College of Health and Human Services
George Mason University
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Health Informatics and Data Analytics, Graduate Certificate

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Janusz Wojtusiak
Associate Professor
Chief, Informatics Program

Janusz Wojtusiak

Program Overview

The health informatics and data analytics certificate prepares clinicians and health care managers, as well as information technology (IT) professionals to develop and manage health information technology systems. Certificate course work stresses the impact of technology on outcomes and quality of health care services. Students in the program can focus on general health informatics or health data analytics.

Interested in an online option? Learn more about 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.

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 impact of technology on 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 and health care managers who want to learn the foundations of information systems, basic technical skills including database design and management, health care data integration and exchange, and management of health information systems; and
  • IT professionals who are new to the health care community and want to learn about the use of IT and health data in clinical and administrative settings.

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