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Master of Health Informatics

Students interested in the processes for storing and managing medical data could pursue a career in the field of health informatics. Read more about Purdue University Global's Master of Health Informatics.

Official Program Name:

Master of Health Informatics

School Offering Program:

Purdue University Global

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

Prospective students of Purdue Global's Master of Health Informatics should have an interest in managing data related to the health care system. An understanding of computer science, attention-to-detail, and the ability to think critically are all traits that would help someone in this role. Applicants should have a bachelor's degree, and some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

The Master of Health Informatics at Purdue Global consists of core courses that are designed to help students analyze the processes for data acquisition and retrieval in the health care system. Topics of study include public policy, health information systems, leadership, research, and innovation. Students have the chance to learn how to make assessments and design business strategies in health informatics. A capstone project is required at the end of the degree program.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

48 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact the financial aid office at Purdue University Global for more information.

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Required Courses for the Master of Health Informatics:

The master's program is comprised of 12 required 4-credit classes. The degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Purdue Global to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Requirements (48 credits)

  • Leadership in Health Care
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Care Statistics
  • Health Information Systems
  • Clinical Terminologies and Medical Vocabularies
  • Project Management of Health Information Systems
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Information
  • Health Care Data Analytics
  • Information Systems and Technology Management
  • Public Health Biology
  • Infectious Disease Epidemiology
  • Master's Capstone in Health Informatics

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths

Graduates with a Master of Health Informatics could use newly developed key skills to design new formats within the health care industry. They might look for opportunities in a number of different settings, including hospitals, insurance companies, and doctor's offices, and could apply for the following positions:

  • Data analytics engineer
  • Application analyst
  • Chief compliance officer
  • Clinical analyst
  • Health informatics advocate
  • Public health information officer

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