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Master of Health Administration (MHA): Health Informatics Specialization

Program Overview

Turn healthcare data into transformative care.

We live in a data-driven world. For those in the healthcare industry, the ability to turn big data into lifesaving treatments offers revolutionary possibilities.

In the Health Informatics specialization, you’ll become a leader who understands the role data plays in driving innovation and improving patient outcomes.

We live in a data-driven world. For those in the healthcare industry, the ability to turn big data into lifesaving treatments offers revolutionary possibilities.

In the Health Informatics specialization, you’ll become a leader who understands the role data plays in driving innovation and improving patient outcomes.

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Informed Decisions, Better Outcomes

As a healthcare administrator, you support physicians, nurses, and other practitioners in achieving a shared goal of excellent patient care.

With skills in health informatics, you’ll boost your ability to contribute to operational decision-making by applying data-driven analytical skills to improve efficiencies and outcomes.

You’ll also be prepared to influence healthcare policy, wielding advanced insights into the relationship between access, quality, cost, resources, accountability, and population.

You may also be interested in our Master of Science in Health Informatics or Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics.

Career Outlook: Fast-Paced Growth

Positions for health information managers and directors are projected to grow 20.5 percent by 2029, more than 4x the national average.

This growth is being driven by healthcare institutions converting to electronic medical records and dealing with competing pressures to save time and money while improving both access and quality.

You’ll meet these needs and earn a higher salary with expertise utilizing and interpreting data. Master’s-educated health information managers and directors earn up to $106,000 annually.1

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Curriculum: Master the Technology of Health Administration

Through just six additional credits on top of the MHA degree, you’ll understand the important role health informatics plays in not only healthcare institutions, but also community organizations and the public sector.

Start by learning the fundamentals of electronic medical records, information practices, storage systems, and communications methods.

Dig deeper to explore how information technologies empower healthcare decision-making, promote community well-being, and support those engaged in policymaking.

MHA Curriculum

Specialization Outcomes: Become an Informatics Expert

You will complete the Health Informatics specialization ready to:

Specialization Options

You may also be interested in our MHA specialization in Global Health.

Master of Health Administration: Global Health

Confront global health challenges and be prepared to support organizations and healthcare providers around the world.

Admissions Requirements

To apply for the Master of Health Administration from The University of Scranton, you’ll need:

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Tuition Details

Scranton’s Master of Health Administration program with a specialization in Health Informatics consists of 53 credit hours and costs $940 per credit hour.

We strive to provide you with an affordable, high-quality education. That’s why we’re ranked a Best Value School, Regional Universities North, by U.S. News & World Report for 2020.

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Faculty: Staffed With Real-World Leaders

In the online MHA, you’ll work directly with distinguished healthcare leaders.

These real-world practitioners understand the challenges you’ll face in your career and know how to help you overcome them. They’ll share their wisdom and expertise from decades of experience.

Our faculty are led by program chair Dr. Daniel West, Ph.D., FACHE, who sits on the nationally renowned CAHME Board of Directors at the forefront of healthcare education.

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Why Learn Online?

Earn a degree without interrupting your career. You’ll be part of an online learning community led by a diverse and expert faculty. Online programs reflect the same rigorous standards as our on-campus programs.

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Financial Aid

Financial aid options are available to help you pay for your education. A personal financial aid counselor will assist you in identifying and taking full advantage of all opportunities.

Financial Aid Details

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question we don’t cover here, request more information or call 866-373-9547.

The online Master of Health Administration program from The University of Scranton requires as few as 2.5 years to complete. The maximum time students have to complete the program is six years.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical and health services managers earn a median salary of $99,730 and can expect 18% job growth from 2018 to 2028.

You’ll be in high demand for roles, including case manager, healthcare executive, quality assurance leader, and more.

Learn more about your future in a health administration role on our MHA career outlook page.

No, not health administration specifically. However, this program does require three years of professional or supervisory experience.

The cost per credit for the Master in Health Administration program is $940, with the total estimated tuition of $44,180.

This estimate doesn’t include the program’s optional specializations, which add nine credits to your curriculum.

For more information about tuition, additional costs, and financial aid options, please visit our tuition page.

It’s up to you. You can choose to take this program on a full- or part-time basis.

The Master of Health Administration degree is made up of 15 courses plus one internship course, for a total of 16 courses. The three-credit internship includes 150 hours of fieldwork experience.

You may also choose to add either the Health Informatics specialization or the Global Health specialization to your course load.

Learn more about your course options on our MHA curriculum page

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  1. Burning Glass Technologies: Labor Insight™. Retrieved January 5, 2020.