24 months
1496 USD/credit 44880 USD/year
1418 USD/credit 42540 USD/year
595 USD/credit 17850 USD/year
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The Health Informatics program at The University of Alabama at Birmingham is about optimizing technology to effectively capture and manage health information. 


We offer a master degree in Health Informatics at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. Health Informatics is a rapidly emerging discipline that connects people, technology, and data to better improve healthcare outcomes. 

Health Informatics professionals work with the processes and tools used to implement, maintain, and evaluate health informatics systems and applications. 

The Health Informaticist is a cross-cutting leader who drives analytics and usability.

Fast Facts

  • US News & World Reports ranks 10 UAB graduate programs in the Top 20 Best Graduate Programs (2020).
  • Earn your Master’s degree in 24 months.
  • No GRE required.
  • No healthcare background required.
  • Nationally and internationally recognized faculty as leaders in healthcare IT practice, research, and education.

Programme Structure


  • Health Informatics & Health Care Delivery
  • Analysis and Design of Health Information Systems
  • Clinical & Administrative Systems
  • Principles in Health Informatics
  • Databases and Data Modeling
  • Strategic Planning, Project Management and Contracting

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants for all HI Programs must hold a baccalaureate degree or higher from an accredited university and should meet a GPA of 3.0 or above for the last 60 hours of coursework.
  • Personal Essay Statement highlighting your desire for enrollment and how you will utilize the knowledge and skills gained in your professional career.
  • Current Resume or CV outlining your professional work experience.
  • Three letters of recommendation (not required for the certificate application).
  • Official transcripts from all previous academic work beyond secondary must be submitted directly to the graduate school by mail or email.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    44880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1496 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    42540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1418 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    17850 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 595 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Birmingham

1019 - 1648 USD /month
Living costs

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


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