Health Informatics Programs in the United States

Date Compiled: June 2006




Degree Requirements

Sampling of Research Interests

Bellevue University



127 credit hours


Canyon College

Health Care Informatics Certificate


4 core courses



MA, PHD and  in Public Health Informatics

Biomedical Informatics

MS: 30 credit hours, 2 residence units, research project, oral examination, student seminar presentations; PHD: 60 credit hours, 6 residence units, research project, thesis, teaching activities, student seminar presentations


Drexel University

Online Certificate in Healthcare Informatics

Drexel Online

9 credit hours


Emory University


Rollins School of Public Health

48 credit hours, cumulative GPA of at least B-, MSPH thesis, at least 200 hors prakticum experience


Excelsior College


School of Health Sciences

17 credits


George Washington University Medical Center

Master of Public Health or PH or Graduate certificate Program in Health Information Systems

School of Public Health and Health Services

MPH: 45 graduate credits, GPA of 3.0 average; Graduate Certificate: 18 credits, GPA of 3.0 average

Colonoscopy Screening; Health Disparity Information System, HIV incidence

Indiana University

MS in Health Informatics

School of Informatics at IUPUI (Indiana University- Purdue University Indianapolis)

36 credit hours, including a thesis project


John Hopkins Medicine

MS in Health Sciences Informatics; Fellowship in Health Sciences Informatics

Division of Health Sciences Informatics

24 credit hours plus research project


Medical College of Georgia

Online BS or Post-bacc Certificate; Master of Public Health in Health Informatics


BS: 69 credit hours, including practikum; Certificate: 26-27 credit hours, including practikum; MS: 53 credith hours, including a capstone field experience and an internship


New York Medical College

MS in Health Informatics

School of Public Health



Ohio State University


School of Allied Medical Professions

50 credit hours


The State University of New York - University at Buffalo

Advanced Studies Certificate in Medical/Health Informatics

School of Informatics

20 credit hours


The University of Iowa

Interdisciplinary PhD - Health Informatics; Health Informatics Certificate

School of Nursing

PHD: 76 credit hours; Certificate: 20 credit hours


University of Alabama at Birmingham

MS in Health Informatics

School of Health Related Professions

60 credit hours


University of Arizona

Post-Masters Certificate

College of Nursing

15 credit hours

Healthcare information technology/systems (IT/S) implementation

University of California - Davis

MS in Health Informatics

Health System

43 credit hours: 31 required coursework, 3 elective, 9 research, research project and thesis


University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

MS in Health Care Informatics, Health Care Informatics Certificate

School of Nursing

MS: 34 credit hours; Certificate: 16 credit hours

Standardized Language, Impact of Information Systems on Patient Safety and Quality Indicators

University of Illinois at Chicago

MS; Online certificate; dual degree MS in Nursing Administration/MS in Health Informatics; dual degree Doctor of Pharmacy/MS in Health Informatics

College of Applied Health Sciences

MSHI: 45 credit hours (including project research and praktikum); dual degree Doctor of Pharmacy/MS in Health Informatics: 162 credit hours to satisfy core and specific courses for both disciplines; dual degree MS in Nursing Administration/MS in Health Informatics: 64-66 credit hours;


University of Illinois at Chicago

MS in Public Health, Online Certificate in Public Health Informatics, Environmental Health Informatics

School of Public Health

MS: 50 credit hours, field practikum, capstone experience; Online certificate: 4 core courses online, integrative paper; Environmental Health Informatics Certificate: 4 core courses;


University of Kansas

MS in Healtcare Informatics

School of Nursing

40 credit hours


University of Maryland

Graduate Certificate in Public Health Informatics

Department of Public and Community Health

12 credit hours


University of Minnesota

Masters, PHD in Health Informatics

Health Informatics

MS: 32 credit hours including a Capstone project; PHD: premilinary oral examination, PHD thesis, Final oral examination


University of Missouri

MS; Health Informatics Research Training Fellowship

Health Management and Informatics

MS: 4 foundation courses, 13 core courses, field experience (internship), oral comprehensives in the last semester


University of Missouri - St. Louis

Master of Health Sciences in Managerial Decision Making and Informatics


36 credit hours


University of Montana

Associate of Apllied Science or BS in Health Care Informatics

Montana Tech

Associate Degree: 64 credit hours; BS: 120 credit hours


University of North Texas

MS in Information Science specializying in Health Informatics; Certificate of advanced study in Health Informatics

School of Library and Information Science

MS: 36 credit hours, field experience, GPA of 3.0 or higher, no grade of C on core courses, no more than two C grades allowed;Certificate: 24 credit hours, field experience

Web-based clinical information; Information-seeking behavior of health care providers; Organization of medical digital images

University of Pennsylvania

Health Informatics minor

Penn Nursing

4 course units meet the education requirement needed to apply for the National Certification exam in Informatics


University of Texas Houston

MS or PHD in Health Informatics focusing on Clinical Informatics

School of Health Information Sciences at Houston

Health Informatics prefixed courses must be passed with grade "B" or better, MS: 42 credit hours; PHD: 93 credit hours


University of Virginia

MS in Health Evaluation Sciences

Health System

31 credit hours, thesis or praktikum

Temporal pattern analysis in clinical data;

University of Washington

Certificate, MS, PHD, post-graduate fellowships in Biomedical and Health Informatics

Department of Medical Education and Biomedical Informatics

MS: 60 credit hours, including at least nine Thesis credits, cumulative GPA of 3.0 minimum, complete an MS thesis and pass a final exam; PHD: 90 credit hours, including 27 Dissertation credits, formal examinations: qualifying exam, general exam, final exam


University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

MS in Health Care Informatics

College of Health Sciences

MS: 35 credit hours, completion of a thesis or a professional project



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