ASU’s Master of Advanced Study in Health Informatics, offered online through the Department of Biomedical Informatics, provides an innovative approach to combine information technology, computer science and knowledge management to improve health.

ASU Online offers start dates every 7.5 weeks.
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The Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Health Informatics is designed to offer professionals working in the field of health care an opportunity to earn a master level degree on the effective use of information technology, data science, and knowledge representation to impact health and health care. Professionals in non-health fields can also enhance their skills to transition to careers in this rapidly expanding field. Core courses provide a background in clinical informatics, while electives allow one to focus in the areas of clinical workflows and modern health technology, as well as skills with data analysis. The degree prepares graduates to enhance their skills for careers in a wide range of health care settings.

Clinical informaticians work to develop novel information technology, computer science and knowledge management methodologies for disease prevention, treatment, more efficient and safer patient care delivery and knowledge access. This field requires close collaboration among clinicians, biomedical and computational scientists, knowledge management professionals, educators and health care consumers.

The MAS program is formatted to meet the needs of working professionals. It is offered entirely online and can be taken full-time or part-time. Courses are offered in condensed 7.5 week sessions. The degree plan is 30 credits including: 12 credits of Core Coursework, 15 credits of Electives, and 3 credits of Applied Project for the final culminating event.

Developing the health workforce of the future:

At the College of Health Solutions, students and faculty research solutions to global pressing health challenges while preparing the health workforce of the future.

  • In the fall 2016, the College of Health Solutions had 247 Barrett Honors scholars, 146 faculty, 5,813 students and 9 million in research expenditures.
  • Embedded partnerships in the community give students additional resources and networking opportunities including the Mayo Clinic, Barrow Neurological Institute, HonorHealth, Dignity Health, Health Care Sector Partnership and more
  • $9 million in research expenditures


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Faculty continue to practice and engage actively with the medical community. Faculty engagement and research include:

  • Leadership within the Mayo Clinic
  • Diabetes and cardiovascular disease research
  • Health monitoring technology research
  • Big data analysis to improve patient health
  • Study of human communication through state-of-the-art cognitive, behavioral and neuroscience techniques
  • Research to understand the link between environment and policy on food security and community health

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Graduates with an ASU Online MAS in Health Informatics have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:


Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the College of Health Solutions.

Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree, in a related field such as biology, computer science, medicine, nursing, pharmacy or public health, from a regionally accredited institution.

Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of a student's first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.

All applicants must submit:

  1. Graduate admission application and application fee
  2. Official transcripts
  3. Current resume or curriculum vitae
  4. Two letters of recommendation
  5. Statement of purpose
  6. Proof of English proficiency

Additional Application Information

Applicants whose native language is not English (regardless of current residency) must provide proof of English proficiency. A TOEFL score is required for applicants whose native language is not English.

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