Master of Health Informatics – MHI

November 15, 2019
January 13, 2020

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Health informatics is a fast-growing, interdisciplinary field of study that combines IT innovation with healthcare delivery. Health informatics professionals play a crucial role in the development and adoption of cutting-edge technological innovations within the medical industry.

The University of Cincinnati’s online health informatics master’s degree program is designed to equip students with a unique combination of healthcare and IT expertise that is in high demand within hospitals, medical schools and government agencies, as well as software development companies and medical research organizations. As the field of health informatics continues to expand, many nurses, physicians and health information management professionals are transitioning to health informatics roles to advance their careers.

Our online MS in Health Informatics program prepares the next generation of leaders with the knowledge and credentials to surmount challenges throughout today’s healthcare industry and shape the future of public and population health for years to come.

  • 100% online coursework and designed for working professionals. No campus visit required.
  • No healthcare background or IT background is required to apply.
  • With a 3.0 GPA, no GRE or GMAT is required to apply.
  • Six start dates (two per semester) allow you to start whenever you are ready.
  • Well-rounded curriculum with real-world relevance.
  • Affordable tuition and high return on investment.

What is MHI Health Informatics?

The field of health informatics arose out of a federal mandate for the healthcare industry to transition to electronic health records (EHR) in the era of big data. Today, with more patient and healthcare system data being generated than ever before, the science of health informatics is focused on how technological innovations can be used to harness this unprecedented access to information to improve human health.

On the IT side, health informatics experts are developing new technologies designed to improve care; on the clinical side, informatics specialists are working to ensure that every patient’s data is accurate, complete and readily accessible to the healthcare providers who need it, with the understanding that technology is also giving patients more autonomy and control of their own electronic health records.

The University of Cincinnati Master in Health Informatics program is focused on helping you develop the technical, analytical, leadership and communication skills needed to pursue meaningful career opportunities in this vitally important field.


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Health Information Security Certificate Option
Students enrolled in our master's degree in health informatics program have the option to earn a Health Information Security Certification for an additional 9 credit hours of elective courses.
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Student Testimonials
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“As a full- time, working, single parent, the MHI program allowed me to balance all of my responsibilities and provide me with the flexibility I needed to succeed. I was really excited that the curriculum aligned so well with my job role as a Clinical Application Analyst. Coming to work every day and being able to apply what I learned in my classes was very rewarding. If there are students interested in understanding the IT role and how it aligns with Healthcare, I believe this program will satisfy their needs. I was extremely pleased, and I look forward to all of the doors this accomplishment will open for me.”

Carelicha D.
MHI Health Informatics

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