Health Informatics, M.Sc. | Part time online | Northwestern University | United States
12 months
60096 USD/year
60096 USD/year
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The online MS in Health Informatics (MHI) program is offered in partnership with Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, a leader in the medical community. 


MHI students prepare 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.

Master's in Health Informatics Program Goals

An interdisciplinary professional program, MHI graduates at Northwestern University will possess the knowledge, skills and aptitude to:

  • Anticipate and assess evolving health informatics needs from clinical, technical, operational and financial perspectives.
  • Create a vision for the use of information to improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of patient-centered care and public health.
  • Nurture the development of leadership skills to navigate the privacy, security, legal, regulatory, ethical and social challenges inherent to health informatics.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  American Health Care System      
  •  Fundamentals of Health Informatics
  • Legal, Ethical & Social Issues
  • Health Analytics Leadership
  • HIT Standards and Interoperability
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Telecommunications Networks

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


12 SCH



Academic requirements

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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: Applicants are required to submit a 300 to 550 word statement of purpose outlining how the degree program will help them meet their academic and professional goals. The statement of purpose can be uploaded via the online application.
  • Applicants are required to submit a resume. The resume can be uploaded via the online application.
  • Current résumé or curriculum vitae
  • TOEFL or IELTS Not Required

Tuition Fee

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    60096 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 60096 USD for the full programme during 12 months.


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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