Graduate Certificate in Informatics for Public Health

The Graduate Certificate in Informatics for Public Health (IPH) offers to further and meet the growing demand for professional education and development in the field of public health informatics. The certificate provides participants with basic knowledge of issues and application of informatics in areas of public health including surveillance, prevention, preparedness, and health promotion, and competence in evaluating and discovering solutions for the current and future public health informatics challenges.

The IPH Certificate is designed to serve as a stand-alone certificate program for non-degree seeking students, public health care professionals and as an additional option for Master of Health Administration students, Master of Science in Health Informatics students, Master of Public Health students, and other Graduate students. Courses taken for the certificate program are not intended to fulfill the requirements of any current Graduate degree at MU. The IPH can be completed 100% online, however, some courses may be offered only in person.   


Successful completion of the certificate requires a total of 12 credit hours.*

Required Core Courses
HLTH_ADM 7431Foundations of Public Health Informatics 3
HLTH_ADM 8545Methods in Public Health Informatics3
or HLTH_ADM 8450 Methods of Health Services Research
HLTH_ADM 7432Health Database Management and Public Health Data Systems3
HLTH_ADM 7436Telehealth3
HLTH_ADM 7580Project Management for Health Administration3
HLTH_ADM 8460Administration of Health Care Organizations3
HLTH_ADM 8461Managing Human Resources in Health Care Organizations3
HLTH_ADM 8470Strategic Planning and Marketing for Health Care Organizations3
HLTH_ADM 8544Managerial Epidemiology (Population Health Management)3
HLTH_ADM 8571Decision Support Systems for Health Administration3
HLTH_ADM 8573Decision Making for Health Care Organizations3
HLTH_ADM 8575Health Policy and Politics3
P_HLTH 8470GIS for Public Health3
BBME 7566Health Informatics Ethics3

Course not used as a required core course may be used as an elective. 

Semester Plan

Please contact Health Administration in the Department of Health Sciences in the College of Health Sciences for further information about the certificate program and plan of study options. Additional information also available at

Sample Plan of Study #1

First Year
HLTH_ADM 74313HLTH_ADM 75803
HLTH_ADM 74363HLTH_ADM 85453
 6 6
Total Credits: 12

Sample Plan of Study #2

First Year
HLTH_ADM 74313HLTH_ADM 74323
Public Health GIS Elective (in development)3HLTH_ADM 85453
 6 6
Total Credits: 12

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