Graduate Certificate- On Campus

HIA Graduate Certificate- On-Campus Program

UNC Charlotte's Health Informatics and Analytics program was designed in consultation 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. Courses are offered in the evening, and the program can be pursued as a part or full-time enrolled student.  The GRE/GMAT is not required to apply for the Graduate Certificate.

Plan of Study

The on-campus HIA Graduate Certificate is comprised of 15 credit hours/5 courses that build foundational and core competencies in Health Informatics and Analytics. The Graduate Certificate is designed to be pursued as a stand-alone credential, or folded into the Master’s degree.   The core classes are:

  • Introduction to US Healthcare Systems- HADM 6100
  • Introduction to Programming - HCIP 5376
  • Introduction to Health Informatics - HCIP 6380
  • Healthcare Data Analysis - HCIP 6102
  • Databases Systems for Data Scientists - HCIP 6160

Admission Requirements

In addition to the general requirements for admission to UNC Charlotte's Graduate School, the following are required for the Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics and Analytics:

  • A bachelor’s degree, or its equivalent, from a regionally accredited college or university in computer sciences, health sciences, information systems, or a closely related field to Health Informatics and Analytics.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75 (based on a 4.0 scale) on all previous coursework completed beyond high school
  • An online application through the Graduate School’s application system
  • A statement of purpose
  • Unofficial transcripts of all attempted college coursework
  • Optional – Resume or CV

Transferring from the HIA Certificate to the Master's Degree

​HIA Graduate Certificate students who plan to pursue a master's degree in Health Informatics and Analytics can use the Certificate as a starting point.  The curriculum mirrors the core course for the master's degree.  Up to 15 credit hours can be transferred to the master's degree.  

More information about the degree requirements and courses is detailed in the course catalog.