IBHE-Approved Certificate in Health Informatics

Admission Requirements

In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirements, applicants must meet the following program requirements:

  • Prior Degrees At minimum, a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution that is equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s and a master’s or professional degree from any accredited graduate program is required. For those with an MBA, the degree must be granted either by UIC or another school accredited by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
  • Transcripts An official transcript sent in a signed, sealed envelope from each postsecondary institution attended.
  • Grade Point Average At least 3.00/4.00 for the terminal degree work.
  • Minimum English Competency Test Score
    • TOEFL Applicants taking the iBT Test must have a minimum score of 95, with subscores of Reading 24, Listening 22, Speaking 24, and Writing 24. Applicants taking the revised Paper-Delivered Test must have a minimum score of 60, with subscores of Reading 19, Listening 17, Writing 21, OR,
    • IELTS 7.0, with subscores of 6.5 for all four subscores, OR,
    • PTE-Academic 54, with subscores of Reading 51, Listening 51, Speaking 53, and Writing 56.
  • Personal Statement The statement should address questions on the form provided in the application.
  • Resume Applicant should submit a resume that highlights education and work experience (applicant should have at least two years of work experience in industries that can directly translate to health informatics, such as healthcare, IT, health information management, consulting, or law. This excludes academic student jobs).
  • Deadlines Application deadlines for this program are listed on the Graduate College website.

Degree Requirements

In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirements, students must meet the following program requirements:

Prerequisites
This certificate requires completion of the following prerequisite courses (or equivalent course work or professional experience). These courses are most typically taken upon admission to the certificate program.
Foundations of Health Information Management
Medical Terminology for Health Information Management
Introduction to Health Informatics
  • Minimum Semester Hours Required 24.
  • Coursework
Required Courses
Health Care Data
Information Sources in Biomedical & Health Information Sciences
Health Care Information Systems
Management of Health Care Communication Systems
Health Information Systems Analysis and Design
Social and Organizational Issues in Health Informatics
Topics in Health Informatics
Electives
Choice of electives to reach the minimum 24 hours should be guided, in consultation with the advisor, by the area of interest and the student's professional experience.
Healthcare Data Security and Cybersecurity Foundations
Knowledge Management in Healthcare Organizations
Consumer Health Informatics
Transforming Healthcare using Business Intelligence and Predictive Analytics
Health Care Project Management
Leadership Development in Health Informatics
Health Informatics Business Intelligence Tools and Application