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

Average earning potential for those in heath care informatics.

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 enhance health care delivery systems.

    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.

    We welcome students from various backgrounds, including transfer students from regionally accredited colleges and universities and those with military or career and work experience. 

    How do I show my previous college, military, or work experience?

    • Official transcripts (if applicable) from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 should be submitted directly to the Office of Admissions.

      • Did you graduate from the University of Mary? 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
    • Students with previous career or work experience can earn credits for prior learning.
      • You can choose to test for prior learning credits — we convert your test scores into college credit.
      • You can request a portfolio review for prior learning credits. You’ll assemble documentation to show your experience, which will be reviewed and evaluated by an experienced faculty member.
    • Military experience can count towards a degree.
    • All of our programs require you to fill out the general application form in addition to submitting the application fee and your transcripts.
    • Any program-specific requirements you’ll need to submit in addition to the items listed above can be found in our catalog.

    At the University of Mary, we review every application on an individual basis, ensuring that the materials you submit are evaluated with care and attention. Reach out to us if you have any questions in filling out your application.

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