Master of Science in Health Informatics
The Master of Science (M.S.) 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.
The M.S. in Health Informatics is a 30 credit hour program consisting of 18 credit hours of core informatics coursework, six credit hours of an applied informatics project, and two electives. The degree may be pursued on a full or part-time basis. Some courses are available online.
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.
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The Master of Science in Health Informatics program is in Candidacy Status, pending accreditation review by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).