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Master of Health Informatics (MHI)

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Master of Health Informatics (MHI)

Apply data science to improve quality and address disparities locally or globally.

A fast-changing healthcare landscape needs skilled, well-trained health information specialists.

Use data to improve patient outcomes and healthcare delivery.

Open to anyone with a bachelor’s degree, this online Master of Health Informatics program is for those looking to become a critical link in the healthcare environment. Start leading efforts in data analytics, data privacy and security, and population health with a program emphasizing leadership development. A capstone project gives students the opportunity to apply their new skills, including:

  • Examining data compliance, ethics, privacy and security in health information systems
  • Meeting the critical need to store, retrieve and analyze data in meaningful ways
  • Understanding data visualization theories, principles and techniques
  • Grasping new and current topics in human factors of healthcare technology
  • Maximizing a healthcare organization’s time, money and resources

The MHI program is tailored for working adults as well as full-time students who wish to learn what it takes to apply informatics across clinical and public health domains. The 28-month program includes two summer sessions and prepares you to be a general health informatics professional. The program is open to students of all genders.

Cost & Time

Cost per credit: $795 (2022-23 rates)

Credits required: 36

Time to completion: 28 months

Start: Fall or Spring

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Plan of Study

Below are sample plans of study. For course descriptions and other details, consult the University catalog.

Year 1

  • Fall
    MHI 5070 Introduction to Health Informatics (3cr)
    MHI 5090 Cybersecurity in Health Information Systems (3cr)
  • J-Term
    MBA 6500 Health Care Systems and Policy (3cr)
  • Spring
    MHI 5130 Quality Measures and Management in Health Care (3cr)
    MHI 5110 Applied Health Care Database Principles (3cr)
  • Summer
    MBA 7500 Managing People and Organizations (3cr)

Year 2

  • Fall
    MHI 5170 Population Health Informatics (3cr)
    MHI 5270 Human Factors in Health Information Technology
  • J-Term
    MHI 5210 Project Management and Implementation (2cr)
  • Spring
    MHI 5230 Health Care Data Analytics (3cr)
    MHI 5250 Data Visualization (2cr)

Year 3

  • Fall
    MHI 6130 Social and Behavioral Health Theories and Applications (3cr)
    MHI 5290 Applied Research Practicum (3cr)

Year 1

  • Spring
    MHI 5070 Introduction to Health Informatics (3cr)
    MHI 5130 Quality Measures and Management in Health Care (3cr)
  • Summer
    MBA 7500 Managing People and Organizations (3cr)
  • Fall
    MHI 5090 Cybersecurity in Health Information Systems (3cr)
    MHI 5170 Population Health Informatics (3cr)
    MHI 5270 Human Factors in Health Information Technology (2cr)

Year 2

  • J-Term
    MHI 5210 Project Management and Implementation (2cr)
  • Spring
    MHI 5230 Healthcare Data Analytics (3cr)
    MHI 5250 Data Visualization (2cr)
  • Fall
    MHI 6130 Social and Behavioral Health Theories and Applications (3cr)

Year 3

  • Spring
    MBA 6500 Health Care Systems and Policy (3cr)
  • Fall
    MHI 5110 Applied Health Care Database Principles (3cr)
    MHI 5290 Applied Research Practicum (3cr)
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