Health Informatics

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Specialized training in the informatics aspects of health, information science and technology, and social and behavioral science.

Offered Online Only

The Master of Science in Health Informatics is designed to provide specialized training in the informatics aspects of health, information science and technology, and social and behavioral science, as delineated in the foundational domains of the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). A particular emphasis is placed on health information science and technology to help train the workforce to meet the expanding need for experts in this area.

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate basic proficiency in understanding the theories and methods of social and behavioral science applicable to health informatics.
  2. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the concepts, methods, tools, and current challenges of health informatics.
  3. Demonstrate the mastery of computerized tools of information science and technology applied to health.
  4. Integrate the concepts, methods, and tools of social, behavioral, information science and technology to evaluate, design, and implement solutions to health informatics problems.
  5. Employ effective collaborative leadership, ethical principles, and professional practices to motivate system thinking and a team approach to solving complex health informatics problems.

This program accommodates both full-time and part-time students.  A minimum of 33 credits is required to graduate from the program. The courses in the program will lead to a generalist degree in health informatics.  Courses will be taught by academic and industry experts in the field. The flexible curriculum design as well as a rolling admission, will allow a full-time student to graduate in no more than 4 semesters. A typical part-time student will take approximately 6 semesters to complete the program. Any student with a bachelor’s degree in any field can apply for this program, especially students with a background in health information management. In addition to a bachelor’s degree, students must show successful completion of an undergraduate statistics course with a C or better before the start of the program.

Please see Sample Plans of Study for Full-time | Part-time

For academic questions/information contact:
Jerome Niyirora, Ph.D., RHIA
Health Informatics Program Coordinator & Associate Professor
315-792-7430 |

For admissions questions/information contact:
Alicia Foster
Director of Graduate Admissions
315-792-7347 |


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