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Schools with Electronic Data Interchange Degrees & Training

Degrees specifically in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) are rare to nonexistent. Some degree programs incorporate EDI coursework into their curricula, though, and short-term training seminars are available as well. To learn more about these training opportunities and how to find the right one for you, read on.

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Degrees in fields such as e-commerce and information technology sometimes provide EDI training. These degrees can be earned through both traditional and distance education at many colleges and universities, as well as through standalone seminars.

Information and Technology Management Schools

These schools offer various program levels that address information technology and EDI topics:

College/University Location Institution Type Degrees Offered Tuition and Fees (2015-2016, In-State)*
Carnegie Mellon University (Heinz) Pittsburgh, PA 4-year, Private Master's $41,371 (Graduate)
Syracuse University Syracuse, NY 4-year, Private Certificate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral $43,318 (Undergraduate), $34,500 (Graduate)
University of Albany - SUNY Albany, NY 4-year, Public Bachelor's, Master's $8,996 (Undergraduate), $12,477 (Graduate)
Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey - Newark Newark, NJ 4-year, Public Master's $18,314 (Graduate)
Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA 4-year, Public Undergraduate and Graduate Certificate, Bachelor's, Master's $12,204 (Undergraduate), $15,644 (Graduate)
Indiana University - Bloomington Bloomington, IN 4-year, Public Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral $10,388 (Undergraduate), $9,743 (Graduate)
University of Nebraska - Omaha Omaha, NE 4-year, Public Certificate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral $6,898 (Undergraduate), $5,836 (Graduate)
University of Texas - Austin (LBJ) Austin, TX 4-year, Public Master's $10,934 (Graduate)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA 4-year, Private Doctoral $49,272 (Graduate)

Source: *National Center for Education Statistics

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School Selection Criteria

Students should consider the following factors when choosing a program:

  • Students who have a certain field of interest - such as healthcare - should search for technology-oriented programs featuring EDI learning specific to that field.
  • EDI programs that offer instruction in specific topics and standards common to EDI, such as ASC X12, XML and Content Inspired Component Architecture (x12.org), should be given top priority.
  • Prospective students also should research the background of the faculty to make sure they have recent or current experience in the fields they teach.
  • Students looking for health information technology programs should ensure these programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management.

Bachelor of Science in E-Business

E-business, e-commerce and related degree programs prepare students for conducting business online by blending information technology and business concepts.

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Information technology (IT) programs prepare students for managing the technology infrastructure of a business. Many IT departments allow students to select a more specific track, such as healthcare or business systems.

Bachelor of Science in Health Information Technology

Health information technology programs are relevant to prospective students because of EDI's prevalence in the healthcare industry, particularly with respect to services like Medicare and Medicaid.

Master of Science in Information Technology

IT professionals who are currently working with EDI and want to advance to a leadership position should consider a master's degree in information technology. Most schools with this program offer different tracks. Students should select a track relevant to EDI such as information security or management. For professionals in healthcare, some IT departments offer master's degrees in health information management.

Programs in information and technology management may include a variety of specializations, including electronic data interchange. With programs available at multiple levels, carefully consider which is most appropriate for your future career.

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