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Career Vision

The graduate certificate in applied health informatics prepares graduates to integrate health, social-behavioral and informatics knowledge to improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities.

Our program prepares graduates for entry- and mid-level positions in hospitals or clinics, electronic health record (EHR) companies, public health organizations and other organizations specializing in knowledge management.

Our graduates also have skills required to enter the growing field of health information exchange, which includes regional health information organizations and the emerging specialization in personal health records.

Information Sessions

Join us online!  These 30-minute sessions will give you an overview of applied health informatics, our certificate and master’s programs, and admission requirements. 

  • Friday, September 15 at 12:00-12:30 pm CT
  • Tuesday, October 17 at 7:00-7:30 pm CT
  • Thursday, November 9 at 12:00-12:30 pm CT

These are online events. Be sure to reserve your spot by emailing

Interprofessional Advantage

Students in our program come from varied backgrounds and contribute a wide range of experiences. Although previous health care experience is preferred, it is not required. Just as students bring a breadth of experiences to the program so, too, do our faculty.

Designed and delivered by faculty from across the disciplines of informatics, nursing, health policy and management, public health and project management, curriculum in our certificate program offers an interprofessional advantage. Students acquire diverse skills in health informatics, as well as impact evaluation, project management and organizational change.

From Certificate to Master's Degree

After earning your health informatics certificate, you can choose to enter KU's master's degree in health informatics program. All certificate courses will count toward master's degree requirements.

Program Format

The graduate certificate is comprised of 17 total credit hours. To learn more about coursework, please visit the curriculum page. All courses can be completed online, except for practicum, which is completed at a location near the student.

KU Center for Health Informatics

KU Center for Health Informatics
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Mailstop 4043

Kansas City, KS 66160