Post- Baccalaureate Certificate in Clinical Informatics Program

*The 10,000 tuition subsidy from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT is no longer available*

Applications for the 2020-2021 academic year will be accepted from September 1, 2019 through January 15, 2020. (The application is made available through this Johns Hopkins School of Medicine link.)

If you are interested in taking individual courses offered by our Division under special student status, please contact Kersti Winny at  or 410-502-3768.

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Clinical Informatics: Students currently cannot conduct externship activities in Kentucky, Massachusetts or North Carolina. For more information, please contact an admissions representative. Students should be aware of additional state-specific information for online programs and Title IV Gainful employment disclosure.

Sponsoring Department

Division of Health Sciences Informatics
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

The program consists of seven 3 credit courses, one of which is the practicum, all offered on a quarterly basis. The entire program can be taken remotely; there is no need to be in or near Baltimore.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of the Clinical Informatics Certificate Program, students will be able to:

  • Support or lead development of strategic direction for health information within the clinical enterprise
  • Participate in or lead development of clinical knowledge management tools
  • Support or lead the health IT systems development, procurement, and implementation process
  • Support or lead evaluation of health information systems and applications
  • Represent the enterprise’s interest in the national health IT debates, and particularizes that debate to meet local needs

Intended Audience

  • Clinicians (physicians, nurses, dentists, doctors of osteopathy)
  • Health specialists, including librarians and information managers seeking health IT skills.
  • Programmers/software engineers seeking health IT skills.

Admissions Criteria

Applicants should have one of the following three qualifications:

  • A previous master's or health-professional degree from an accredited college or university.
  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university in a field relevant to Health IT, plus 3 years of experience in a field relevant to health IT.  While experience in health IT itself is a higher priority, consideration will be given to experience in IT or related fields, other than health.
  • An undergraduate degree in a field relevant to Health IT  from an accredited college or university and 1 year of experience in a field relevant to Health IT,  plus the GRE in the past 3 years. While experience in health IT itself is a higher priority, consideration will be given to experience in IT or related fields, other than health.

All applicants must provide official transcripts, a statement of purpose, 2 letters of recommendation and a CV. These, and any other supporting documents should be sent to the Office of Graduate Student Affairs, 1830 East Monument Street, Suite 620, Baltimore, MD 21287.

Students not already matriculated in a degree program at Johns Hopkins are referred to as special students, and should submit their applications and supporting documents through the School of Medicine.

Students matriculated at Johns Hopkins must apply for the Post Baccalaureate Certificate no later than two terms prior to their expected Post Baccalaureate Certificate completion date.

Johns Hopkins faculty, staff, and non-degree-seeking students may apply at any time through the School of Medicine.

Online students are charged per credit and pay at the time of course registration. To register, please follow this link: Information for financial aid can be found here.

Part-time students who qualify for financial aid as citizens or permanent residents of the United States must also be registered for a minimum of 5 credits combined in quarter 1 and quarter 2, and a minimum of 5 credits combined in quarter 3 and quarter 4.

To complete the application follow this link.

Important Transcript Information

Transcripts can be uploaded to the online application for review. Official transcripts will be required for applicants who receive an offer or accept an offer of admission. Official transcripts from accepted applicants should be directed to the Office of Graduate Student Affairs and

Curricular Requirements

Clinical Informatics/Health IT Domain Subspecialist
Admission Requirements
  • Terminal clinical degree
  • Graduate degree in a related discipline
Quarter 1
Quarter 2
Quarter 3
Quarter 4



Date for withdrawal from a masters or certificate program with full refund is September 13, 2019, based on two weeks from start of classes.

Quarter 1 September 3 – October 25, 2019
Drop date – September 13, 2019
Quarter 2 October 28 – December 20, 2019
Drop date – November 10, 2019
Quarter 3 January 21 – March 13, 2020
Drop date – January 31, 2020
Quarter 4 March 23 – May 15, 2020
Drop date – April 3, 2020
Summer July 1- August 23, 2020
Drop date – July 12, 2020