Health Informatics, MS

This interdisciplinary online program is comprised of courses from the Panuska College of Professional Studies, the AACSB-accredited Kania School of Management, and the College of Arts and Sciences. Our online curriculum draws on the global knowledge of our expert faculty to develop graduates who can strategically lead the healthcare organizations of the future.

Admission Requirements

  • Online Application
  • Summary of Submission
  • Transfer of Credit Policy Form
  • Professional Resume
  • Statement of Intent
  • 3 Letters of Reference - At least one reference must be from a supervisor or other professional reference
For more information on application requirements, click here.


Foundation Modules (1 credit hour each)

HINF 501: Introduction to Healthcare                            
HINF 502: Computer Information Technology for Health Professionals

Core Courses (3 credit hours each)

HINF 520: Introduction to Health Informatics  
HINF 530: Healthcare Knowledge for Health Informatics
HINF 535: Principles of Computer Science and Software Development
HINF 540: Information Technology for Health Informatics
HINF 545: Database Principles and Applications
HINF 550: Community Health for Health Informatics   
HINF 560: Business Management and Communication for Health Informatics
HINF 570: Public Policy for Health Informatics
HINF 580: Current Trends in Health Informatics

Advanced Elective (3 credit hours)

Choose one from the following options

ERP 510: Integrated Enterprise Management Systems
ERP 515: Business Intelligence
HAD 501: Healthcare Financial Management I
HAD 510: Hospital Administration
HAD 512: Medical Practice Management
HAD 513: Long Term Care Administration
HAD 517: Global Health Management
HR 501: Human Resources
NURS 507: End-of-Life Care
NURS 590: Rural Health
NURS 591: Issues in Advanced Practice Nursing
OM 543: Project and Change Management    

Capstone Course (3 credit hours)

HINF 590: Health Informatics Capstone


For more information visit our graduate course catalog.

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    Why a Master's Degree in Health Informatics?

    Professionals with a master’s degree in healthcare informatics make an average $20,000 more annually than those with only a bachelor’s degree.

    What is Health Informatics?

    Studying Health Informatics assists in bridging the gap between medical information & a patient's health.

    Graduate Program Director

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    Margarete Zalon, Ph.D.

    Program Director, Graduate Program in Health Informatics Professor of Nursing; Expertise: Adult-Gerontological Nursing, Research, Delirium, Health Policy


    B.S., Duke University M.S., New York University Ph.D., New York University




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