The Medical Informatics Certificate is designed to enable students to acquire the core knowledge that applies to the fundamentals, principles, and practice of medical informatics. This certificate option consists of 18 credit hours of graduate level courses which are presented using online learning technology. If after taking courses in the certificate program, a certificate-seeking student decides to pursue the M.S.B.I. degree, the student must submit a new and complete application to become a degree-seeking student, and must meet all requirements for admission to the M.S.B.I. program. Previous coursework taken as a certificate seeking student does not guarantee acceptance into the M.S.B.I. degree-seeking program. If accepted into the degree program, credits with the prefix MI taken as a certificate seeking student will be automatically applied towards the degree. Admission Requirements Completed application form Non-refundable application fee of $50 Official transcripts of all undergraduate, graduate, and professional education (Must have a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree from a regionally accredited college or university) Official course by course evaluation of all foreign transcripts. Agencies that can complete this evaluation can be found here. Applicants whose native language is not English are required to demonstrate English proficiency. The following standardized tests currently satisfy the university's English requirement for nonnative English speakers: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 213 on the computer-based test; 79-80 on the Internet based test. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 on the test module. GMAT score of 450; GRE score of 1,000 (old format); GRE score of 306 (new format). Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) with a score of at least 500 in the reading section, or the American College Test (ACT) with a score of at least 20 on the verbal section Test results must be sent directly from the testing agency to the center you applied. Proof of English language competency can also be in the form of successful completion of a degree at an approved U.S. institution of higher education.