2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    Apr 19, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Health Information Administration Graduate Certificate ►

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College: Community Innovation and Education Degree: CRT
Department: Health Management and Informatics
Program Website: https://ccie.ucf.edu/health-information-administration/

Program Description

Applications to this certificate program are currently suspended for the Spring 2018 semester. 

The Department of Health Management and Informatics offers a Health Information Administration Graduate Certificate program that requires 20 credit hours of graduate coursework. This program is designed to meet the growing demand for highly trained health care information management professionals. Admission is only open to those in the UCF MS in Health Care Informatics program.

Admission is only open to graduates of the UCF MS in Health Care Informatics or students currently admitted to the UCF MS in Health Care Informatics program. Prerequisites in Anatomy and Physiology I and II are required for current students and graduates of the MS-HCI degree program before enrolling in the graduate certificate program. 

The Health Information Administration graduate certificate program is offered online in a distance-learning cohort format for easy access and convenience by working professionals. Applications and admissions are accepted twice per year for fall and spring terms, beginning no earlier than the second year of the student’s Healthcare Informatics MS program (that is, fall of the student’s second year of MS study).

The successful completion of the Health Care Informatics MS and Health Information Administration Graduate Certificate programs enables students to sit for the RHIA (Registered Healthcare Information Administrator) certification examination.

Please note: This program may be completed online, although not all elective options or program prerequisites may be offered online. Newly admitted students choosing to complete this program exclusively via UCF online classes may enroll with a reduction in campus-based fees. See http://ucf.edu/online for more information.

International students (F or J visa) are required to enroll in a full-time course load of 9 credit hours during the fall and spring semesters. Only 3 of the 9 credit hours may be taken in a completely online format. For a detailed listing of enrollment requirements for international students, please visit http://global.ucf.edu/. If you have questions, please consult UCF Global at 407-823-2337.

UCF is not authorized to provide online courses or instruction to students in some states. Refer to State Restrictions for current information.


The Graduate Certificate in Health Information Administration requires 20 credit hours of graduate study in addition to enrollment in the MS in Health Care Informatics program. Courses are offered online as a cohort program with all students completing two courses per semester. All students must take the courses in the prescribed sequence. Visit the program website (see above) for the program cohort schedule.

Total Credit Hours Required: 20 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Master’s Degree


The following prerequisites are required for consideration of admission to the graduate certificate program:

  • Anatomy and Physiology I and II

Cost Per Credit Hour

For the Graduate Certificate in Health Information Administration program, the cost per credit hour is $772.69.*

*Fee is subject to change

Application Requirements

For information on general UCF graduate admissions requirements that apply to all prospective students, please visit the Admissions  section of the Graduate Catalog. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.

In addition to the general UCF graduate application requirements , applicants to this program must provide:

  • One official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from each college/university attended.
  • Goal statement indicating how the RHIA Graduate Certificate will enhance career goals or why the applicant wants to pursue this certification (at least 1 page, doubled-spaced, 12 pt).
  • Résumé (no longer than two pages).
  • Applicants applying to this program who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation and TOEFL scores. Credential evaluations are accepted from World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. only.

Admission to the program is competitive, based on evaluation of the applicant’s abilities, past academic performance, work experience, and the match of the program with career goals. The RHIA Graduate Certificate program accepts the most qualified Masters in HCI students. Not all students who apply may be accepted, even if minimum requirements are met.  Furthermore, personal phone interviews may be used as part of the evaluation process.

Contact Info

Graduate Program

Alice Noblin
Telephone: 407-823-2353
HPA2 210D

Graduate Admissions

Christina Dabrowski
Telephone: 407-823-2766
Millican Hall 230
Online Application
Graduate Admissions

Mailing Address
UCF College of Graduate Studies
Millican Hall 230
PO Box 160112
Orlando, FL 32816-0112

Institution Codes
GRE: 5233
TOEFL: 5233
ETS PPI: 5233

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