Intersecting Health Information Technology, Data, and Healthcare ManagementMaster of Science in Health Informatics

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Why Choose Our Program?

Are you bold enough to launch a career in one of the fastest-growing fields? Understand the dynamic relationship between people, information technology, healthcare services, and the healthcare system. Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to leverage information technology to improve healthcare delivery and outcomes. Our degree:

  • Is offered in both an online and cohort format
  • Is only 11 courses and can be completed in one year or with our part-time pathways
  • Includes the real-world experience of an internship or work project
  • Helps you pursue professional certification options after completing the MSHI program
  • Accepts applications through JU's Graduate Fast Application

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Are you looking for a promotion or to start your next career? Career Possibilities

  • HIM Director
  • Chief Medical Information Officer 
  • Clinical Analyst 
  • Health Data/Information Resource Manager 
  • Health Information System Application Designer
  • Chief Information Officer 
  • IT Consultant 
  • Interprofessional Health Informaticist
93%The Retention Rate of the 2020 Student Cohort was 93% within their healthcare company.
71%The Promotion Rate of the 2020 Student Cohort was 71% within their healthcare company.
Quickly GrowingThe Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment in the field of Health Informatics increases 23% by 2022, much quicker than the average of 11% for all occupations nationwide.
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Master of Science in Health InformaticsCurriculum

To obtain a Master of Science in Health Informatics, each student must complete 30 credit hours of graduate level coursework, in addition to one three credit hour capstone option for a total of 33 credit hours.

  • MSHI 500: Advanced Health Informatics I (3)
  • MSHI 501: Advanced Coding and Classification (3)
  • MSHI 503: Advanced CyberSecurity (3)
  • MSHI 504: Advanced Systems Analysis (3)
  • MSHI 505: Advanced Health Informatics II (3)
  • MSHI 506: Advanced HealthCare Database Management (3)
  • MSHI 524: Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Health Informatics (3)
  • MSHI 525: Key Standards in the Health Care Industry (3)
  • MSHI 526: Legal and Social Issues in Health Informatics (3)
  • MSHI 528: Leadership in the Health Professionals (3)

Finally, students must choose one of the options below to satisfy the capstone requirement. Students must complete a minimum of three (3) credit hours of capstone to satisfy the degree requirements.

  • MSHI 527: Research Work Project Experience (3), or
  • MSHI: 590 Internship (3)

Students who do not have a medical background will be required to take a two-credit hour MSHI 201 Medical Terminology and Healthcare Essential prior to completing their third course in the program. Students who do not have evidence of completing an undergraduate course in statistics will be required to take MATH 205 Elementary Statistics prior to completing their third course in the program.

AdmissionsHow to Apply

  • Completed JU Application 
  • Unofficial Transcripts for Degree Most Recently Conferred (Undergraduate-Bachelor’s or Graduate) 
  • Additional Transcripts may be requested if you have completed less than 60 credits at your degree conferring institution 
  • Under a 3.0 Potential Requests 
    • Statement of Intent 
    • Resume / Curriculum Vitae 
    • Letters of Recommendation 
    • GRE / GMAT Scores 

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