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Health Informatics, M.Sc.

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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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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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Living costs for Macon

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
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