Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics


The objective of this program is to expose students to modern health information technology, including heath data collection, processing and storage.  The primary focus of this program is on electronic medical data generated and stored in health care and public health organizations. Individuals who complete this program will have a solid knowledge of health information technology and systems and electronic health records as well as a solid exposure to the latest medical technologies.


  • Four courses/16 credits
  • Requirements can be fully completed part time on campus or online. Contact the Department for further details at
  • A minimum passing grade for a course in the graduate program is a C (2.0) but an average grade of B (3.0) must be maintained to be in good academic standing and to be eligible for certificate completion.

Certificate Requirements

(four required courses/16 credits)

Classes are available On Campus, Online and in the Blended format.

A minimum passing grade for a course in the graduate program is a C (2.0) but an average grade of B (3.0) must be maintained to be in good academic standing and to earn the certificate.

The Health Informatics program embraces the following mission statement:

The program is designed to prepare IT and health care professionals for careers in the management of health care information systems. Program courses have been developed and taught by faculty with expertise in biomedicine, computer science, biomedical engineering, and health IT.

The program provides students with an interdisciplinary and integrated approach to health care IT, and teaches cutting-edge IT technologies used in the design, implementation, and management of health care IT applications. Students are exposed to modern health information technology, including the collection, processing, storage, communication, and use of health data and information. They are also introduced to the American health care system, biomedical terminology, knowledge hierarchy, medical algorithms, clinical decision-making, data/communication standards, data privacy and security, hospital informatics systems (including electronic health records), the latest developments in health care IT, and the management of IT challenges.

Program Prerequisites

Applicants must have an earned Bachelor’s degree, in any field of study, from a regionally accredited college/university (or the international equivalent) prior to enrollment at MET. Applicants are not required to have a degree in Computer Science for entry to a program within our Computer Science department. Upon review of your application, the department will determine if the completion of prerequisite coursework will be required based on your academic and professional background.

MET HE 100 Medical Terminology Pre-lab
This complimentary lab provides a basic understanding of medical terminology that is necessary for students to advance in Health Informatics studies. This laboratory will help ensure students from non-medical backgrounds have the fundamental knowledge of human anatomy, pathologies associated with it, and medical terminology. These are tools necessary for everybody who will specialize in the BU MET Health Informatics program. Email to be enrolled in this free non-credit lab.


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Related Graduate Degree Programs

Students who are fully accepted into this graduate certificate program and complete all of the required courses with a grade of ‘B’ or better are eligible for full or conditional admission (depending on previous academic background) to the following master degree programs, without reapplication: