The health informatics and data analytics certificate prepares clinicians and health care managers, as well as information technology (IT) professionals to develop and manage health information technology systems. Certificate course work stresses the impact of technology on outcomes and quality of health care services. Students in the program can focus on general health informatics or health data analytics.
The certificate coursework stresses the impact of technology on outcomes and quality of health care services. The certificate is ideal for two groups of individuals:
Clinicians and health care managers who want to learn the foundations of information systems, basic technical skills including database design and management, health care data integration and exchange, and management of health information systems; and
IT professionals who are new to the health care community and want to learn about the use of IT and health data in clinical and administrative settings.
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Admission to the program is competitive. Applicants are evaluated on the strength of their academic background and any additional evidence of potential success in the program.
Program Admission Standards
If you are currently a graduate student enrolled in a degree program within the College of Health and Human Services, fill out a one-page application form to add a certificate as a secondary program of study. Please review Mason’s requirements for graduate certificates and then contact the Department Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-993-1929 to obtain a copy of the application form.
The following are required to apply to George Mason University if you are not currently a graduate student enrolled in a degree program within the College of Health and Human Services.
One set of official transcripts from all institutions attended. For all degrees obtained outside the U.S., transcripts must be evaluated. View the international transcript submission guidelines for application to Mason graduate programs. In order to expedite the processing of your application, you may upload unofficial transcripts into your application. You will still be required to submit official transcripts to the Office of Graduate Admissions. However, unofficial transcripts are acceptable for admission review. Please review the FAQs regarding transcripts on the university admissions website if you have further questions about transcript submission. Visit Graduate Application Requirements for HAP Programs for more information.
For questions specifically related to the health informatics program, including academics, or to talk with faculty and decide if the program is appropriate for you, please email us email@example.com or contact the program coordinator.