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Health Informatics, MS

Master Of Science

The field of health informatics looks at health data from all angles to identify problems and craft solutions using biomedical data, while keeping in mind patients' needs.

The IU Online Master of Science in Health Informatics is an interdisciplinary program that integrates knowledge from informatics, healthcare, health information technology, and other disciplines to analyze and protect patient data, increase healthcare efficiencies, and produce higher quality patient care. As a student in the program, you prepare to play a critical role in healthcare organizations by leading the design, development, implementation, management, and integration of electronic health record systems, m-health, and other technologies.

Your IU Online MS 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 

Degree Requirements

To graduate with the MS 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) 


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


INFO-B 505Informatics Project Management3 Credits
INFO-B 518Applied Statistical Methods for Biomedical Informatics3 Credits
INFO-B 530Foundations of Health Informatics3 Credits
INFO-B 535Clinical Information Systems3 Credits
INFO-B 581Health Informatics Standards and Terminology3 Credits
INFO-B 642Clinical Decision Support Systems3 Credits
INFO-I 501Introduction to Informatics3 Credits
INFO-B 512Scientific and Clinical Data Management3 Credits
INFO-B 513The Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of Electronic Health Record Systems3 Credits
INFO-B 551Independent Study in Health Informatics1-3 Credits
INFO-B 573Programming for Science Informatics3 Credits
INFO-B 582Health Information Exchange3 Credits
INFO-B 584Practicum in Health Information Technology3 Credits
INFO-B 585Biomedical Analytics3 Credits
INFO-B 605Social Foundations of Informatics3 Credits
INFO-B 626Human Factors Engineering for Health Informatics3 Credits
INFO-B 641Business of Health Informatics3 Credits
INFO-B 643Natural Language Processing for Biomedical Records and Reports3 Credits
INFO-B 644Consumer Health Informatics3 Credits
INFO-H 541Interaction Design Practice3 Credits
INFO-H 543Interaction Design Methods3 Credits
INFO-I 595Professional Internship1-6 Credits

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Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $402.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1206.00

Additional fees will apply.

Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $603.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1809.00
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