Due to the immediate need for interdisciplinary, skilled practitioners, education is a key component of the Duke Center for Health Informatics. Duke’s education efforts in the interdisciplinary field of Health Informatics consists of degree programs, certificates, and executive education. The Center bridges the programs by maintaining a core curriculum of courses available to all of the programs, by serving as the nexus of interdisciplinary education, and by facilitating student access to courses across the programs. A recent article by U.S. News & World Report describes the health informatics field as one that offers substantial employment opportunities for those seeking careers converging health care with information technology. Visit this site often to learn about new offerings, as well as continuing and executive education.

Health Informatics Programs

Individuals with different backgrounds (e.g., computer science, nursing, medicine, engineering, business, and psychology) often seek Health Informatics training. Choosing the right Health Informatics program depends on your career goals and background. To meet the diverse needs of those seeking Health Informatics education, Duke offers training programs with both an executive and clinical focus. We offer programs from the certificate level to the doctoral level.

Reflecting today’s leading edge health informatics education programs, many of our program courses are interdisciplinary, thus allowing students from each of the different Duke programs to train together for a portion of their coursework.

If you have any questions about our programs, or if you need help determining which program is the best fit for you, please email

How to Apply

At Duke, prospective PhD students apply directly to the Duke Graduate School application website. Prospective Master’s and certificate students apply through the offering School (Medicine, Nursing).

Other Educational Opportunities

Informatics Research Seminars

Health Informatics Short Course

Informatics Elective for Duke Medical Students


Resources for Current Students

Academic Calendar

Duke University Graduate Bulletins

Duke University Registrar / ACES Login

Duke Employee Tuition Assistance Program

Duke University Home