M.Sc. Online

Health Informatics

Northwestern University

12 months
4579 USD/module
4579 USD/module
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The Health Informatics program of Northwestern University is offered in partnership with Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, a leader in the medical community.


The Health Informatics program of Northwestern University prepares students for emerging opportunities and roles across the healthcare enterprise in classes taught by thought leaders in the informatics field. Graduates leave the program ready to leverage technology tools and data for more efficient, patient-centered healthcare delivery and improved population health, and apply essential skills such as organizational change leadership and project management.

MHI students come from a range of backgrounds that are reflected in three distinct program specializations: Clinical Informatics, Health Technology Informatics, and Health Administration Informatics. Fully accredited, SPS online courses marry the best aspects of online technology with the interactivity of the classroom in a format designed to work with students' busy schedules.

Career paths

The field of health informatics has evolved dramatically since the 2006 launch of Northwestern’s original Medical Informatics (MMI) Program. Once primarily the purview of physicians and technologists, the field now engages a much broader and growing spectrum of clinical, technical, administrative and financial services professionals collaborating in hospitals, group practices, nursing care centers, home health agencies, laboratories, community care facilities and family services agencies, among other settings. Increasingly, the challenges and opportunities of this burgeoning field also attract innovators and entrepreneurs from industries outside the health care mainstream. Northwestern’s MHI program responds to these dynamic trends to meet the current and future educational needs of individuals who are entering, or are currently employed in, the field of health informatics. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  American Health Care System      
  •  Introduction to Health Informatics
  • Legal, Ethical & Social Issues
  • Health Analytics Leadership
  • HIT Standards and Interoperability
  • Decision Support Systems

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application
  • One sealed copy of official transcripts from ALL previously attended colleges and universities
  • Two letters of recommendation focusing on academic and professional achievement and ability
  • Statement of purpose
  • Current résumé or curriculum vitae
  • TOEFL or IELTS Not Required

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4579 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4579 USD per module during 12 months.
  • National

    4579 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4579 USD per module during 12 months.
  • per course: $4,579


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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