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How to Apply

Now accepting applications for Fall 2014!

The minimum requirements for admission are:
  • *Bachelor's degree 
  • Mathematical proficiency at a minimum level of college Algebra
To apply for admission to the Healthcare IT Program:
  • Submit resume
  • Send official transcripts (mailed or hand delivered) to:

California State University San Marcos
             Extended Learning
             Attn: Student Services/HIT Program

          333 S.Twin Oaks Valley Rd.
          San Marcos, CA 92096

*This program is open to applicants of any discipline with a bachelor's degree. In addition, CSUSM students with senior standing and relevant background knowledge or experience (e.g., IT, Computer Science, MIS, Nursing) will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

**This program is not eligible to accept F-1 visa students.

Copies of transcripts as well as the resume may be e-mailed for the purpose of initial application approval. Once approved, unopened/sealed original official transcripts must be received at the address above before the start of the program.

Students are admitted each Fall semester

Certificate Requirements

Each course is 2 units of credit. Students take 6 units per term, for a total of 12 semester units.

The following credit courses are required for the certificate and must be completed with a grade point average of a "C" or better. All 12 units of the program are fully transferable academic units.

  • HIT 500 – Healthcare Systems: Structure and Process (2)                                                        
  • HIT 510 – Data Management for Healthcare Decision Support (2)                                        
  • HIT 520 – Electronic Health Records (2)                                                                                               
  • HIT 530 – Data Communication and Security for Healthcare (2)                                           
  • HIT 540 – Managing Healthcare System Change (2)                                                              
  • HIT 550 – Project Management and Process Improvement for Healthcare (2)