Online Master's of Health Informatics

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UC Online’s Master of Science in Health Informatics (MHI) program prepares students to take on exciting careers in a growing industry. In the constantly evolving medical world, professionals with training in both IT and healthcare are in high demand. The rapid pace of change in the informatics field demands knowledgeable leaders who have the credentials to surmount challenges throughout today’s health care industry and shape the future of public and population health for years to come.

  • The MS in Health Informatics is a part-time program with a flexible schedule that allows you to earn your graduate degree completely online within 2 years.
  • No Healthcare background or IT background is requried to apply.
  • No GRE or GMAT is required to apply.
  • 6 start dates (2 per semester) allows you to start whenever you are ready.

What is Health Informatics?

Health Informatics is an interdisciplinary field of study that combines IT innovation with healthcare delivery. Health informatics professionals play a key role in the adoption of modern technological innovations within the medical industry.

The field of health informatics arose out of an industry-wide need to adopt Electronic Health Records (EHR). Today, the need for EHR adoption is more urgent than ever, due mainly to government mandates. Health informatics professionals play a key role in facilitating technological innovations and reshaping the field of healthcare for the future.


The MHI program curriculum covers 36 credit hours and can be completed conveniently on a part-time schedule. At UC Online, we take an interdisciplinary approach to the technological problems faced by the healthcare industry. Courses focus on healthcare, information technology, analytics, and leadership development. The faculty for MHI program include professors from highly ranked Analytics program at Lindner College of Business at UC as well as leading health care industry experts. This balanced curriculum prepares students to take on a diverse array of high-earning roles within the field of health informatics after graduation.

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Health Information Security Certificate

Students enrolled in the MS in Health Informatics degree program have the option to add the Security Certification for an additional 9 credit hours of elective courses. This security certificate program positions students to take on a wider variety of career opportunities after graduation.

Careers in Health Informatics

Health Informatics is a field with incredible growth potential. Careers in this industry are expected to increase in the coming decade. Students of the MHI program have the opportunity to find high-earning management and leadership positions within the industry.

Health informatics professionals are currently in high demand within hospitals, government agencies, and even software development companies. Possible job titles include chief medical information officer, health IT consultant, clinical data analyst, nurse informaticist, and more.

With a Master’s in Health Informatics, students can launch successful, lucrative, and exciting careers in a fast-growing field. As technological innovations and the healthcare industry continue to change, health informatics professionals will find greater opportunities.

Tuition and Fees

  In-State Tuition Out-of-State Tuition
Application Fee $65 $70
Cost per Credit $732 $747
Degree Total $26,352 $26,892

Books, supplies and technical fees are estimated at an additional $150-$400 per term. Program fees: $75 per semester for full-time students or $7/credit hour for part-time students. Tuition and fees are subject to change(less than 3%).

Launch a new career with UC Online’s Master’s in Health Informatics!

The online Master’s in Health Informatics degree can jumpstart your career in this new and fast-growing industry. Want to learn more about our program? Request more information now. Ready to take the next step? Apply today!

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