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 are now accepting applications for the class entering in the fall of 2015 through February 15, 2015. 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. 

410-502-3768 kwinny@jhmi.edu 

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 $20,034 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, 1830 East Monument Street, Ste. 2-107, Baltimore, MD 21287. The transcript envelope must be sealed and stamped on arrival at the OGSA office. Transcripts addressed to the student can not be accepted even if they are sent to the OGSA 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.

 

PLEASE NOTE THE ADD/DROP DATES FOR THE 2014/15 ACADEMIC YEAR:

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


Quarter 2,  October 27 – December 19, 2014
Last day to drop, November 7, 2014 by 5:00 pm


Quarter 3,  January 20 – March 13, 2015
Last Day to drop, February 2, 2015 by 5:00 pm


Quarter 4March 23 – May 15, 2015
Last day to drop, April 7, 2015 by 5:00 pm


Summer,  May 18 - August 14, 2015
Last day to drop, May 29, 2015 by 5:00 p
m

Students needing to withdraw from the program must do so by the Quarter 1 Add/Drop Deadline to get a full tuition refund. 

Program Integrity Rules – Gainful Employment

 JHU Certificate Program Disclosure Form

Certificate Program: POST BACCALAUREATE CERTIFICATE IN CLINICAL INFORMATIC

School: MEDICINE

1.

Occupations, by name and SOC Code, for which the program prepares students, including links to O*NET occupational profiles (provide all that apply)

   

   

 

  

 

2.

Costs of Program Completion

   19,383

 

a.

Tuition & Fees

   19,383

 

b.

Books & Supplies (if not included in tuition/fees)

   100,00

 

c.

Room & Board

(if applicable)

   N/A

3.

On-time Completion Rate[1]

   100%

4.

Job Placement Rate[2]

    NOT REQUIRED

5.

Median Loan Debt upon Program Completion[3]

 

 

a.

Title IV debt

   

 

b.

Private Educational Loan debt

   N/A

 

c.

Institutional Financing debt

   N/A


[1] The on-time completion rate is calculated by (1) Determining the number of students who completed the program during the most recently completed award year; (2) Determining the number of students in step (1) who completed the program within “normal time”; and (3) Dividing the number of students who completed within normal time in step (2) by the total number of completers in step (1) and multiplying by 100.  “Normal time” is the amount of time necessary to complete all program requirements as specified in the institutional catalog. Students who transfer into the certificate program from another school must complete the program within normal time beginning on the date they begin the program, regardless of transfer credits.  Students who change into the certificate program from another program in the same institution must complete the program within normal time beginning on the date the student entered the previous program.

 

[2] Please disclose the placement rate for each program as required by its accrediting agency or other approval agency, and state the relevant agency. For each rate provided, describe how job placement was measured (define students included in cohort, define “placement,” define placement timing, and list documentation for verifying and supporting placement. 

 

[3] When calculating median loan debt, a student who completes a certificate program and continues his/her education at the same institution or at another institution is considered to be in an “in-school status” and the student’s loan debt will not be used in the certificate program’s median loan debt calculation until the student completes a higher credentialed program or stops attending.