Health Informatics Graduate Certificate

The Health Informatics Graduate Certificate is a 12-credit online certificate in the College of Public Health that focuses on the application of information technology to the healthcare profession in order to create tools and procedures that facilitate the diagnosis and treatment of patients by healthcare practitioners. You’ll gain the hands-on skills necessary for navigating business, ethical and legal issues of electronic health record and health information management systems designed for the healthcare industry. Study the impact of information technology on healthcare business practices and strategy, and investigate ethical and legal aspects of electronic health record systems.

You can complete the certificate entirely online on a part-time basis, finishing the 12 required credits in two years or less. Although you won’t be taking classes on campus, you’ll complete your online coursework and projects in groups with fellow students. You may complete the certificate either as a supplement to your primary graduate degree in the College of Public Health or as an independent program.

Health informatics students collaborating in class

Admissions Information

Process: Complete the graduate information request form, and then fill out Temple’s graduate application form. To apply, you should have a baccalaureate degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. There is no application fee when you apply to the certificate program.

Application Components

  1. Letters of Reference: You should submit two letters of reference from those who know you in a professional capacity, for example a faculty member, supervisor, colleague or coworker with whom you interact professionally. Use this form to submit references.
  2. Transcripts: Submit official transcripts from all credit-bearing courses you’ve taken at colleges and universities. These should be sent directly in a sealed envelope from the original source.
  3. Résumé : Submit a current résumé or CV.

Tuition & Fees

The Graduate Certificate program offers a competitive level of tuition.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency and more. Learn more about our tuition and fees.

These tuition costs apply to the 2017–2018 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $954.00 per credit
Out-of-state: $1,314.00 per credit

Our Advisors

The College of Public Health offers extensive, personalized advising services to students in each department. For graduate students in Health Informatics, the academic coordinator provides program support and can be contacted at

Thomas Martin
Graduate Program Director
Phone: 215-204-1892


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