Health Information Technology, Adv. Crt.

Recommended deadline

Rolling admission

Next start date

May 21, 2018

Cost per credit hour


Credit hours


Use the newest information technology to improve healthcare and processes through data analytics, and data and information management. Our program is one of the few in New York that addresses the growing demand for the integration of information technology systems in the healthcare industry.

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What you will study: 

Our certificate program offers experiential learning opportunities to study health information technology and the growing importance of digital and electronic health care. SUNY Oswego has a long tradition of high quality programs in Computer and Information Science and Human-Computer Interaction, laying a strong foundation for the establishment and growth of our HIT post-baccalaureate advanced certificate.

  • HCI 529 - Database Management Systems, credit: 3
  • HCI 559 - Data Analytics, credit: 3
  • HCI 571 - Introduction to Health Information Systems, credit: 3
  • HCI 691 - HCI Internship, credit: 3

Read full curriculum in the 2017-2018 Graduate Catalog.

Students want to have a meaningful position and that is exactly what they find in the HIT certificate because it’s definitely IT related, but in a role of improving health. It’s a very motivating position and career.
Dr. Isabelle Bichindaritz, Associate Professor

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Learning outcomes: 

Our partnerships with leading area health care organizations such as Upstate Medical Center, MedTech, Welch Allyn and the Veteran’s Health Administration can help you turn an internship into a future career. Credits from this program may be applied to a master’s degree in Human- Computer Interaction or Biomedical and Health Informatics.

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Admission Requirements: 
Official transcript
Submit an official transcript showing confirmation of a bachelor's or master’s degree/advanced certificate. This includes any transcripts showing graduate-level coursework or post-baccalaureate degrees/certificates. Official transcripts must be sent directly from granting institution (electronic or mail). If you are a SUNY Oswego alum, your transcript will be automatically requested after entering your student ID and identifying SUNY Oswego as your school on the application.
Purpose statement
Indicate your purpose for applying to SUNY Oswego for graduate education. What inspired you to apply? How will this impact your life? Identify any particular interests within the program area, discuss your future career goals, and provide any additional information which may be of help in evaluating your application.
Include a professional resume or CV that includes your academic history, professional background and any accomplishments of note. This document should provide details that support your admittance to the program.
Two letters of recommendation
Indicate two names with valid email addresses. An email request will be sent directly to the references on your behalf. These references should be able to speak to your character, work ethic and abilities. (At least one of these recommendations must be from your school district.)
Application fee
Prospective students are charged a non-refundable $65 fee for processing the application.