Integrated Health Systems, Adv. Crt.

Recommended deadline

Rolling admission

Next start date

May 21, 2018

Cost per credit hour


Credit hours


As health systems change, there is a growing need for professionals who understand how new technology affects patient and medical personnel. Our program will deepen your knowledge of information systems, human-computer interaction, and communication methods in a healthcare setting.

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What you will study: 

You will gain skills that transcend fields through working with faculty in programs such as Computer Science, Communications Studies and Graphic Design. Our program teaches you the skills needed to improve user interaction and communication with health information technology and systems. Learn to develop programs, tools, and ideas that will enhance the exchange of information between people, functions, and facilities, giving you the opportunity, alongside clinicians, to help make healthcare more efficient and better serve all constituencies.

  • HCI 500 - Introduction to Human Computer Interaction, credit: 3
  • HCI 571 - Introduction to Health Information Systems, credit: 3
  • BRC 521 - Social Networks and the Web, credit: 3
  • HCI 691 - HCI Internship, credit: 3

Read full curriculum in the 2017-2018 Graduate Catalog.

For those already working in health institutions, getting this graduate certificate gives students the opportunity for advancement in their workplace.
Dr. Isabelle Bichindaritz, Associate Professor

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Learning outcomes: 

Our program ensures that graduates will be prepared for the growing healthcare market, which needs professionals who understand the psychological, cultural and social changes that come along with adopting new technology. Credits from this program may also be applied towards our Human-Computer Interaction or Biomedical and Health Informatics master’s degree.

User Interface Designer

Health Information Manager

Systems Analyst

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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.