Health Care Informatics

University of San Diego

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
1535 USD/credit
1535 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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Health Care Informatics at University of San Diego 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.

University of San Diego’s practical M.S. in Health Care Informatics program 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. The program 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.

Why Choose University of San Diego

USD’s M.S. in Health Care Informatics has been certified as an Approved Education Partner by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), meaning it meets rigorous standards for delivering world-class, effective health care and health IT education. The program prepares students to pass industry health IT exams.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Health Care Information Management
  • Introduction to Health Care Delivery Systems
  • Systems Analysis and Design for Health Care Informatics
  • Database Design and Knowledge Management
  • Strategic Planning and Management of Health Systems
  • Health Care Leadership, Values and Social Justice
  • Financial Management in Health Systems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




42 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an approved, accredited school
  • Basic computer and information management skills
  • Basic understanding of Microsoft Office products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Bachelor’s GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Completion of the University Application
  • Official transcript from the University that conferred your bachelor’s degree
  • Resume/CV
  • Technical aptitude and experience as demonstrated on resume

Work experience

  • One year of work experience preferred

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1535 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1535 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1535 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1535 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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Health Care Informatics
University of San Diego