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.  All IPH courses are offered in a 100% online format.  


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

Required Core Courses
HMI 7431Foundation of Public Health Informatics 3
HMI 8545Methods in Public Health Informatics *3
or HMI 8450 Methods of Health Services Research
HMI 7432Applied Public Health Research and Evaluation3
HMI 7436Telehealth3
HMI 7566Health Informatics Ethics3
HMI 7580Project Management3
HMI 8565Health Care Ethics3
HMI 8610Consumer Health Informatics3
P_HLTH 8470GIS for Public Health3

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
HMI 74313HMI 86103
HMI 74353HMI 85453
 6 6
Total Credits: 12

Sample Plan of Study #2

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

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Lhakpa Diki Lama