Advanced Graduate Health Informatics Program

The field of health informatics unites information technology with health care to improve patient safety, maximize operational efficiency, and reduce costs. Students enrolled in the fundamentals of health informatics certificate will gain the knowledge in both health care and information technology to further understand the burgeoning field of health informatics. Students will learn from experts in medicine and health information technology who have been instrumental in driving innovate solutions and establishing national health care informatics standards.



About the Health Informatics Program

Health Informatics Course Schedule

The Health Informatics Course Schedule page provides you with detailed information on the program's offerings.

Health Informatics Faculty

You can find a full listing of our instructors in this certificate program on the Health Informatics Faculty page.

Admission for the Health Informatics Program

Applicants to this certificate program must hold a graduate degree from an accredited U.S. college, university or its foreign equivalent. A competitive graduate record that indicates strong academic ability is required. Work or research experience in clinical, computing or information technology fields is highly desirable but not a requirement for admission.

This certificate program requires prerequisite coursework or knowledge. For more information, view the "additional information" section on the program overview page of your chosen certificate.

A list of admission requirements can be found on our Health Informatics Admission page.

Health Informatics Tuition

Tuition costs can vary for each of our programs. For the most up-to-date information on financial obligations, please visit our Health Informatics Tuition page.

Health Informatics Registration Information

Our Health Informatics Registration Information page outlines important dates and deadlines as well as the process for adding and dropping courses.

Additional Information

This program is intended for people with a graduate degree and some familiarity with medical or health informatics. Applicants wanting a more comprehensive course of study should consider the Master of Science in Health Informatics degree.

Find out more about Northwestern's Health Informatics Program

Health Informatics Course Options

To earn a certificate, students must complete the following six courses.

  • CIS 413 - Telecommunications and Computer Networks
  • CIS 417 - Database Systems Design and Implementation
  • MHI 401 - American Health Care System
  • MHI 402 - Introduction to Clinical Thinking

and any two additional MHI courses.

In some cases, students who have completed equivalent coursework previously may be allowed to replace the required course with another course in the field.

Please note that courses completed in the certificate program cannot be transferred to the corresponding graduate degree.

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