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

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • Identify and analyze elements of a sociotechnical health system.
  • Define and evaluate the quality and effectiveness of a health informatics technology.
  • Accurately identify and analyze elements of the U.S. health care financial system.
  • Conduct a systems analysis for a healthcare problem.
  • Identify errors that affect patient safety and develop solutions to promote safer systems.
  • Identify features of a functioning health information exchange.

Career Outcomes

94% of reporting program graduates were employed, continuing education, or not seeking employment within six months of graduation

Common positions for Health Informatics graduates include:

  • Applications Analyst
  • Auditor
  • Client Analytic Services Analyst
  • Client Success Manager
  • Clinical Data Abstractor
  • Clinical Project Coordinator
  • Data Analyst
  • Eligibility Consultant
  • IT Analyst
  • Intake Coordinator
  • Medical Billing Specialist
  • Quality Management Specialist
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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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AI and Health Care

DePaul University and Rosalind Franklin University of Science and Medicine are funding interdisciplinary faculty research projects bringing together AI, biomedical discovery and health care. Projects involving CDM School of Computing faculty include combining wearable sensors with GPS to prevent injury, and analyzing neurons in the brainstem to discover boundaries that control speech and swallowing.

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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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