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Health informatics is a crucial field of study used across the healthcare profession. Organizations, practitioners and researchers use health informatics to provide healthcare data that leads to scientific breakthroughs, leading-edge treatment and improved patient outcomes. Online programs from The University of Scranton give you the knowledge and skills to lead in the health informatics field. Choose the online health informatics program most appropriate for your experience and career goals, and pursue a role in information technology, data analytics, administration, consultation and more.

CAHIIM Accredited*

Scranton’s M.S. in Health Informatics is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Backed by Experts

Study with experienced faculty distinguished by their cutting-edge knowledge of the most on-trend topics in the field.

Affordable

We’ll help you with your FAFSA application, financial aid, military benefits and more. Plus, there is no application fee for The University of Scranton’s online programs.

Nationwide, healthcare systems need qualified health informatics professionals. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that jobs for medical records and health information specialists will grow 9% through 2030, adding around 34,300 openings per year.1 The University of Scranton’s health informatics programs are built to help you thrive in this exciting field.

Launch your career with the online health informatics certificate program, which is ideal for building a comprehensive knowledge base and exploring health informatics topics. Choose an online health informatics master’s program to move into a new specialty or advance in your career. The University of Scranton offers an MHA in Health Informatics, an M.S. in Health Informatics and an M.S. in Health Informatics: Data Analytics.

Online Health Informatics Graduate Degree and Certificate Programs

Online

8 months Duration

12 Credits

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Program Benefits

  • No work experience, GMAT or GRE scores required
  • Four courses
  • Founded in Jesuit principles

Become an ethical, knowledgeable professional with the Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics. You’ll take the first four courses from our Master of Science in Health Informatics program and build your understanding of health data management, systems interoperability, algorithm design, programming languages and more.

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Online

2.5 years Duration

53 Credits

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Program Benefits

  • Transfer up to 6 Credits
  • No GMAT or GRE scores required
  • Founded in Jesuit principles
  • 3 specialization courses

Through just six additional credits on top of the MHA degree, you’ll understand the important role health informatics plays in not only healthcare institutions but also community organizations and the public sector. Courses will examine the impact of health informatics on policy and the skills needed to operate a healthcare organization in today’s economy.

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Online

2 years Duration

33 Credits

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Program Benefits

  • Transfer up to 6 Credits
  • No GMAT or GRE scores required
  • CAHIIM-accredited
  • 3 start dates per year

The University of Scranton’s Master of Science in Health Informatics prepares you to translate numbers knowledge into better patient care. Learn information and communication systems, technologies and principles, and emerge with unique skills to advance in rapidly growing health informatics jobs. This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

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Online

2.5 years Duration

41 Credits

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Program Benefits

  • Transfer up to 6 Credits
  • No GMAT or GRE scores required
  • CAHIIM-accredited
  • 3 start dates per year

Prepare to mine data for healthcare solutions with The University of Scranton’s online master’s degree in Health Informatics. The optional Data Analytics specialization offers skills for careers where you connect the dots within big data to help bolster patient care across populations. You’ll engage in an education that matches the quality of similar analytics courses but led by the expert faculty found only at The University of Scranton. This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

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Careers in Health Informatics

After completing your online health informatics program, you can apply your knowledge of technology, policy, planning and quality management in numerous exciting roles. Pursue employment in hospitals, outpatient facilities and clinics, dental offices, public health agencies, occupational and physical therapy clinics, insurance companies and anywhere patient records are stored.

Informatics Nurse $79,456 per year2

Health Informatics Specialist $64,408 per year3

Health Information Technologist $51,840 per year1

FAQs

In the U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 rankings, the University of Scranton is ranked No. 5 among the Best Regional Schools in the North and ranked in the top 50 Best Value Schools. You can learn more about our awards and recognition here.

The University of Scranton is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

  • Scranton’s Kania Business School is accredited by AACSB International, a distinction received by only 5% of business schools worldwide.
  • Our online Master of Health Administration was one of the first online programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME).
  • The M.S. in Health Informatics and the specialization in Data Analytics is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

You can learn more about our accreditation here.

Work experience is required for admission to certain programs. To find out if work experience is required for your chosen degree, call 866-373-9547 or email.

Yes, The University of Scranton accepts transfer credits for some programs. To learn about the transfer process and how many credits you may transfer, call 866-373-9547 or email.

While both online and on-campus programs offer the same quality rigor and instruction, online programs are typically ideal for full-time working professionals due to the maximum flexibility they offer. Online students can study where and when it’s best for them instead of traveling to campus to complete courses in person. This flexibility allows them to balance their obligations with schoolwork and achieve their ultimate goals.

The expected hours will vary per program. In undergraduate courses, you can expect to work at least 8–10 hours per week, per class. For a graduate-level program, you may have 12–15 hours per week of classwork, per course. Contact us to learn more at 866-373-9547 or onlineprograms@scranton.edu.

Yes, The University of Scranton is a participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program.

A summary of benefits is available here. Additionally, the friendly staff at the University of Scranton Online Admissions Office can be contacted directly at 866-373-9547 or onlineprograms@scranton.edu to answer your questions.

Sources and Disclaimer

  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Medical Records and Health Information Technicians. Accessed on Jan. 18, 2022, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-records-and-health-information-technicians.htm.
  2. PayScale. Average Informatics Nurse Salary. Accessed on Jan. 18, 2022, from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Informatics_Nurse/Salary.
  3. PayScale. Average Health Informatics Specialist Salary. Accessed on Jan. 18, 2022, from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Health_Informatics_Specialist/Salary.
C A H I IM Accredited Program

*The Health Informatics accreditor of The University of Scranton is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The University’s accreditation for Master’s degree in Health Informatics has been affirmed through 2028-2029. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at info@cahiim.org.