Master of Science in Health Informatics

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.

Program Highlights

Three people icon. Offered in both an online and cohort format

A laptop photo iconThe program is only 11 courses and can be completed in one year or with our part-time pathways

Real world experienceIncludes the real-world experience of an internship or work project

An arrow going up in the sky. After completing the MSHI program you can pursue professional certification options

Information about certifications can be found below:


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Upcoming Virtual Information Session 

Join us in a virtual information session if you are interested in learning more about the graduate Health Informatics programs. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the Program Director and Advisor to ask questions about our curriculum and admissions process.


When: Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Where: 6:00 PM until 7:00 PM (ET)

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Once you have been registered, you will be added to the attendance list. About 24 hrs before the event, the virtual link will be sent to you via email to access the session. Should you have any questions or concerns beforehand, please contact us at


Admission into the MSHI program within the School of Applied Health Sciences (SAHS) is selective and limited to those students who have demonstrated potential for successfully completing the program. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered for admission;

  • Complete online application.
  • Baccalaureate degree in any discipline from a regionally accredited institution.
    • Official transcripts from the Baccalaureate degree granting college or university; unofficial transcripts from all other colleges and/or universities attended.
      • Applicants with a cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) with a 3.0, or higher, on a 4.0 scale will be fully admitted.
      • Applicants with a cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) with less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale will be considered for conditional admission.
        • The GRE may be required*
  • Professional Resume.
  • Personal statement, 1-2 pages in length.
  • Unencumbered Background Check for students who select internship option.
  • TOEFL if the applicant’s primary language is not English. Full details available in the university catalog.
  • Letters of recommendation may be requested.

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Student Spotlights

Find out the impact the program has had on current students and alums lives.

"The best part of the program is the professors. They each have their own distinct areas of specialty and share their knowledge and participate in two-way discussion through online discussion forums and scheduled interactive live-voice lectures with the class." -Jonathan McClow, MSHI '17, Hospital Analyst and Professor


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. 

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