Health Informatics—MS

As a field, health informatics is about improving the patient-physician relationships by solving technological problems in health care. At Michigan Technological University, you'll be on the frontlines of an exciting and expanding field. Are you an ambitious, dedicated health informatics student committed to meeting your academic and professional goals as quickly as possible? The program prepares you for a wide array of career environments, including health-care systems, research laboratories, insurance companies, government organizations, and many others. Are you ready?

Accelerated Master's Program is available for current Michigan Tech students. Explore our Online Master's Program.

Program Overview

You'll dive deep into the multidisciplinary field of informatics, decision support systems, telemedicine, ethics, security and privacy of data, consumer health informatics, interoperability, health development, international health care systems, and translational research informatics with a master's in heath Informatics. You'll design and implement innovative applications and promote new technologies to improve health care. Choose one of three specializations in addition to core courses in healthcare information, security, and privacy; imaging informatics; healthcare data informatics.

  • Delivery Options

    • Online: MS
    • Accelerated: MS
    • On-Campus: MS
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Health Informatics Program Details

Choose a specific degree option or delivery type to learn more about the health informatics program at Michigan Tech. For international students, Health Informatics is a designated STEM program.

On-Campus Programs

Online Programs

Additional Program Information

Want to learn more about health informatics at Michigan Tech? Visit the department for more information:


Graduate Director

Guy Hembroff

Graduate Assistant

Margaret Landsparger


Sample Areas of Interest

Select areas of interest to help customize your health informatics MS. Sample areas include:

  • Electronic Health Records
  • Health Information Systems
  • Health Information Management
  • Imaging Informatics

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Application Process and Admissions Requirements

Applications are reviewed on an individual basis using a holistic approach. Fill out our free graduate application online to apply to any of our programs. Official transcripts and scores are not required for the initial application, although you will need to upload them later.

Accredited by HLC

Michigan Tech has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1928. Our Graduate School offers over 125 certificates, master's, and PhD programs to provide our students and the world with what tomorrow needs.

Who You'll Work With

You'll work with faculty, classmates, and local physicians. Faculty hold expertise in cybersecurity, intelligent medical diagnosis systems, healthcare systems analysis and design–among others. Classmates across the country and world working in healthcare; in fact, 27 percent of our students are online and hold positions like emergency physicians and nurse practitioners. You'll also learn from local physicians at regional health care centers.

Where You'll Work

Our research centers and laboratories serve as critical resources, incubators, and testing grounds for world-changing ideas and innovations. You'll also work in one of nine community clinics for exposure in a variety of health care settings, such as primary, in-patient, ambulatory, behavioral health, community, and regional initiatives.

Faculty Spotlight

Guy Hembroff

Guy Hembroff
Associate Professor,
College of Computing

"By developing solutions that educate people in health care, we can offer self-management and self-efficacy to people."

What's missing is the integration of personal, behavioral, and clinical data we already track with wearable technology, and sharing it securely to run different algorithms–both for the clinical/behavioral side and for the individual. The goal is to give patients and consumers knowledge to receive effective medical care and an improved quality of life.

Program Faculty