Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Informatics

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Apply to the online Healthcare Informatics Certificate program today at the College of Computing & Informatics. Please refer to the application deadlines below:

For Winter 2024:

Winter classes start on Monday, January 8, 2024.

  • International Applicants: October 15, 2023
  • U.S. Applicants: November 17, 2023

For Fall 2024:

Fall classes start on Monday, September 23, 2024.

  • International Applicants: June 1, 2024
  • U.S. Applicants: August 27, 2024

Who is the Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Informatics program for?

Drexel College of Computing & Informatics' online Post-Baccalaureate/Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Informatics provides you with an intensive introduction to the evolving field of medical/health informatics and the knowledge and skills necessary to the application of information technology (IT) in the provision of healthcare. This comprehensive certificate program is designed for information professionals, clinical personnel and health care support personnel who want to increase their knowledge of health information technology and management of the complex social and organizational issues surrounding this major change in health care. Students in the healthcare informatics certificate program will also acquire skills in planning and evaluation.

Credits from this certificate can be applied to the online MS in Health Informatics. The MS in Health Informatics program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Drexel CCI is a proud charter member of the American Medical Informatics Association Academic Forum.

Fast Facts

Number of Courses

3 (9 quarter credits)

Credits/full certificate can be applied to create what master’s degrees?

MS Health Informatics; MS Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning; MS Computer Science; MS Computer Security and Privacy; MS Software Engineering; MS Information Systems


1 year


On campus or online

Time Commitment

Full-time or part-time

Aid eligible


Tech experience required?


GRE required?



IMPORTANT NOTE: Drexel operates on the quarter, not semester, system, offering classes during four 10-week terms throughout the year. 

This curriculum includes:

  • One required course
  • Two elective courses to customize the certificate

Please visit Drexel’s Course Catalog for a full description of each required and elective course for this program. You can also find a sample Plan of Study for the certificate.

Admissions Requirements

  • A completed application for the online format.
  • A four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or an equivalent international institution.
  • A GPA of 3.0 or higher, in a completed degree program, bachelor’s degree or above.
  • Official final transcripts from ALL Colleges/Universities attended. Please note: For students who have attended an institution outside of the US, it is highly recommended to submit a NACES approved course-by-course transcript evaluation (i.e., WES) for expedited review of your application. This approved evaluation will take the place of the transcript requirement to complete your application.
  • One letter of recommendation required, two recommended (academic, professional, or both).
  • Essay/Statement of Purpose (approximately 500 words).
  • Current Resume.
  • Pre-requisites for all graduate level programs: computer requirements and skills.
  • Additional requirements for International Students.

Please visit our Graduate Admissions page for all deadlines.

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