Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics

Earn your graduate certificate in health informatics online at TWU. Our certificate is designed for those who have a bachelor's degree and come from nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, nutrition science, health systems management, or business.

Program Features

  • Health Informatics Graduate Certificate
    100% online and interactive 
  • Interdisciplinary and collaborative 
  • 15 credits of coursework (5 courses) which can transfer to the MS in Informatics
  • Faculty with expertise in health informatics education, research, and practice
  • Supervised practicums with outstanding academic and community partners
  • Courses covering health data management, health information system management, telehealth, and healthcare data-related regulations aligned with the requirements of ANCC Informatic Nursing Certification (RN-BC) and HIMSS CAHIMS certification
Certificate Plan

Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics

Program Contact

Mikyoung Lee, Ph.D., R.N.

Application Deadlines

Fall - June 15

Admission Requirements

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education, either health sciences or non-health sciences based.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA minimum for all prior course work.
  • Resume.
  • Email addresses for two individuals familiar with your academic capabilities, who can provide letters of recommendation to be requested through and submitted into the application.
  • Statement of Intent
    • Professional Goals
    • Reason for pursuing graduate work, background experience.

How to Apply

Begin by finding your program in TWU's Program, Majors & Degrees listings to see if your program has additional admission requirements and application deadlines prior to applying.  (This information is for all programs. The application deadline for your specific program will be listed in the Program Requirements.  Use that deadline as it applies below.  (Example: if a program only admits once a year and has a Fall deadline for 2023 of March 1, you would need to be looking to apply to the next deadline for Fall 2024.)

  1. Apply online.
    Apply to Graduate Programs according to the start semester and application portals below:
    • Spring 2024 - All programs apply via ApplyTexas EXCEPT applicants to the College of Business, Child Life, or Child Development master's programs or the Child Development and Early Education PhD program who should apply via the TWU Online Graduate Application Portal.
      • Note: When applying through ApplyTexas, you will need to submit any required Documents directly to the program website.
    • Summer & Fall 2024 - All graduate programs apply via the TWU Online Graduate Application Portal. Required documents will be asked for and uploaded into the application.

  2. Pay the application fee.
    The $50 fee, ($75 fee for International applicants), which applies to all new and returning applicants can be paid by:
    • Credit card - Online through the portal you applied on (either ApplyTexas or TWU's Online Graduate Application).
    • Certified check or money order by mail or electronically - payable to TWU, sent by mail to:
      TWU Admissions Processing, 301 Research Circle, Room 220; Denton, Texas 76204
      (include your full name and ID number).
    • Cash (no personal checks) - Pay at the Bursar's Office. After paying, bring the receipt to Admissions Processing (2nd floor of GRB).
    • Fee Waivers - Graduate applicants who are certified McNair Scholars are eligible for a McNair Scholar application Fee waiver. Submit the request using the Application Fee Waiver Submission Form.

  3. Submit transcripts to TWU.
    • Domestic Applicants must submit official transcripts for each college or university attended, both undergraduate and graduate. See the Information on Transcripts website for more details.
    • International Applicants are now required to provide an evaluation prepared by a NACES or AICE member evaluation service. International transcripts should not be sent directly to TWU.  See the International Admission website for more details.

For more information on graduate admissions or to contact an admissions official, visit the Graduate Admissions website.

Students who wish to apply for a Graduate Assistantship must meet the General Criteria for Appointment of Graduate Assistants.


Mikyoung Lee, PhD, RN
Doswell Endowed Chair for Informatics and Health Care Transformation
Program Coordinator 

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For an outstanding opportunity to learn more about health informatics, register for the 2023 Doswell Health Informatics Conference

2023 Doswell Health Informatics Conference

Page last updated 10:23 AM, September 6, 2023