Prepare to enter the rapidly-growing health care analytics profession with a graduate certificate in Health Care Informatics from the University of Mary.

Our 12-credit, 20-weeks certificate program will help you understand how to combine nursing science, computer science, and information analytics to improve patient outcomes, improve quality of care, and inform clinical decision-making.

Take the First Step

Get in touch with any questions or submit the simple application for admission.
We will assist you every step of the way toward acceptance so you can enroll and begin your classes!

At a Glance

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Program Length

12 credits/4 courses/20 weeks


  • Online

Tuition per Credit


Is This the Degree For Me?

Who It’s For

  • Health care professionals interested in learning how to use data in order to improve decision-making and patient outcomes
  • Professionals who want to take a step toward earning an MSN with a Health Informatics specialization
  • Anyone interested in the ways data collection and analysis can improve health care

Career Paths

  • Nurse Informaticist
  • Health Care Administrator
  • Health Informaticist
  • Health Care Analyst
  • Health Informatics Director
  • Hospital IT Director
  • Informatics Consultant

What You’ll Learn

  • Principles of information management in clinical and non-clinical settings.
  • Best practices for utilizing informatics, information systems, and evidence-based management.
  • Common moral and ethical dilemmas associated with new technologies and their application in a health care setting.
  • Human-computer interface (HCI) and user experience (UX) principles and how to apply those principles when creating new products and services for the health care industry.
  • How informatics technology can empower patients, enhance clinical decision-making, and influence patient outcomes.

Program Details

Program Information

Please visit our catalog for admission requirements and a full list of our courses.

Your first step is to get in touch with any questions or submit the simple application for admission. We will assist you every step of the way toward acceptance so you can enroll and begin your classes!

If you are serving or have served our country, we sincerely thank you. Our military services office is here to work closely with active duty, retired, reserve, and eligible family members qualified for military benefits. Learn how we can help you with the application process and review the benefits you have earned.

For a full list of fees, visit our Tuition and Fees page.

The University of Mary is committed to putting your educational goals within reach. Learn what scholarships you qualify for.

The following will be needed when you have applied for admission so we can get you accepted into the certificate program:

  • Official transcripts
    • Attended the University of Mary before? Then we’ll get your Mary transcript for you!
    • At most other schools, you can request transcripts by going to the National Student Clearinghouse or by contacting the registrar’s office.
    • Have your transcripts sent to:
      Office of Admissions
      University of Mary
      7500 University Drive
      Bismarck, ND 58504
    • Or request to send electronic transcripts to

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