Security and Privacy in Healthcare Certificate

  • Programs Offered

    • Certificate
  • Delivery Options

    • Online

    • On-Campus
    • Accelerated
  • Credits

    • 9 credits
  • Timeline

    • One–three semesters

Securing Health Data

Health care security professionals secure and protect health information through an interdisciplinary combination of medical compliance and interoperability, as well as through security and privacy concepts, methods, and tools. The health care industry relies on technology and its connection to the internet. Disrupted systems–whether intentionally or accidentally–can jeopardize patient safety, privacy, and health outcomes and lead to a rise in health care costs. Protecting patient data, stored or in transit, is critical. With an on-campus and online certificate in Security and Privacy in Healthcare you are what tomorrow needs.

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

With a graduate certificate in Security and Privacy in Healthcare, students will gain the skills to secure and protect health information, comply with state and federal health care data regulations, ensure interoperability in the exchange of health care data, and ensure health care systems are capable of successfully adopting new technologies to improve the quality and efficiency of patient care.


There are no prerequisites to enroll in this certificate program. 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.

Prospective students can earn graduate certificate in Security and Privacy in Healthcare fully online.


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

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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.