A Certificate in Health Informatics focuses on hands-on skills taught by industry leaders using and implementing advanced health information technology. Just 12 credits, this certificate can be completed in as little as 8-12 months.
The demand for Health IT employment is expected to grow by 15%, adding over 29,000 jobs between 2014 and 2024. The rate of employment of medical records and health information technicians is expected to increase by 21% from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average growth rate for all occupations (14%). Whether you are already working in the healthcare field and want to advance your career, or you seek to move into this high-demand industry, the Master of Science in Health Informatics could be right for you.
What Is a Health Informatics M.S.?
A master's degree in Health Informatics addresses the intersection of healthcare and information technology. Saint Joseph's University's Health Informatics M.S. helps students gain the skills they need to analyze health data and improve patient care.
100% Online Master's in Health Informatics
The Health Informatics M.S. is designed to meet the needs of both working professionals in the field looking to advance their careers. Courses in the master’s program are fully online, with small virtual class sizes making it easy to connect with your professors and classmates to develop your graduate network. For maximum flexibility, this program can be completed on a part-time basis.
Dual Degree Option - M.S./M.H.A.
For those interested in pursuing an administration or managerial training degree, Saint Joseph’s offers the option to dual-enroll in our Master of Health Administration program and our M.S. in Health Informatics. With just 45 credits, you can earn two master’s degrees, expanding opportunities for career advancement.
What Can I Do with Master’s Degree in Health Informatics?
Employers in both the healthcare provider and for-profit sectors report a lack of qualified talent followed by a high level of recruiting pressure among existing employees. With a master’s in Health Informatics, you can meet this need and contribute to improved processes and systems affecting patient care.
Positions relevant to this degree include:
- Information technology professionals
- Health information technology professionals
- Medical records professionals
How Will Saint Joseph's Prepare Me for a Career in Health Informatics?
Saint Joseph’s University’s Health Informatics M.S. is an interdisciplinary graduate degree. The field draws from several disciplines represented across the University community with a global commitment to improving the lives and health of everyone in our regional community. Classes are taught by experienced practitioners and thought-leading researchers who are shaping the field of healthcare.
You will be challenged to analyze health data across the continuum of healthcare delivery to improve patient care and advance individual and population health outcomes. Through rigorous coursework and hands-on learning experiences, you’ll be well prepared for a successful career in health informatics.
Finding Employment in the City of "Meds"
The city of Philadelphia is a unique place to pursue a graduate degree in Health Informatics. Philadelphia is known for having a high concentration of hospitals and healthcare companies. Regional employers include Highmark Blue Cross, MainLine Health, Penn Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and more. By studying health informatics at Saint Joseph’s University's School of Health Studies and Education, you will be connected to our deep network within Philadelphia's healthcare sector.
At a Glance
Master of Science
Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits & Concentrations
9 credits per semester
6 credits or less per semester
Tuition & Fees
Average Class Size
Average Work Experience
The average student in the program has 7 years of work experience in the health care industry. A minimum of 2 years of work experience is recommended to apply to the program.
|International Student Requirements||Among other requirements, international students must score a minimum of 90 on the TOEFL in order to be admitted.|
Jobs in Health Administration
What does a health informatician do?
Graduate assistantships are offered on a limited basis. Please contact the program director for availability.
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