Health Informatics and Data Analytics, Graduate Certificate

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Janusz Wojtusiak
Associate Professor
Director, Programs in Health Informatics

The health informatics and data analytics certificate prepares clinicians and health care managers, as well as information technology (IT) professionals in highly specialized data science skills applied in health. Certificate course work stresses the impact of technology and data science on modeling outcomes and quality of health care services. Students learn data science, statistical, artificial intelligence and related methods in the context of Electronic Health Records (EHR) data, medical claims data, as well as public and population health data.

Interested in the on-campus optionApply to the On-Campus Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics and Data Analytics through Mason's admissions website. 

Interested in the online option? Learn more or apply to the Online Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics and Data Analytics.

Curriculum Information

The program curriculum, including short descriptions of the required courses, is available in George Mason's University Catalog.

Students enrolled in other Mason graduate programs can “double-count” credits in the certificate program and their degree program as long as there is an overlap.

This certificate qualifies for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.  For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit the Gainful Employment Disclosure Template.


The certificate coursework stresses the use of data analytics to model outcomes and quality of health care services. It is typically pursued by individuals who already have an advanced degree and don't need to pursue a full MS in health informatics. Many students enrolled in other Mason graduate programs enroll in the certificate in addition to their primary area of study.

The certificate is ideal for two groups of individuals:

  • Clinicians, health care managers and population health individuals who want to learn data science, machine learning, and analytics skills applied in their areas of expertise.
  • IT professionals who are new to the health care community and want to learn about specifics of health data and health analytics.

Want to earn your Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics and Data Analytics on your own schedule? Learn more about our online certificate program.