Master of Science Health Informatics

The master's in Health Informatics provides students with the skills and knowledge needed to implement and support information technology solutions for health sector organizations. Graduates will obtain technical knowledge and management skills for the design and support of IT systems and will develop a deep understanding of health IT processes to support health care delivery and management. Graduates will also gain knowledge in the areas of health information management including health information processing and exchange, health care analytics, enterprise management and information storage and security management.

Degree Requirements


The recent changes in the U.S. healthcare system through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) have had strong impact on the technological needs of health care providers and organizations. Students who complete this degree will have the required technical skills and domain knowledge to create and manage information technology solutions for health sector organizations.

93% of reporting graduates were employed, continuing education, or not seeking employment within six months of graduation

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Students can choose from a wide variety of specializations by focusing their elective courses in areas across the health IT spectrum including health analytics, enterprise management, innovations in healthcare, and health information management.

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Sinai Health System Collaboration

Sinai Health System and DePaul University have joined forces to address critical health inequities in Chicago through the creation of a community-driven, applied research institute. Sinai Health System’s research arm, Sinai Urban Health Institute (SUHI), and DePaul will collaborate on education, research projects, and development and implementation of programs aimed at addressing social and health equity challenges. Roselyne Tchoua, assistant professor in the School of Computing, was recently named a SUHI Equity Research Fellow, where she aims to use machine learning to reduce repeat visits to the emergency department.

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Online Learning

This degree can be completed entirely online. One hundred percent of the program’s lectures—from audio and video to whiteboard writing and supplemental materials—are captured and available online.

Application Deadlines

Enrollment QuarterDomestic Student DeadlineInternational Student Deadline
FallAugust 1June 15
WinterDecember 1October 15
SpringMarch 1January 15
SummerMay 1April 15

Admission Process

The graduate application process involves completing an online application, sending in your transcripts and submitting any supplemental material (e.g., letters of recommendation, certifications, etc.). To learn more about your program specific requirements, visit our Graduate Admission page.

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