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Health Informatics & Management Graduate Certificate

Graduate Certificate Programs in Health Informatics and Health Service Management

HIM Certificate Requirements

The Health Information Management program offers four-course Graduate Certificates in two different areas:

Many students complete one of these Certificates before seeking admission to the Health Information Management Master’s degree program, as the Certificate courses are accepted as credits toward the Master’s degree. 

UMass Lowell is one of the largest accredited online education providers in New England. As developed under a blended learning grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and its Sloan-C initiative, the HIM program offers graduate studies in an online format, providing a more accessible program of study for busy healthcare and IT professionals.

Admission Requirements

  1. Official transcript indicating graduation from an accredited baccalaureate institution.
  2. A one-page statement of purpose indicating career plans, interests and objectives in pursuing a graduate degree.
  3. A professional resume.
  4. TOEFL scores must be submitted if a citizen of a non-English speaking country and have not earned an academic degree in the United States (Minimum Score: 79).

Although a background in health is not required for admission, applicants with significant health industry experience are given preference when program capacity is limited. For other applicants, one’s academic record and professional work experience are especially important. Applications can be submitted and evaluated at any time. We nevertheless recommend that those seeking admission for the Fall semester have applications complete by May 15, and that those seeking admission for the Spring semester have applications complete by December 15. All application materials go to Graduate Admissions.

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The Management Certificate is offered primarily as a continuing education opportunity for health industry professionals interested in pursuing career advancement. It teaches core skills required in healthcare service management and helps students gauge interest and prospects for continuing with a full 12-course MS HIM program.

Required Courses:

Elective Courses (choose two):

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The Health Informatics Certificate is primarily meant to provide healthcare professionals with the requisite skills and understanding required to support health IT initiatives of the workplace.

Required Courses:

Elective Courses (choose two):

For General Questions

Sandra Guy 
Department of Public Health
Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences
Phone: 978-934-5437

updated 2/23/24