Master of Science Health Informatics

earn this degree onlineThe MS 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.

 

Careers

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.

$80,000 average reported salary across 2016 School of Computing master’s graduates

94% of reporting 2016 School of Computing master’s graduates were employed, continuing education, or not seeking employment within six months of graduation

The Alliance for Health Sciences

In 2012, DePaul and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science established the Alliance for Health Sciences. The faculties of DePaul and Rosalind Franklin work together to design curricula that emphasize interprofessional collaboration and hands-on experience. Students in the Health Informatics degree can choose to take a small number of courses in the Master of Science in Health Administration degree offered at Rosalind Franklin University that will count toward the degree. Students must work with their advisors to enroll in RFUMS courses through the alliance.

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Specializations

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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WHEEL

Directed by faculty Dr. Enid Montague, The Wellness and Health Enhancement Engineering Lab (WHEEL), focuses on improving health and wellness systems, and technologies using user-centered design and usability engineering approaches. The lab's mission is to conduct exploratory, experimental and field research involving human interaction with computers, technologies and systems.

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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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