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Master of Science in Health Informatics

Congratulations 2018 Masters in Health Informatics Graduates!

Now accepting applications for fall semester 2019.  Application deadline is April 1.  The GRE is not required.

Professionals in Applied Health Informatics have skills in analysis, design, implementation, and evaluation of information systems that support a full range of clinical and patient care functions. Graduates will be prepared for entry and mid-level positions with hospital or clinic informatics departments, electronic health record (EHR) vendors, public health organizations, and as consultants and/or staff in organizations that specialize in knowledge management. Graduates also have the skills to enter the growing field of health information exchange, which includes regional health information organizations and the emerging personal health records. In addition to a foundation in applied health informatics, special skills will be acquired in organizational change, project management and impact evaluation.


laptopWe believe that an interprofessional degree offered by the Office of Graduate Studies, with oversight by the KU Center for Health Informatics, is the desirable degree program for health professionals who want a specialty focus in health informatics. The Advisory Council of this program reflects this commitment to interprofessional collaboration. Faculty with foundations in nursinghealth policy and management, and public health partner to offer courses for this masters' degree in health informatics. 

Overview of Curriculum

hand-held deviceOur students come from varied backgrounds and share a wide range of experiences. Students enrolling in the health informatics program complete 40 credits hours. The curriculum is divided into three required cores: informatics, leadership, and research.  In addition, students select a discipline on which to focus: clinical, health policy & management, or public health. The student and adviser will develop a plan of study that meets the career goals of the student.  The majority of the courses are online. The program concludes with a research project and a practicum that provides hands-on experience and an opportunity for students to take advantage of the resources at numerous clinical and business partners.

Last modified: Sep 11, 2018