College of Computing

Health Informatics—MS

The multi-disciplinary Health Informatics graduate program offers an evolutionary path of courses and applied research in which students gain a unique, in-demand skill set in a fast-growing field.

Health Informatics has emerged as a leader in the digital health revolution, and it continues to grow as the use of digital records, patient generated health devices, mHealth applications, and remote monitoring become the standard of care.

Michigan Tech Health Informatics graduate students dive deeply into this multidisciplinary field, applying the power of data science to healthcare.

Health Informatics students learn in research centers and laboratories and by interacting with healthcare professionals at local community hospitals and clinics, where they gain exposure to health care settings such as primary, in-patient, ambulatory, behavioral health, community, and regional initiatives.

And since the program is available both on-campus and online, students work collaboratively with other students across the country.

"The health informatics field is expected to grow by 23% from 2012 to 2022."U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Degrees and Certificates

In addition to the on-campus and online Health Information Master's of Science degree program, the Michigan Tech Health Informatics Department offers the following credential and certificate programs:

Industry Credentials and Certificates

  • ISC2 Healthcare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISSP)
  • SIIM's Certified Imaging Informatics Professional (CIIP)
  • AMIA's Certified Health Data Analyst (CHDA)
  • AMIA's Certified Healthcare Privacy and Security (CHPS)
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and/or Certified Penetration Tester (CPT)

Stackable Certificates

  • Healthcare Security and Privacy and Security Certificate – 3 courses
  • Imaging Informatics Certificate – 3 courses
  • Healthcare Data Analytics Certificate – 3 courses


The Health Informatics core focuses on:

  • Complex medical decisions
  • mHealth development
  • Medical data science applications
  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Disease management
  • Imaging informatics
  • Health care cyber security
  • Population health management and monitoring


In addition to the curriculum's core courses, Health Informatics graduate students select one of three three specializations:

  • Healthcare Information Security and Privacy
  • Imaging Informatics
  • Healthcare Data Informatics and Visualization

Online Program

Ranked 17th in the nation the online Health Informatics graduate degree program gives non-traditional students the opportunity to pursue an MS degree from a well-respected, top ranked institution. Our robust learning management software features rich media content and flexible and customizable solutions for busy professionals.

You'll Be Ready

Upon graduation, Michigan Tech health informaticists are prepared to:

  • Lead teams exploring analytics and improving healthcare service delivery.
  • Ensure the privacy and security of patient's data throughout large-scale networks and devices.
  • Serve as architects for population health and biosurvellience systems to keep communities safe.
  • Positively impact patients' quality of life.


Michigan Tech Health Informatics graduates excel in a wide field of industry sectors, including

  • Hospital and health care systems
  • Health informatics firms
  • Research laboratories
  • Computer/information security firms
  • Medical technology firms
  • Public health organizations
  • Medical software companies
  • Insurance companies
  • Governmental organizations


The Master of Science in Health Informatics is designed to:

  • Deepen understanding and knowledge of medical informatics and the program's various specializations.
  • Provide students with research opportunities in the field of medical informatics.
  • Provide a flexible curriculum for both traditional and non-traditional graduate students.
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