Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Clinical Informatics Program

Applications for the 2024-2025 academic year will be accepted from September 1, 2023 through April 7, 2024. Click here to create an account and apply.

The program consists of seven 3 credit courses, one of which is the practicum. The entire program can be completed 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. While experience in health IT itself is a higher priority, consideration will be given to experience in IT or related fields, other than health.

This program does not require the GRE.

Using the online application portal, applicants must provide official transcripts, a statement of purpose, 2 letters of recommendation and a CV.

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. 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.

Curricular Requirements

Quarter 1
Quarter 2
Quarter 3
Quarter 4

**The practicum can also be initiated in other quarters.

Students in the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Clinical Informatics currently should consult state guidelines for online practicums or other state-specific guidelines. Students should also consult Title IV guidelines provided here Gainful employment disclosure.

PLEASE NOTE THE DROP/ADD DATES FOR THE 2023/24 ACADEMIC YEAR

Date for withdrawal from a masters or certificate program with full refund is September 11, 2023, based on two weeks from start of classes.