Health Informatics

Mercer University

620 USD/credit
620 USD/credit
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Mercer University's Master of Science in Health Informatics program is a fully online degree program designed for aspiring or current professionals who already have an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university and are working in a clinical setting or working in an IT-related field.


Health Informatics is a new and rapidly evolving field that relates to the acquiring, storing, retrieving and using of healthcare information through computing and communication technologies to foster better collaboration among a patient's various healthcare stakeholders. This unique discipline focuses on the application of information technology to deliver effective, efficient and sustainable healthcare services.

With no GRE requirement and its fully online format, this program offers you the convenience and value needed to earn your graduate degree and increase your potential in furthering your career. Through the M.S. in Health Informatics program, you will develop professional knowledge and skills in the following areas: electronic data interchange (EDI) technologies, interoperability standards, risk assessment, clinical decision support systems (CDSS), tele-health, healthcare software requirements specification, systems analysis and design. Students are admitted to the program two times per year in August and January.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Informatics for Healthcare System
  • Healthcare Data Management
  • Evidence Based Decision Making and Clinical Knowledge Management
  • Electronic Data Interchange Technologies in Health Informatics and Interoperability
  • Healthcare Informatics Risk Assessment and Ethics
  • Healthcare IT Project Management
  • Clinical Decision Support Systems and Tele-health in Health Informatics
  • Research Methods in Health Informatics
  • Healthcare Software Requirements Specification and Systems
  • Analysis and Design
  • Capstone Health Informatics Project

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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

  • Submit a completed application along with application fee. 
  • Must submit a minimum of two, but preferably three letters of recommendation for admission.
  • Hold a bachelor's degree in an appropriate field from an ABET accredited program, but applicants will be considered with an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution or its equivalent internationally.
  • Submit GRE score on the general section of the test. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    620 USD/credit
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  • National

    620 USD/credit
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