Public Health Informatics Certificate

  • Programs Offered

    • Certificate
  • Delivery Options

    • Online

    • On-Campus
    • Accelerated
  • Credits

    • 9 credits
  • Timeline

    • One–three semesters

Acquire Skills To Innovate Modern Healthcare

The healthcare industry has witnessed the widespread integration of computing, and the effective handling and extraction of valuable public health data has become crucial. Michigan Tech's Graduate Certificate in Public Health Informatics equips students with essential skills to apply informatics principles in the field of public health. 

This on-campus and online certificate, developed by the Department of Applied Computing's MS in Health Informatics, was developed to provide current Michigan Tech graduate students and clinical and information technology professionals with the tools to reinvent health care. 

Who is This Certificate For?

This certificate is for qualified professionals who want to enhance their skill set and can be a foundation to continue toward a graduate degree. It is also valuable for degree-seeking students looking to develop a concentration that gives them an edge in their career path.

What You Need to Know

Students and professionals in the graduate certificate in public health informatics program acquire knowledge to integrate systems and analyze extensive clinical data sets for the betterment of public health. Learn to showcase the implementation of data solutions that ensure the confidentiality, security, and integrity of large-scale data, with a specific focus on advancing public health.

What is Health Informatics?


Students take two required courses and one elective course over three semesters. For elective courses, students will be able to choose one course from two available options. Candidates with work experience in clinical and information technology environments can also apply.

See complete admissions requirements.

Accelerated Option

Michigan Tech Bachelor's + 1 Semester = Accelerated Graduate Certificate

Current Michigan Tech undergraduates or recent alumni, get started right away. Our accelerated graduate certificates are a fast, affordable way to add graduate credentials to your bachelor's degree in as little as one semester. Be more marketable in your industry or prepare for your master's degree. Explore accelerated certificate options.

Online Option

Accredited Courses, Convenience

Online learning at Michigan Tech provides greater flexibility and can fit around your busy schedule wherever you are. Upgrade or change your career path.


This graduate certificate requires a minimum of 9 total credits. Students may apply the credits earned for this certificate toward a graduate degree at Michigan Tech.


Graduate Director

Guy Hembroff

Graduate Assistant

Margaret Landsparger

Application Process and Admissions Requirements

Applications are reviewed on an individual basis using a holistic approach. Fill out our free graduate application online to apply to any of our programs. Official transcripts and scores are not required for the initial application, although you will need to upload them later.

Accredited by HLC

Michigan Tech has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1928. Our Graduate School offers over 125 certificates, master's, and PhD programs to provide our students and the world with what tomorrow needs.