Health Information Administration Graduate Certificate

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College : Health and Public Affairs Degree :CRT
Department : Health Management and Informatics Option : N/A
Program Websites :


Applications to this certificate program are currently suspended for the Spring 2018 semester. 

The Department of Health Management and Informatics offers a Health Information Administration Graduate Certificate program that requires 20 credit hours of graduate coursework. This program is designed to meet the growing demand for highly trained health care information management professionals. Admission is only open to those in the UCF MS in Health Care Informatics program.


The Graduate Certificate in Health Information Administration requires 20 credit hours of graduate study in addition to enrollment in the MS in Health Care Informatics program. Courses are offered online as a cohort program with all students completing two courses per semester. All students must take the courses in the prescribed sequence. Visit the program website (see above) for the program cohort schedule.
Total Credit Hours Required:
20 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Master's Degree


The following prerequisites are required for consideration of admission to the graduate certificate program:

  • Anatomy and Physiology I and II

Required Courses—20 Credit Hours

  • HIM 6293 Health Care Coding and Diagnosis (ICD-10) (4 credit hours)
  • HSA 6189 Health Care Procedural Coding and Reimbursement (4 credit hours)
  • HSA 6752 Health Care Analytics (4 credit hours)
  • HSA 6759 Outcomes Management (4 credit hours)
  • HSA 6179 Financial Accounting for Health Care Managers (4 credit hours)

Cost Per Credit Hour

For the Graduate Certificate in Health Information Administration program, the cost per credit hour is $772.69.*

*Fee is subject to change

Application Requirements

For information on general UCF graduate admissions requirements that apply to all prospective students, please visit the Admissions section of the Graduate Catalog. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.

In addition to the general UCF graduate admission requirements, applicants to this program must provide:

  • One official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from each college/university attended.
  • Goal statement indicating how the RHIA Graduate Certificate will enhance career goals or why the applicant wants to pursue this certification (at least 1 page, doubled-spaced, 12 pt).
  • Résumé (no longer than two pages).
  • Applicants applying to this program who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation and TOEFL scores. Credential evaluations are accepted from World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. only.

Admission to the program is competitive, based on evaluation of the applicant’s abilities, past academic performance, work experience, and the match of the program with career goals. The RHIA Graduate Certificate program accepts the most qualified Masters in HCI students. Not all students who apply may be accepted, even if minimum requirements are met.  Furthermore, personal phone interviews may be used as part of the evaluation process.