Graduate Certificate

At minimum, the Graduate Certificate must be completed over two semesters.

UNC Charlotte's Health Informatics and Analytics Master's program is designed in conjunction with industry leaders in the field, with the purpose of transforming the quality and efficiency of health care through data. Our unique programs provide students with the skills and knowledge to analyze and transform data into actionable intelligence in the pursuit of a healthier society. Of the two program offerings, the Graduate Certificate is designed to be pursued as a stand-alone credential, or folded into the Master’s degree.

HIA Graduate Certificate Requirements

The Graduate Certificate program comprises 15 graduate credit hours (5 courses) that build foundational and core competencies in Health Informatics and Analytics. Students enrolled in the Certificate follow the same curriculum as the master’s program and can apply at any time to transition into the degree program. Up to 15 credit hours of coursework can be applied to the HIA master’s degree.

  • The GRE/GMAT is not required to apply for the Graduate Certificate
  • 15 graduate credit hours (5 courses)
    • 9 credit hours of required core courses
    • 6 credit hours of elective courses
  • More information about the degree requirements and courses is detailed in the course catalog.
  • At minimum, the certificate must be completed in no less than 2 semesters.
  • ​HIA Graduate Certificate students who plan to pursue a Master's degree in Health Informatics and Analytics
    • HIA Graduate Certificate students who apply to the master’s program with a GPA of 3.0 or higher can request for a GRE/GMAT waiver
    • HIA Graduate Certificate Students who are accepted into the M.S. HIA program may count all of their HIA Graduate Certificate program courses
      with an earned grade of B or better towards their M.S. in Health Informatics and Analytics.

Transfer Credits

Up to six hours of approved coursework may be transferred to satisfy the Master’s degree requirements. Only courses in which the student earned a grade of a B or higher will be accepted.

Graduate credits applied to a previous degree cannot be transferred.