Top Health Information Science Degrees - Houston, TX

Students interested in studying health information science in Houston have a few schools to choose from. Read about one top school's degree programs, ranking and tuition info to help you decide if it's a good fit for you.

School and Ranking Information

The handful of schools offering programs related to health information science in Houston include a pair of 4-year non-profit schools, a couple of 2-year schools, including a for-profit one, and a for-profit institution offering only programs that require less than 2 years. Based on school type, rankings and program offerings, the following is considered a top area school for studying health information science:

  • Winner: University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston is a 4-year public school offering programs in the field. This institution offers certificates and graduate degrees in health informatics.

School Info Chart

Category University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Rankings Tied at #201 for Best Global Universities*
Location Houston, TX
School Type 4-year, public
Average Graduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) $7,582 (in-state), $25,732 (out-of-state)**
Health Informatics Programs Offered Certificate, Master's, Doctorate
Health Informatics Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013 35**
Most Popular Health Informatics Degree Level in 2013 Master's (34 awarded)**
Noteworthy This institution has the original and lone biomedical informatics school***

Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

  • The institution's certificates and master's degree program in health informatics may be completed online
  • The very well-known Texas Medical Center contains the biomedical informatics school
  • Among the vast faculty research interests are patient safety, veterinary informatics and software engineering

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston offers nearly 20 different program options. Texas Medical Center is among the 10 biggest medical schools in the United States. This institution enrolls roughly 4,500 students and has had more than 30,000 alumni since its 1972 establishment.

The School of Biomedical Informatics offers a Master of Science in Health Informatics that covers courses on scientific writing, health data display and healthcare decision making. Students in this program may complete it online and on either a full-time or part-time basis, as well as have the choice between a research track and one for applied health informatics. The school's PhD in Health Informatics program requires coursework on technology assessment, data mining in informatics and social dynamics in the field, though the central focus is on research and a dissertation. The school also offers graduate certificates in health informatics, applied health informatics and public health informatics.

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