Graduate Certificate Application Materials and Process

Health Informatics Graduate Certificate
Non-degree (post-baccalaureate) students apply to the Graduate Certificate Program in Health Informatics by completing and submitting the Graduate Studies online application. The application and admission requirements include:

  • A minimum of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  • Official transcripts sent directly from each university or college attended
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • A personal essay that (a) outlines the applicant's professional plans and career objectives, (b) explains how educational, work, or other experiences led to the decision to pursue a graduate certificate in health informatics, and (c) includes specific issues and challenges in health care that are of strong personal interest
  • A grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) for the last 60 hours of undergraduate or graduate coursework
  • Two letters of recommendation from professional colleagues
  • International students whose native language is not English must submit test scores from TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) of at least 550 on the paper-based version, 215 on the computer-based version, or 100 on the internet-based version
  • Application fee of $65 for domestic applicants and $90 for nonresident international applicants
  • If one or more elements of an application for admission fall short of the above standards (e.g., GPA is less than 3.0), then the Admissions Committee may approve "Conditional Acceptance" into the graduate certificate program
  • An interview (either on-campus or by telephone) with program faculty may be requested
  • Standardized test scores, such as the GRE, are not required for non-degree graduate applicants.

Health Ethics Graduate Certificate
Non-degree (post-baccalaureate) students apply to the Graduate Certificate Program in Health Ethics by completing and submitting the Graduate Studies online application. The application and admission requirements include:

  • A minimum of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
  • Official transcripts sent directly from each university or college attended.
  • A GPA of 3.0 or better for all undergraduate and graduate coursework.
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • A personal essay that (a) outlines the applicant's professional plans and career objectives, (b) explains how educational, work, or other experiences led to the decision to pursue a graduate certificate in health ethics, and (c) includes specific issues and challenges in health care that are of strong personal interest.
  • Two letters of recommendation from professional colleagues.
  • International students whose native language is not English must submit test scores from TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) of at least 550 on the paper-based version, 215 on the computer-based version, or 100 on the internet-based version.
  • We do not discourage applications from potential applicants who fall short in one or more elements of the above standards but who believe they have the skills and motivation to do well in health ethics courses. At the discretion of the Admissions Committee, the applicant may be granted "Conditional Acceptance" into the graduate certificate program.
  • Application fee of $65 for domestic applicants and $90 for nonresident international applicants.
  • An interview (either on-campus or by telephone) with program faculty may be requested.
  • Standardized test scores, such as the GRE, are not required for admission to the Health Ethics Certificate program.