Health Care Informatics, M.Sc. | Online (optional) | University of San Diego | San Diego, United States
24 months
1535 USD/credit 32235 USD/year
1535 USD/credit 32235 USD/year
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The Health Care Informatics program at University of San Diego prepares you for success with a practical curriculum that develops your technical, programmatic and analytic competencies while addressing contemporary issues in informatics such as population health analysis, clinical documentation and workflow optimization, and data security.


Earn Your Master’s Degree in Health Care Informatics – Online or on Campus

Health care informatics is a rapidly growing, interdisciplinary field that resides at the intersection of computer science, information management, and healthcare. Its purpose is the automation, management and improvement of health information in the support of health care delivery.

The Health Care Informatics program at University of San Diego is cross-disciplinary and draws faculty from healthcare, business, engineering, and computer science to prepare you with the range of skills necessary to take on a leadership role in informatics within your organization, or to apply your highly marketable skills to a new challenge.

USD’s M.S. in Health Informatics is offered in both campus-based and online formats, both of which can be completed in as little as two years.

What You’ll Learn in the M.S. in Health Care Informatics Program

University of San Diego’s MS-HCI integrates healthcare information management,  information technology, health system leadership and business knowledge/skills to prepare you for a variety of health informatics and clinical analytics positions.  You will learn technical skills such as:

  • Design and management of databases
  • Application of information systems to solve clinical problems
  • Workflow design
  • Design for the integration of human/technology systems
  • Advanced leadership skills in project/technology team management
  • Organizational leadership in data and technology management

You’ll also develop key business management and healthcare administration skills, including:

  • Leadership
  • Conflict resolution
  • Financial management
  • Data management
  • Strategic planning
  • Policy development
  • Professional and ethical responsibility

Throughout the program, you’ll create and maintain a portfolio that reflects the knowledge you’ve developed and skills you’ve mastered – preparing you not only for graduation but for demonstrating your expertise to potential employers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Health Care Information Management
  • Health Care Delivery Systems
  • Systems Analysis and Design for Health Care Informatics
  • Database Design and Knowledge Management
  • Biostatistics
  • Clinical Documentation: Electronic Medical Record Systems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


42 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Successful completion of a bachelor’s degree or equivalent, from an accredited university
  • Basic computer and information management skills, including familiarity and experience with Microsoft Office products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Basic understanding of medical terminology (Non-health care professionals will need to complete the online medical terminology course by the end of the first term. This course is not part of the degree curriculum.)
  • A TOEFL exam – the new TOEFL at Home test is a great option
  • A course by course transcript evaluation and report by one of these approved agencies. No other transcript evaluation will be accepted for degrees earned outside the U.S.
  • If you are currently in the U.S. on an F-1 or M-1 student visa, you are not eligible to pursue the online section of our program, per U.S. immigration regulations
  • College/University Transcripts
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose/Personal Statement
  • One letter of support from a current employer

Work experience

  • One year of work experience preferred

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32235 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1535 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    32235 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1535 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for San Diego

1400 - 2455 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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