Master of Health Informatics

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Program at a Glance
  • Explore the processes and tools used to record, store, and analyze health care information.
  • Apply your learning to a real-world issue in health informatics through a final capstone project.
  • Earn your degree 100% online, while meeting the demands of your career.
  • Learn from experienced professionals currently active in the field.
COURSE EFFORT 12–15 Hours per Week
How Do I Get Started?

We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.

Master of Health Informatics Overview

In today's electronic and data-driven health care industry, the need for experts in health informatics is expected to increase. Purdue University Global's online master's in health informatics intersects health care, computer science, and information management.

Our master's degree can help you position yourself at the forefront of efforts to improve the nation's health care system. Learn to use information technology and information management concepts to improve the efficiency and quality of health care services.

You'll study how to:

  • Design effective strategies based on concepts of leadership and innovation in health informatics.
  • Assess the impact that economics, ethics, professional standards, and the law have on the optimization of health informatics.
  • Evaluate public policy and health care policies and procedures to support health informatics innovation across systems.
  • Formulate data to optimize financial outcomes.

HIMSS-Approved Education Partner

Purdue Global is recognized by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) as an Approved Education Partner (AEP).

HIMSS-approved educational programs, which include the Master of Health Informatics, provide advanced knowledge in health information and technology or health care and prepare candidates to sit for the CAHIMS or CPHIMS exam.* View the directory of HIMSS-approved programs.

See the University Catalog for policy and degree plan information specific to this program.

What Is Health Informatics?

The field of health informatics (HI) connects computer science, information science, and health care.

HI professionals work with the processes and tools used to record, store, and analyze health care information; and communicate with both health care providers and IT professionals.

Purdue University Global Is Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission

This accreditation covers all academic programs, all regional locations, and all programs provided via distance education. For more information, please visit or call 800-621-7440.

Health Informatics Job Outlook

Employment of medical and health service managers is projected to grow 20% through 2026—much faster than the average for all occupations. In addition, employment of computer and information systems managers in the health care industry is projected to grow faster than the average during the same period.

What Can I Do With a Master's Degree in Health Informatics?

Graduates of Purdue Global's Master of Health Informatics can pursue many different career paths in a variety of settings including:

  • Hospitals
  • Primary care facilities
  • Physician offices
  • Insurance companies
  • Pharmacies

Some career titles associated with this degree include:

  • Application analyst
  • Clinical analyst
  • Clinical informatics manager
  • Clinical informatics specialist
  • Data analyst—health care
  • Health informatics advocate
  • Health informatics specialist
  • Public health information officer

Is This Master's Degree Right for You?

Our master's degree program is ideal for experienced health care professionals who are looking to advance their careers or for qualified IT workers who wish to transition into the health care industry.

Practice-Focused Capstone

This online master's in health informatics program culminates in the successful completion of a practice-focused capstone project that allows you to apply what you've learned to a challenging, real-world problem or issue under the mentorship of a faculty advisor.

Courses within the online Master of Health Informatics focus on the strategic and operational relevance and robustness of clinical information, resources, workflow, and connectivity within the health care industry and public health sectors.

Sample Courses
  • Leadership in Health Care
  • Project Management of Health Information Systems
  • Health Care Data Analysis
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Information
  • Information Systems and Technology Management
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Credit Breakdown
  • Core Credits48
  • Total Credits48

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Maine residents will pay $420.00 per credit for all graduate programs, with the exception of the Doctor of Nursing Practice. Tuition does not include University fees and associated program fees. View tuition and fee information or contact an Admissions Advisor for more information.

Get to Know Our Faculty

Purdue Global faculty members are real-world practitioners who bring knowledge gained through the powerful combination of higher learning and industry experience.

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97% Faculty members who have advanced degrees
45% Faculty members who hold a doctorate
218 Faculty publications in 2017–2018
Nearly 87,000 Professional development hours logged by faculty in 2017–2018

Statistics include all Purdue Global faculty members and are not school or program-specific calculations. Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis and Center for Teaching and Learning. 2017–2018 academic year. Note: all figures include data prior to the March 2018 purchase of Kaplan University by Purdue University and subsequent creation of Purdue University Global.

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Download our brochure to learn more about our Master of Health Informatics and the benefits of earning your degree at Purdue Global.

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*Students are responsible for understanding the requirements of optional certification exams. The University cannot guarantee students will be eligible to sit for or pass exams. In some cases, work experience, additional coursework beyond the Purdue Global program, fieldwork, and/or background checks may be necessary to be eligible to take or to successfully pass the exams.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical and Health Service Managers,, and Computer and Information Systems Managers, National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.

Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Prior experience may be necessary for leadership positions.