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Health Informatics, M.S.

Learn to analyze biomedical data and make health decisions to support patients’ needs with IU Online’s Master of Science in Health Informatics. This flexible, online master's degree program enables you to play a critical role in healthcare systems by making sense of information that can save lives.

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Course Delivery: 100% Online

Total Credits: 36

In-State Tuition Per Credit: $402.00

Out-of-State Tuition Per Credit: $603.00

Cost of attendance may vary by campus. View the total cost calculator

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Degree Overview

The Master of Science in Health Informatics prepares you to use informatics to make clinical decisions and better serve patients. You’ll take courses in in health information technology, clinical information systems, and biomedical analysis. You’ll develop the skills you need to design, develop, and manage electronic health record systems.


You’ll graduate with an Indiana University degree respected by employers worldwide—and you can work on yours anytime and anywhere. Plus, you’ll enjoy personalized support services throughout your academic journey.

And the benefits start long before graduation. More than half of IU Online students advance in their careers before they complete their degree.

To be accepted to this program, you must have:
  • A bachelor’s degree
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
To apply to this program, complete an online application that includes:
  • Official transcripts
  • GRE scores (Optional)
  • Resume
  • Personal statement (500–750 words)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (international students only)
Application Deadlines

Fall semester (early action): Jan 15

Fall semester: Mar 1

Spring semester (international students): Sep 1

Spring semester: Oct 1

Your IU Online M.S. in Health Informatics prepares you to work with hospitals, doctor's offices, insurance companies, government agencies, and health IT software companies, in such careers as:

  • Health informatics specialist 
  • Clinical analyst 
  • Clinical informatics strategist 
  • Clinical information systems director 
  • Pharmacy informaticist 
  • Nutrition informaticist 
  • Nurse informaticist 
  • Nursing information systems coordinator 

To graduate with the M.S. in Health Informatics, you must complete 36 credit hours.

Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • Health informatics core courses (24 credit hours) 
  • Informatics or computer science elective courses (12 credit hours)

Core Courses
Core Classes for the M.S. in Health Informatics
Course Number Course Name Credits
INFO-B 505 Informatics Project Management 3 Credits
INFO-B 518 Applied Statistical Methods for Biomedical Informatics 3 Credits
INFO-B 530 Foundations of Health Informatics 3 Credits
INFO-B 535 Clinical Information Systems 3 Credits
INFO-B 581 Health Informatics Standards and Terminology 3 Credits
INFO-B 642 Clinical Decision Support Systems 3 Credits
INFO-I 501 Introduction to Informatics 3 Credits

Elective Courses

Core Classes for the M.S. in Health Informatics
Course Number Course Name Credits
INFO-B 512 Scientific and Clinical Decision Management 3 Credits
INFO-B 513 The Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of Electronic Health Record Systems 3 Credits
INFO-B 551 Independent Study in Health Informatics 3 Credits
INFO-B 573 Programming for Science Informatics 3 Credits
INFO-B 582 Health Information Exchange 3 Credits
INFO-B 584 Practicum in Health Information Technology 3 Credits
INFO-B 585 Biomedical Analystics 3 Credits
INFO-B 605 Social Foundations of Informatics 3 Credits
INFO-B 625  Human Factors Engineering for Health Informatics 3 Credits
INFO-B 641 Business of Health Informatics 3 Credits
INFO-B 643 Natural Language Processing for Biomedical Records and Reports 3 Credits
INFO-B 644 Consumer Health Informatics 3 Credits
INFO-H 541 Interaction Design Practice 3 Credits
INFO-H 543 Interaction Design Methods 3 Credits
INFO-I 595 Professional Internship  1-6 Credits

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