12 months
23951 USD/year
23951 USD/year
9989 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Empowering students, faculty, clinicians and consumers through health information technology, apply now for this Health Informatics program at University of Kansas.


The University of Kansas Center for Health Informatics (KU-CHI) is an interprofessional center of excellence designed to advance health informatics through knowledge, integration, research and empowerment of faculty and students in the expanding field of applied clinical informatics.

Learning outcomes

Health Informatics is defined generally as understanding the meaning, relationships and properties of health care information as a basis for healthcare knowledge discovery, information retrieval, storage and dissemination for purposes of supporting the process and evaluation of health care of the public.

Career Vision

KU's master's degree in health informatics prepares graduates to integrate health, social-behavioral and informatics knowledge to improve health and well-being of individuals and communities.

Our program prepares graduates for entry- and mid-level positions in hospitals or clinics, electronic health record (EHR) companies, public health organizations and other organizations specializing in knowledge management.

Our graduates also have the skills required to enter the growing field of health information exchange, which includes regional health information organizations and the emerging specialization in personal health records.

On average, students complete the degree in 2 to 3 years. Most students are working professionals who complete the program through part-time enrollment.

Professional progress isn't on hold until after graduation, Our graduates report positive professional outcomes during the program, too. In a survey, nearly half of our graduates (45%) said they had a promotion, salary increase or career move during the program. After graduation, that number increased to 77%.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Health Informatics
  • Transforming of Health Care through Use of Information Systems and Technology 
  • Health Data: Theory and Practice
  • Abstraction and Modeling of Health Care Information
  • Knowledge Management in Health Care
  • Health Informatics Practicum

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


31 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • $75 nonrefundable application fee.
  • Official transcript(s) of all college-level coursework. Transcripts should be sent directly from your college or university to the University of Kansas School of Nursing.
  • A letter clearly stating your detailed personal objectives and career goals .
  • Contact information for three professional colleagues or faculty who are able to attest to your ability for scholarly activity and leadership roles and have agreed to provide a reference for you. The University will send your references a form to complete via email.
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae describing your educational and experiential background. Include information about your education, work experience, clinical leadership, community/organizational involvement, scholarship/research and honors/awards.
  • Bachelor’s degree from a nationally accredited university or college
  • Minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23951 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 23951 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    23951 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23951 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9989 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9989 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Lawrence

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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