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The graduate Healthcare Information Security certificate is a credential for health and IT professionals interested in the intersection of health information and cyber security.

Students take three courses that cover the essentials of health information security. The certificate can be completed in either two or three semesters and can be either taken as a stand-alone or as part of a larger graduate program (e.g. Information Security Management, Public Administration, Business Administration, Public Health).

University Catalog

Required Courses


AIST 6510 - Information Systems Security I

Provides a foundation in security of information systems as articulated by (ISC)2 in its Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) common body of knowledge. The two course sequence is also a preparation the internationally recognized CISSP certification exam.

AIST 6515 - Information Systems Security II

Provides a foundation in security of information systems as articulated by (ISC)2 in its Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) common body of knowledge. The two course sequence is also a preparation the internationally recognized CISSP certification exam.

HINF 6725 - Cyber Security in Health Care Settings

This course focuses on building skills for understanding, assessing and solving cyber security threats within health care settings. The course examines the methods and tools to approach cyber security issues and prepares for successful design and implementation of available countermeasures to help protect the operation of the health care enterprises and to guard the confidentiality and privacy of patients’ data. This class also presents current trends and open problems related to cyber security in health care settings. This class is offered on line.