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The Online Health Information Administration Certificate program is designed to meet the growing demand for highly trained health care information management professionals. Admission is only open to those in the UCF MS in Health Care Informatics program.

The Health Information Administration graduate certificate is offered online in a distance-learning cohort format for easy access and convenience by working professionals. Applications and admissions are accepted twice per year for fall and spring terms, beginning no earlier than the second year of the student’s Healthcare Informatics MS program (that is, fall of the student’s second year of MS study).

The successful completion of the Health Care Informatics MS and Health Information Administration Graduate Certificate programs enables students to sit for the RHIA (Registered Healthcare Information Administrator) certification examination.

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Please note: This program may be completed online, although not all elective options or program prerequisites may be offered online. Newly admitted students choosing to complete this program exclusively via UCF online classes may enroll with a reduction in campus-based fees. See for more information.

International students (F or J visa) are required to enroll in a full-time course load of 9 credit hours during the fall and spring semesters. Only 3 of the 9 credit hours may be taken in a completely online format. For a detailed listing of enrollment requirements for international students, please visit If you have questions, please consult International Affairs and Global Strategies at 407-823-2337.


The Graduate Certificate in Health Information Administration requires 20 credit hours of graduate study in addition to enrollment in the MS in Health Care Informatics program.


The following prerequisites are required for consideration of admission to the graduate certificate program:

  • Anatomy and Physiology I and II

Required Courses—20 Credit Hours

  • HIM 6293 Health Care Coding and Diagnosis (ICD-10) (4 credit hours)
  • HSA 6189 Health Care Procedural Coding and Reimbursement (4 credit hours)
  • HSA 6752 Health Care Analytics (4 credit hours)
  • HSA 6759 Outcomes Management (4 credit hours)
  • HSA 6179 Financial Accounting for Health Care Managers (4 credit hours)

Application Requirements

In addition to the general UCF graduate admission requirements, applicants to this program must provide:

  • One official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from each college/university attended.
  • Goal statement indicating how the RHIA Graduate Certificate will enhance career goals or why the applicant wants to pursue this certification (at least 1 page, doubled-spaced, 12 pt).
  • Résumé (no longer than two pages).
  • Applicants applying to this program who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation and TOEFL scores. Credential evaluations are accepted from World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. only.

Admission to the program is competitive, based on evaluation of the applicant’s abilities, past academic performance, work experience, and the match of the program with career goals. The RHIA Graduate Certificate program accepts the most qualified Masters in HCI students. Not all students who apply may be accepted, even if minimum requirements are met. Furthermore, personal phone interviews may be used as part of the evaluation process.

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