Health Informatics & Information Management | Master of Science
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.
|Health Informatics and Information Management home||Doisy College of Health Sciences home
|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
|Chair: Jody Smith, Ph.D., RHIA, FAHIMA
Admission Coordinator: Nancy Gaines
Accreditation: 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). http://www.cahiim.org
Required Additional Application Materials for International Students
- A completed Declaration of Financial Support packet with all accompanying documents
- TOEFL score
- Transcript evaluation by World Education Services, Inc. www.wes.org
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.
- 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 TOEF scores (for International applicants)
Health Informatics Application Review Process: Applications are reviewed by a committee of Health Informatics and Information Management 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. | Course Descriptions
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.
- Jobs for the Future Article: Health Informatics Workers in High Demand
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. | Dept. of Health Informatics and Information Management 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. | MHI Scholarships | Affording Graduate Education at Saint Louis University