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Graduate students who enroll at U-M beginning Fall 2017 or later will follow a 1+4 format for the Health Informatics Graduate Certificate. Total credits required = 15. 

1+4 Format


  • The Health Informatics program places no restrictions on the number of credits that may be double counted with credits for your primary program of study. Your primary program, however, may place such restrictions. Check with your primary program to learn its rules regarding double counting of credits.
  • The dates/times of required GCHI courses may conflict with courses of your primary degree program; thus advanced planning is necessary.
  • GCHI students are not guaranteed enrollment in GCHI core courses, especially those in high demand. Every effort is made to accommodate declared certificate students (especially those in their final semester), but this is not always possible.
  • We advise meeting with the HI academic advisor early to make a plan of action for completing the certificate.
  • If a course on the GCHI menu has prerequisite courses, please either take the necessary prerequisite courses, or contact the instructor to discuss enrollment in their course without the prerequisite. This applies if the prereqs are approved GCHI courses or not.