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Health Information Technology

Advanced Certificate (post-baccalaureate)

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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.

Quick Facts

Rolling Admission Apply Anytime

You Can Start Fall, Spring or Summer

Delivery Option Online

Cost Per Credit Hour $471

Credit Hours 15

Estimated Completion Time 1 Year


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 health information technology post-baccalaureate advanced certificate.

Health Information Technology: Program Introduction

Introduction Video
Program Director: Dr. Isabelle Bichindaritz

An Interdisciplinary Approach

Addressing the technological challenges of tomorrow cannot be done in isolation. With this in mind, the graduate certificate in Integrated Health Systems takes a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach, comprising areas as diverse as information science, human-computer interaction, and health informatics.


Our partnerships with leading area health care organizations such as Upstate Medical Center, MedTech, Welch Allyn and the Veterans 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.

Career Opportunities

  • Health information technician
  • Network security
  • Data integrity specialist

I was interested in the healthcare field, but not necessarily working directly with patients. The Health Information Technology Certificate allowed me to pursue research in the areas I was interested in, enabling me to work directly with the assessment of local healthcare facilities.

Program Resources

Information Sessions

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Diversity Graduate Fellowship Program

Prospective students may be eligible for an award which includes an annual stipend, in addition to fully-paid tuition for full-time study.

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More than 120 Graduate Assistantships Offered

Assistantships provide an opportunity to gain experience through professional work on campus.

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in total awards given every year to our graduate students

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Admission Requirements

Official transcript
Submit official transcripts confirming your bachelor’s or master’s degree/advanced certificate. This includes graduate-level coursework or post-baccalaureate degree/certificate. U.S. transcripts must be sent directly from the granting institution (electronic or mail). All international transcripts require verification via a World Education Services (WES) credit evaluation. If you are a SUNY Oswego alum, your official transcript will be automatically requested after entering your student ID and identifying SUNY Oswego as your school on the application upon submitting your application.
Statement of purpose

In 500 words or less, describe your personal achievements relating to your academic interests, and detail your educational and professional objectives with reasoning for applying to SUNY Oswego. This statement will help the review team better understand and evaluate your application.


Include a professional resume or curriculum vitae 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. We will send an email request directly to the references on your behalf. These references should be able to speak to your character, work ethic and abilities. 

Application fee

Prospective students are charged a non-refundable $65 fee for processing the application.

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