These graduate certificates are offered in a distance-learning format and generally can be completed in three semesters or less. The courses that comprise these certificate programs may be applied to the department's master's degree programs.
The Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics requires the completion of 18 credits. The Health Informatics Certificate provides an opportunity for students to explore the field of health informatics by completing coursework in the foundations of health informatics, medical vocabularies, data analytics, software development, and database methods. The prerequisite to be admitted into the certificate program is demonstrated coursework in statistics, with an emphasis in inferential statistics. For more information about the required coursework, please visit the Health Informatics Certificate webpage.
Applicants must submit:
Official transcripts of all college coursework;
An essay describing work experience and career goals;
Two completed Graduate Recommendations.
Students must possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Applicants with international transcripts or non-citizen status should consult with an Admissions Representative for additional requirements.
A cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 system is required. All prerequisite coursework must be completed with a grade of "C" or above.
Credit toward the degree will be given for courses with a grade of "C" or better; students are expected to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0. A maximum of three graduate semester credits may be transferred from another college or university, if approved by The College of St. Scholastica. The certificate program must be completed within seven years. Credits more than seven years old as of the date of graduation will not count toward the certificate completion.