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Master of Science in Health Informatics

Program Overview

Bring out the humanity behind the data.

The mission of the Master of Science in Health Informatics program is to promote excellence in the Jesuit tradition by preparing graduates in the interdisciplinary field of health informatics to use data, information, knowledge, and wisdom to improve health.

You’ll graduate ready to work wherever patients are served, from pharmacies and public health agencies to outpatient clinics, hospitals and biomedical research labs.

The mission of the Master of Science in Health Informatics program is to promote excellence in the Jesuit tradition by preparing graduates in the interdisciplinary field of health informatics to use data, information, knowledge, and wisdom to improve health.

You’ll graduate ready to work wherever patients are served, from pharmacies and public health agencies to outpatient clinics, hospitals and biomedical research labs.

Quick Facts

2

years to complete

33

total credit hours

$757

per credit hour

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Two Master's in Health Informatics online students discuss patient files with a doctor on their tablets and laptop.

Support Practitioners To Better Serve Patients

Prepare to work alongside physicians, nurses, and other practitioners, so they can make well-informed, data-driven decisions. Graduates are prepared to help bring data and information through technology to clinicians in order to improve the delivery of health care. You’ll learn how to develop, maintain, and create the reports these caregivers need to ensure truly exceptional outcomes.

The Master of Science in Health Informatics is ideal for students currently employed in a healthcare setting — such as clinicians, technologists, or business professionals — who want to use data to make a difference for patients.

Paired with three years of professional experience, including two in the healthcare field, you’ll complete this program one step closer to becoming a Certified Professional in Healthcare Information Management Systems (CPHIMS).

The master’s degree Health Informatics Program is in Candidacy Status, pending accreditation review by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Career OutLook: Tap Into the Momentum

Across the nation, healthcare institutions are feeling competing pressures to reduce their costs while continually improving the patient experience. They’re also working fast to convert to entirely electronic medical records (EMR).

Health informatics professionals are prepared to meet these needs, and the field is growing rapidly.

Burning Glass projects positions for health information managers and directors will grow 20.5 percent through 2029, more than 4 times the national average. Master’s-educated professionals in this position earn up to $106,000 annually.1

Career Outlook

Curriculum: Designed by Expert Faculty

The MS in Health Informatics curriculum was designed by Scranton faculty, who are active leaders and experts in this burgeoning field.

Through 11 courses comprising 33 credit hours, you’ll practice real-world tasks and use the latest tools and techniques to support patient safety and quality care.

Prepare to join the next generation of ethical, responsible health informatics leaders with an education rooted in Jesuit values of ethics and integrity.

Curriculum

Program Outcomes

After you complete the Master of Science in Health Informatics, you will be able to:

These are just a sampling of the program outcomes for our health informatics master’s program. Learn more about the full range of skills you’ll gain on our curriculum page.

Admission Requirements

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

This program does not require a GMAT or GRE score.

Find more details on our admission requirements page.

Admissions Info

Tuition Details

The Master of Science in Health Informatics at The University of Scranton consists of 33 credit hours and costs $757 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: Top-Tier Leaders in the Field

You’ll work directly with faculty we’ve carefully chosen based on their specific expertise and commitment to interdisciplinary education and the future of healthcare. 

Our faculty are especially distinguished by their cutting-edge knowledge in high-level policymaking and global health, two of the most on-trend topics in health informatics.

Faculty at Scranton

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.

Scranton Online

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.

Typically, students complete the online program in two years at a comfortable pace of one course per term.

Focusing on a hybrid of theory and application, the skills and expertise you’ll gain through this program will make you a prime candidate for a number of roles such as Health Informatics Consultant, Nurse Informaticist, Medical Informatics Analyst, and more.

Learn about where your MS in Health Informatics degree can take you on our career outlook page.

The 33 credit hour Master of Science in Health Informatics program costs $757 per credit hour with an estimated total cost of tuition of $24,981.

For more details regarding cost, please visit our tuition page.

This program can be completed as either a full- or part-time program. Choose which option works best for you.

With 11 courses including a capstone, totaling 33 credit hours, your studies will focus both on research and applied informatics.

Learn more about the MS in Health Informatics curriculum.

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Sources:

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