Informatics for public health

Graduate certificate University of Missouri
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Overview

There is growing demand for professionals trained in public health informatics, and a significant shortage of qualified workers for the field. At this time, only a few programs are available in the United States that provide the necessary education and skills. MU’s online IPH graduate certificate provides a unique focus on the knowledge and expertise needed by public health informatics officers, information officers, health care workers and community professionals servicing the public health field. Those currently working full time in a public health capacity, as well as those who aspire to work in the public health field, will find the certificate valuable for their careers.

Quick facts

Official name

Graduate certificate in informatics for public health

Campus

University of Missouri

Program type

Graduate certificate

Academic home

School of Medicine | Department of Health Management and Informatics

Delivery mode

100% online

Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Credit hours

12

Estimated cost

$4,911.00

*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

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Career prospects

Potential careers

  • Public health surveillance informatics specialist
  • Health care administrator
  • Public health analyst
  • Informatics research assistant
  • Clinical analyst
  • Informaticist (population health, geographical, public health)
  • Data scientist
Burning Glass Technologies. 2018. Salary numbers and employment growth numbers are based on models that consider advertised job posting salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and other proprietary and public sources of information for multiple occupations. A sample of selected occupations: Epidemiologist, Health Educator / Coach, Healthcare Administrator, Patient Advocate / Navigator, Policy Analyst, Public Administrator, Social Science Researcher.
15%
Employment growth
Burning Glass Technologies. 2018. Salary numbers and employment growth numbers are based on models that consider advertised job posting salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and other proprietary and public sources of information for multiple occupations. A sample of selected occupations: Epidemiologist, Health Educator / Coach, Healthcare Administrator, Patient Advocate / Navigator, Policy Analyst, Public Administrator, Social Science Researcher.
$80,000
Median salary

Program structure

This program is available 100 percent online. The graduate certificate requires completion of a total of four courses (12 credit hours). Students must complete two required courses and either two core courses or one core course and one elective course. Students typically will complete the program in two to four semesters.

Course work includes

  • Public health informatics
  • Methods in public informatics
  • Health information technology
  • Consumer health informatics
  • Health database management and public health data systems

Delivery

100% online

Calendar system

Semester-based

Typical program length

2 to 4 semesters

Typical course load

Varies if full time or part time

Accreditation

The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the Department of Health Management and Informatics