Master of Science in Health Informatics
Dynamic curriculum that will produce career-ready professionals poised to provide quality, safe, and efficient healthcare.
UNE Online’s Health Informatics master’s degree program is a 36-credit hour master’s program designed to expand your technical skill set and knowledge-base to make you a leader in the health industry. This program can be completed entirely online, with no campus visits required, and offers the flexibility busy working professionals need in order to complete a graduate degree.
Program Structure and Course Plan
The Health Informatics master’s degree can be completed in six semesters, or two full years, assuming a student takes two courses per semester. Students enrolled in this program must complete 10 required courses, including a field practicum experience as well as any two elective courses. Elective courses are designed to help students meet their educational and professional goals and students may choose to customize their degree plan or pursue one of our optional focus areas.
Focus Your Degree
Choose one of the following focus areas or opt to custom-build your Health Informatics master’s degree plan with our Individualized option.
In this focus area students are prepared for careers in leadership positions in healthcare. Students will obtain the skills needed to be successful leaders including strategic thinking, development of initiatives, strategic planning, financial management, leadership skills and tactics, and healthcare supply chain.
HEALTH DATA ANALYTICS
This focus area prepares students for careers in data science and predictive analytics. Students will conduct a rigorous investigation of health data analytics which will include relevant skills such as: data mining and warehousing, statistical computing and visualization, predictive modeling, and machine learning.
TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
In this focus area students are prepared for careers in training and educational programming for healthcare technology integration. Students explore adult learning theory as it pertains to training in IT settings and master communication techniques to inform their instructional programming.
In addition to completing the 10 required courses, students will choose two elective courses across any focus areas to custom-build a curriculum that best serves a student’s future goals and provides a one of a kind educational experience.
Health Informatics Master’s Capstone & PracticumStudents enrolled in the Master of Science in Health Informatics are required to complete two practical application courses in which they will take concepts in health informatics and apply them to a real-world experience. Students undertake a work experience in a health informatics setting, called a practicum. The UNE practicum coordinator will supervise this experience. Many students choose to complete their capstone experience at their own workplace. In addition to integrating what students have learned, the practicum is an opportunity to network extensively with the informatics workforce prior to graduation.
Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis, with three start dates each year (summer, fall and spring semesters). For more detailed information, please contact an enrollment counselor at the email or phone number below.