Graduate Certificate in Health Information Privacy and Security

From malware threats and email fraud to ransomware, healthcare-related cyberattacks are on the rise. The safe and appropriate use and disclosure of health information requires not only an understanding of threats, but also awareness of emerging laws and regulations in privacy and security, ethical codes, and standards. The graduate certificate in Health Information Privacy and Security combines expertise in health information and a focus on essential information security issues. It equips students with the knowledge, skills and abilities highly desirable to organizations seeking guidance to prevent data breaches and ensure compliance with privacy laws and regulations in handling health information.

Course Prerequisites

Students enrolled in courses for the online Graduate Accelerated Programs (GAP) must be registered and pay all tuition, fees, and assessments by the program’s deadline each semester.

Grading Policy

Candidates for the certificate will be expected to complete course requirements with a grade of B (3.0) or better (a grade of B- or lower is not acceptable), and a cumulative B (3.0) GPA across the curriculum.


HCI 513Introduction to Healthcare Informatics3
HCI 564Fundamentals of Data Communications3
HCI 578Healthcare Information Systems Security and Privacy3
Total Hours9