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Online Graduate Certificate

Digital Health Leader

Digital Health Leader
Graduate Certificate
  • 18 credits
  • Transfer up to 6 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
  • $534 per credit (in-state)
  • $659 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $336 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
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Learn how technology integrates into healthcare and health information management and leadership.

The digital health leader certificate program is designed to help prepare you to serve as a leader within health institutions through the use of digital tools. In this program, you’ll learn how medical equipment and biomedical engineering are integrated into hospital systems. You’ll also map relationships between individual components of the healthcare ecosystem to advance digital health component integration into healthcare operations.

Please note: The Digital Health Leader Certificate Program is in Candidacy Status, pending accreditation review by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Total Credits Required: 18

Initial Requirement

  • (0 Credits, UCSP 615)
    (to be taken within the first 6 credits of study)

The UCSP 615 requirement may be waived if you previously earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

Core Courses

  • (3 Credits, HCAD 600)
  • (3 Credits, HCAD 610)
  • (3 Credits, HIMS 645)
  • (3 Credits, HIMS 650)
  • (3 Credits, HIMS 655)
  • (3 Credits, HIMS 661)

Apply Credit to a Healthcare Master’s Degree

If you complete this certificate program, you may be able to

Accelerated Pathway

If you completed your undergraduate degree at UMGC with coursework in health services management, an accelerated pathway between our undergraduate and graduate degree programs in this area may allow you to reduce your total coursework for this program by up to 6 credits.

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These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2024–2025 academic year. For prior year requirements, visit our catalog archive.

Graduate Certificate Requirements

In addition to the specific course requirements outlined on each certificate webpage, UMGC maintains certain requirements for all certificates.

Program Highlights

Develop skills and gain knowledge through coursework that draws from the expertise and experience of our respected faculty.

Study in a CAHIIM-Accredited Certificate Program

The digital health leader certificate program at University of Maryland Global Campus is accredited under the Digital Health Leader content area by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The certificate program accreditation has been affirmed through 2030.  All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed to CAHIIM.

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This program is designed to equip you with knowledge of the U.S. healthcare system and skills for healthcare organizational management.


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