Saint Louis University

The Master of Science in Health Informatics is a professional graduate degree program designed to cultivate senior and executive level health informatics professionals. This program is designed for individuals from a variety of backgrounds including health care, information technology and business. Coursework prepares students to meet the demands of a highly complex and rapidly changing environment. The program advances knowledge of clinical, administrative and documentation systems that support health care decisions.

​Please Note: Saint Louis University is currently not taking applications for admission to the Health Informatics M.S. degree program.

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Application Deadline for Beginning Term The Application Package Apply Online
Fall: July 1 Transcript(s); Two (2) Letters of Recommendation; Resume; Personal Statement
(Advantages of the web application)
Spring: Nov. 1
Summer: No Admission
Tel. No.: 314.977.8516
Interim Program Director: Amy Harkins, Ph.D.

: The Master of Science in Health Informatics program is in the candidacy stage of accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Required Additional Application Materials for International Students

Check our English Proficiency Policy page for specific TOEFL and IELTS score requirements. You may also visit our international prospects, applicants and students page for more information about international application requirements.

Applicant Criteria

  • A committee examines and reviews the applicant and application wholly.
  • A GPA of 3.0 or higher in the last 60 hours of undergraduate study.
  • A review of WES scores (for International applicants)
  • A review of TOEFL or IELTS scores (for International applicants)

Health Informatics Application Review Process: Applications are reviewed by a committee of Health Sciences and Informatics Department faculty members. Each applicant that meets the admission requirements will be interviewed by faculty member. | Admission Requirements

Admission Statistic: The Department provides an atmosphere in which faculty, health informatics and information professionals, advisors from other health disciplines, and consultants can create an educational plan that is prospective and addresses changing health care issues.

Credit Hours/Coursework: The Master of Science in Health Informatics is a 30 credit hour program. The degree may be pursued on a full or part-time basis. Some courses are available online or an blended.

Program Description: We emphasize the use of clinical, administrative and documentation systems that support health care decisions. | Department of Health Informatics

Career Possibilities: Clinicians may choose to pursue a graduate degree in health informatics for research, disease-management, telemedicine or career advancement (i.e. chief medical information officer). Non-clinicians may be looking to develop skills in electronic health records, privacy and security of health data and information, or efficient health information systems.

Curriculum & Program Details: Students may pursue either full-time or part-time study. Most classes are offered late afternoon or during evening hours permitting employment flexibility. Some courses are offered on-line or as blended meaning class will meet face-to-face some during the semesters. Students are required to complete a project related to health informatics. | Curriculum

About the Health Informatics Faculty: The faculty are recognized as experts in the field and pursue research and teaching interests in the areas of health informatics, consumerism, telehealth and the electronic health record. Faculty members have graduate degrees and professional credentials. | Department of Health Sciences and Informatics Faculty and Staff

Financial Aid: Information concerning financial aid and scholarships can be obtained from the Office of Student Financial Services at Saint Louis University. | Affording Graduate Education at Saint Louis University