Informatics
    • MPH 633 Health Economics and Finance
    • MPH 601 Organization and Management of Public Health Services
    • MPH 608 Health Communication and Informatics
    • MSL 626 Failing and Failure in Leadership
    • MPH 605 Epidemiology
    • MPH 707 Introduction to Mixed Methods
    • BIA 742 Predictive Analytics
    • BIA 746 Applications of Optimization Modeling
    • BIA 772 Data Visual Analysis and Visualization

Master’s Options

Credits earned for the certificate in Health Informatics can be applied toward a Master of Science in Health Informatics degree (36 credit hours).

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Official transcripts from all educational institutions attended
  • Personal statement that describes your professional goals and how this degree will help you reach them (approx. 500 words)
  • Three letters of recommendation from faculty or a workplace supervisor

International students are welcomed into this program and F-1 visas may be supported upon admission, depending on a student’s choice of program format.

International applicants must:

  • Meet English language proficiency requirements
  • Complete and submit a Certification of Available Finances Form through the Global Engagement Office if admitted

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition rates change in the fall of each year. Visit our financial aid site for more details.

Financial Aid

To help make your graduate studies at Creighton University more affordable, we offer a variety of financial aid options. No matter what financial aid you choose, you'll need to start by completing the FAFSA.

Dates & Deadlines

The information below details the enrollment deadlines and starting dates of courses for the current academic year. If you have any questions about dates, deadlines or application materials, please contact an admissions advisor for personalized assistance.

Rolling admission: Once your application is submitted and reviewed, we'll work with you to get you enrolled in the next available class.

Start classes in:

  • August
  • January
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