Online Master of Advanced Study in Health Informatics

Combine information technology, computer science and knowledge management competencies with the Master of Advanced Studies in health informatics program, offered through the College of Health Solutions.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 08/20/2020


Total classes: 10

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 30

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This degree equips professionals from inside and outside the health industry with a foundation in clinical informatics. Students also utilize electives to develop a more specific focus, such as clinical workflows or modern health technology.

Graduates of the master’s in health informatics online program develop methodologies for disease prevention, treatment, patient care and knowledge access in a variety of health care contexts. Degree holders may work with clinicians, biomedical and computational scientists, knowledge management professionals, educators and health care consumers.

Our master’s in health informatics online program was developed for working professionals like you, providing a flexible approach to education that allows for self-paced learning. This makes balancing work and personal commitments with education significantly easier. Courses in the health care informatics degree program are delivered over condensed 7.5-week sessions. Students complete 30 credits in all, including:

  • 12 credits of core coursework.
  • 15 credits of electives.
  • 3 credits of an applied project at the end of the program.

The health care industry offers a variety of opportunities for students with health care informatics degrees to analyze and improve upon current practices and workflows. Depending on your educational and professional focus, you may find yourself engaging in tasks ranging from enhancing the utilization of beds in a hospital or health system to addressing regional and national population health concerns and the management of electronic health records. There are also many efforts focused on reducing waste and enhancing outcomes on the financial and administrative side of health care operations. These also require an understanding of the industry’s unique nature along with a strong foundation in computer science, information technology and knowledge management.

Featured courses


Fundamentals of Health Informatics


Health Informatics Database Modeling and Applications


Workflow Analysis & Redesign in Health Systems Engineering


Related careers

Primarily, graduates analyze vast amounts of data in order to create and implement business solutions, but a health care informatics degree can position graduates for many different potential career paths. You aren’t limited to one or a few highly defined roles. The health care industry has many different facets, which means graduates can seek opportunities that align with their specific interests, experience and knowledge developed through the elective courses in the MAS in health informatics program.

 

Data analyst

Senior informatics analyst

Health care IT project manager

EHR information system analyst

Clinical informatics manager

Health informatics analyst

Clinical analyst

Quality analytics manager

Prestigious faculty

Our faculty bring a high-level of expertise to every research project. In addition to cutting-edge approaches to research, we’re focused on creating a better future for people. We’re lifelong learners with a goal to improve health outcomes for the communities we serve. Some of our research focuses on:

  • Discovering the impact of the environment and policy on food security and community health.
  • Exploring mechanisms involved in the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
  • Harnessing big data to improve patient outcomes.
  • Using state-of-the-art cognitive, behavioral and neuroscience techniques to study the components of human communication.
  • Utilizing advanced technology to monitor and promote healthy lifestyles.

Prestigious faculty

Our faculty bring a high-level of expertise to every research project. In addition to cutting-edge approaches to research, we’re focused on creating a better future for people. We’re lifelong learners with a goal to improve health outcomes for the communities we serve. Some of our research focuses on:

  • Discovering the impact of the environment and policy on food security and community health.
  • Exploring mechanisms involved in the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
  • Harnessing big data to improve patient outcomes.
  • Using state-of-the-art cognitive, behavioral and neuroscience techniques to study the components of human communication.
  • Utilizing advanced technology to monitor and promote healthy lifestyles.

Admission requirements

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.

Developing the health workforce of the future

At the College of Health Solutions, students and faculty research solutions to pressing global health challenges while preparing the health workforce of the future. Ongoing partnerships with the medical community offer students access to professional resources and networking opportunities with Mayo Clinic, Banner Health, HonorHealth, Dignity Health and more. 

6,500+


students.

250+


Barrett honors scholars.

160+


faculty members.

$14.5 million


in research expenditures.

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