Graduate Certificates

How to Apply to Luddy's Graduate Certificate Program

Applications for Luddy's certificate programs are accepted in both the spring and fall.


All programs require a bachelor's degree and a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

  • Bachelor’s degree from regionally accredited four-year collegiate institution
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or it’s equivalent with relevant graduate coursework

Requirements for the following certificates:

  • Biomedical Data Analytics
  • Clinical Informatics
  • Public Health
  • Health Information Management and Exchange
  • Health Information Security
  • Health Information Systems Architecture

Successful applicants include physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, health care administrators, IT professionals, health researchers and others with a background in health care or IT.

Successful applicants for the graduate degrees in Human-Computer Interaction will have knowledge and skills (from either past education or work experience) in one or more of the following proficiency areas:


Proficiency in programming/scripting, including:

  • One or more languages (e.g., JavaScript, Java, C++, Python)
  • A basic understanding of programming methodologies, such as system design and architectures or problem and algorithm analysis
  • Other computing knowledge, such as artificial intelligence and database administration


Proficiency with the principles and processes of visual communication, industrial design, digital media, or other disciplines using design theory and practice, including:

  • Knowledge and application of 3D animation and/or modeling tools
  • Design methodologies for 2D and 3D product development
  • Conceptual modeling, prototyping, and product delivery
  • Fundamental concepts of visual communication (e.g., page design/layout)
  • Design principles, typography and color theory
  • Knowledge and application of a range of digital (vector and raster) authoring tools for Web or interface design

Social Sciences

Coursework in one or more of the following areas:

  • Psychology (general, cognitive, and behavioral)
  • Sociology and anthropology (ethnography)
  • Cross-cultural psychology and communication, information management, and/or information and library science
  • Business, product strategy, management, marketing and related areas.

Successful applicants must have a strong background in computing, information technology, informatics, biostatistics, medical sciences, or a related field.

Application Deadlines


May 1


November 1