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Graduate Certificate in Health Information Technology Virginia Tech




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Course info


The healthcare industry is ever evolving. With the adoption of electronic medical records, telemedicine, and the International Classification of Diseases Tenth Edition (ICD-10) migration, there is demand for those with skills in both information technology and the healthcare field. The certificate in Health Information Technology aims to provide competence in patient informatics and the use of evidence based medicine, electronic prescribing, and telemedicine as tools to improve patient health and medical systems operation through grounding in health record organization from the multiple perspectives of patients, technicians, nurses, hospital administration, and insurance companies. Students will understand the use of business intelligence and analytics in data rich organizations and obtain the ability to develop and apply business intelligence and analytics solutions to various types of decision problems.

Course Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Health Information Technology

Number of Credit Hours:

A total of nine credit hours are required. Transfer credits are not permitted. Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the designated courses.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Graduate Certificate in Health Information Technology.

Full Time (9 credit hours)

Tuition fees

$15,208.00 (11,14,737) per year

USD $15,208 for 9 or more credit hours (Fall and Spring Semesters).

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution


23-Aug-21, 18-Jan-22


National Capital Region - Falls Church Campus

7054 Haycock Road,



22203, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Degree-seeking applicants: The Graduate School requires completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of 3.0 or better for admission to Certificate Status.

Non-degree seeking applicants:

Applicants must meet the following criteria: GPA of 3.0 for admission for the last half of the credits earned for the undergraduate (bachelors) degree.

International Applicants must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS). A minimum TOEFL score of 550 paper-based (PBT) or 80 internet-based test (iBT) is required for consideration of the application. On the iBT, sub-scores of at least 20 on each subject test (Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing) are required for admission. A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 is required for admission.

Application Deadlines: Fall: April 1; Spring: September 1.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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