Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Clinical Informatics

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

We will begin accepting applications for the class entering the fall of 2015 in late August 2014. Please read the program requirements and application instructions carefully and feel free to  contact Kersti Winny, Academic Programs Administrator, if you have any further questions. 


Prospective students from AR, IA, MN, and WI should be aware of state-specific information for online programs.

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, Ste. 2-107, 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.

Tuition for the 21 Credit Post Baccalaureate Certificate for students not admitted or matriculated into a Johns Hopkins degree program will be $20,706 in the 2014-2015 academic year. Information for financial aid can be found here.

To complete the application follow this link.

Important Transcript Information

It is the policy of the School of Medicine Registrar that new students have a complete set of original  transcripts on file prior to matriculation showing the degree awarded and date. An official transcript is one that is addressed to the Office of Graduate Student Affairs and sent directly from the granting institution to Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Office of Graduate Student Affairs,

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Registrar’s Office
733 N. Broadway Street, Suite 147
Edward D. Miller Research Building
Baltimore, MD  21205

If the student’s undergraduate institution uses a secure electronic transcript service, notifications should be sent to:


The transcript envelope must be sealed and stamped on arrival at the Registrar’s office. Transcripts addressed to the student cannot be accepted even if they are sent to the Registrar’s office address above.

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 15, 2014, based on two weeks from start of classes.

Quarter 1, September 2 – October 24, 2014
September 12, 2014 by 5:00 pm Last day to drop course/program with full refund

Quarter 2, October 27 – December 19, 2014
Last day to drop, November 7, 2014

Quarter 3, January 20 – March 13 2015
Last Day to drop, February 2, 2015

Quarter 4, March 23 – May 15, 2015
Last day to drop, April 7, 2015

Summer May 18, 2015 - August 14, 2015

Last day to drop, May 29, 2015


In accordance with US Department of Education regulations, the JHU School of Medicine is required to disclose graduation rate data, median loan debt data, and other select information for all Title IV eligible gainful employment programs. To see the most recent data available for this gainful employment program, please view the attached disclosure.