Online Master of Science in Health Informatics (MS)

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Rolling Admissions | 30 Credits | 2-3 Years to Complete

Make a Positive Impact on Patient Care with an Online Master's Degree in Health Informatics.

Health Informatics combines communications, information, and healthcare with the goal of improving patient care. This field is also called biomedical data science as well as biomedical data management.

With an average starting salary of $101,000 for our graduates, Michigan Tech offers one of the nation's best master's degrees in health informatics. Whether your background is clinical or computational, our program will help you use data and technology to improve human health, safeguard biomedical data, and drive down healthcare costs.

Earn your master's degree in health informatics at Michigan Tech and position yourself for success in the increasingly data-driven world of healthcare.

Pursue Your Master's Degree While Earning Graduate Certificates.

In the Online MS in Health Informatics program, all students begin with the Foundations of Health Informatics certificate, which consists of four required graduate courses: SAT 4650, Applied Computing in Python Programming (3 credits); SAT 5001: Introduction to Health Informatics (3 credits); SAT 5111, Security and Privacy (3 credits); and SAT 5131, Systems Analysis and Design (3 credits).

Afterwards, students may choose from three in-demand focus areas of graduate courses, earning respective certificates that stack under the Foundations of Health Informatics Certificate.

Develop Expertise in Three Focus Areas.

  • Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare (9 credits)
  • Public Health Informatics (9 credits)
  • Security and Privacy in Healthcare (9 credits)

In short, the program's structure allows students who complete the required 30 credits to earn an MS in Health Informatics degree along with three graduate certificates (1 foundational certificate + 2 focus area certificates).

Want more details about courses, scheduling, and more? Visit the official program website.

Health Informatics at MTU

Earn Your Online Degree From a Respected Institution.

At Michigan Tech, you'll learn from leaders in science and technology. In fact, the ranks Michigan Tech #6 in the nation for Health Informatics programs. We're also ranked #25 on Forbes' Top 25 STEM colleges. Here, you'll acquire a deeper understanding of health informatics and healthcare technologies.

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  • Learn to protect critical biomedical data--from that on electronic health records to general health data on the internet of things--from hackers by using cybersecurity in healthcare strategies.
  • Take courses from experienced faculty with expertise in cybersecurity, as well as intelligent medical diagnosis systems analysis and design.
  • Enhance your skills on our secured virtual machine cluster.
  • Connect to other Health Informatics Professionals. All students in the Health Informatics Program receive a free membership in HIMSSHealthcare Information Management Systems Society), a member-based, global society that connects professionals aligned in serving and improving the global health community.

Hear From a Health Informatics Graduate.

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We all know what kind of reputation Michigan Tech has as a top-notch university . . . the diploma from Michigan Tech means something at the end of the day. Ryan Higbie, MS in Health Informatics, 2020

Access Diverse and Lucrative Career Opportunities.

After graduating, use your advanced knowledge to make humans healthier and tech smarter. You'll be prepared for leadership roles in a variety of professional settings.

For instance, Health Informatics professionals often head teams that explore how analytics can improve healthcare services; ensure patient data privacy and HIPAA compliance; develop population health and bio-surveillance systems to protect communities; and positively impact patients' lives.

Beyond hospitals and healthcare systems, Health Informatics professionals also work in research laboratories, public health organizations, software companies, medical device and technology companies, public health agencies, and insurance companies.

Common Career Paths for Health Informatics Graduates.

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  • Telemedicine and e-health
  • Teletherapy
  • Imaging Informatics
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Biomedical Data Management
  • Health Information Management
  • Mobile Applications in Health
  • Population Health
  • Healthcare Cybersecurity

Get Started on Your Online MS in Health Informatics Degree.

Take the next step on your educational journey at Michigan Tech. We are here to answer your questions and to help you succeed in your online program.

Value and Prestige

"The course requirements for students on-campus and online are identical within the Health Informatics graduate program. They are exactly the same in terms of value and prestige."

Guy Hembroff
Guy Hembroff
Associate Professor, College of Computing and Health Informatics Graduate Program Director
  • 30
    total credit hours to complete program
  • 20+
    individual course options
  • $0
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    online health informatics MS degree