Health Informatics

Duke University

24 months
57900 USD/year
57900 USD/year
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Students in the Master in Health Informatics program at Duke University develop knowledge and skills in clinical information systems, strategic planning, project management, and a variety of technologies. Knowledge builds on concepts of data-information-knowledge meta-structures and incorporates systems lifecycle planning and expert clinical domain modeling. 


The rigorous Master in Health Informatics program at Duke University combines online instruction with one campus session each semester. The final course in this major (Synthesis of Specialty Practice) is an intensive individualized practicum in a health care organization (minimum of 224 practicum hours) in which the student completes a project under the mentorship of an experienced clinician in the informatics specialty.

The increasing reliance of health care systems on information technology (IT) is opening up new opportunities for nursing informatics specialists who have expertise in both nursing practice and health care IT. Nurse informaticists play key roles in the development and implementation of health care IT systems in areas such as clinical documentation, computerized practitioner order entry, and electronic health records. The average salary of a nursing informaticist in 2017 was over $100,000 according to a workforce survey conducted by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.


  • Distance-based curriculum that requires just two days on campus for a total of two times during the program. Most students are employed full-time and find that although they are busy, they can manage the course workload.

  • Innovative and personalized instruction using synchronous and asynchronous teaching methods

  • Multi-disciplinary faculty with nationally recognized expertise in nursing and biomedical informatics

  • Emphasis on clinical informatics and real-world application

  • Diverse and applied learning activities throughout the curriculum. Practicum in health informatics facilitates applied experience in the informatics role. Students completing the program will be eligible to sit for the American Nurses' Credentialing Center (ANCC) generalist exam for nursing informatics.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Nurse as Scholar: Science Development, Study Design and Statistics
  • Nurse as Scholar: Evidence-based Practice
  • Population Health in a Global Society
  • Professional Transitions: Advanced Nursing Practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




38 alternative credits



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.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

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 in engineering or science from an accredited institution (transcripts required, including an estimated GPA and a grade scale)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume
  • Three recommendations
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or equivalent—official results
  • English Language Testing (TOEFL or IELTS)—official results 
  • Interview and/or a video introduction
  • Nonrefundable application fee of US$75— paid by credit card, or by a check made payable to Duke University

Tuition Fee

  • International

    57900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28950 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    57900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28950 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.


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