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MS in Health Informatics

Drexel’s Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI) is a 45-credit online program that provides students from diverse academic and professional backgrounds with the knowledge of how to use information technology efficiently and responsibly to improve health outcomes. The mission of the MSHI program is to advance national healthcare goals by preparing health informatics professionals to exercise leadership in an increasingly patient-centered and data-driven environment. The program pursues this mission by offering an interdisciplinary, broad-based curriculum that encourages engagement with industry and fosters both research-based and experiential learning.

Master's in Health Informatics Program Features

  • Introduces students to the rapidly changing field of health informatics, enabling them to acquire the knowledge and skills to compete for newly-emerging positions
  • Draws on the strengths of partner Colleges at Drexel University, including the College of Nursing and Health Professions, Dornsife School of Public Health and LeBow College of Business
  • MSHI graduates leave Drexel with an understanding of both information systems and healthcare delivery that complements their prior education and experience, and are prepared to work in informatics-related positions in hospitals, primary care, industry, government and academia
  • Students may pursue a dual degree program by combining the MSHI with any other CCI graduate degree program

Available

  • Full-time
  • Part-time
  • Online 
Drexel's MSHI degree program is in Candidacy Status, pending accreditation review by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Drexel University's educational programs are accredited by MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education).

MS in Health Informatics Course Requirements & Descriptions

Please visit Drexel's Graduate Catalog for MSHI course requirements and a sample plan of study (to see course descriptions, please click on the course number under "Degree Requirements"). To find out when courses are offered, please visit Drexel's Term Master Schedule.

Sample Courses:

  • INFO 608 Human-Computer Interaction: Focuses on the physiological, psychological and engineering basis of design and evaluation of human-computer interfaces covering such topics as: theoretical foundation of HCI; cognitive modeling of user interactions; task analysis techniques for gathering design information; iterative design cycles; formative and summative usability testing; and project planning and report writing.
  • INFO 659 Introduction to Data Analytics: Provides an overview of data analytics foundations and techniques for information professionals. Introduces fundamental concepts and theories of data and data science. Discusses methods and techniques of data representation, data analysis, and data visualization. Covers a range of tools and systems that can be used to discover insight and derive values from data.
  • INFO 731 Managing Health Informatics Projects: Introduces sociotechnical issues encountered when implementing informatics projects in diverse health-related settings. Students apply concepts and skills relevant to scoping, planning and executing health informatics projects in organizations.

Apply Now

The MSHI is offered as an online program only. For more information, or to apply, visit Drexel Online at www.drexel.com. You can also visit our Graduate Admissions page for admissions deadlines and requirements for the MSHI program.