Health Informatics

University of Scranton

M.Sc. Online
24 months
757 USD/credit
757 USD/credit
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With the online Master of Science in Health Informatics programme from the University of Scranton you will make well-informed, data-driven healthcare decisions that keep patient-centered care at the forefront of the constantly evolving medical field. 


The degree program is focuses on developing an integrative approach to patient care and will equip you with interdisciplinary tools in the healthcare informatics field, which include the following:

  • Information science
  • Communication
  • Business
  • Information systems
  • Leadership

Career opportunities

In today’s world, electronic health records and electronic billing have become the new normal and their use only going to grow for the across all of health care. The health informatics field benefits both the patients and health care professionals by making it easier to handle patient safety, improve quality, find and solve problems and enhance the use of data. Health informatics is critical to the development and implementation of health services and systems. This is especially true for administrative, clinical, financial and managerial operations in the healthcare sector. New models of patient care and new standards for quality and safety rely on informatics.

Accountable care organizations with healthcare reform initiatives need data experts well-versed in the management of informatics. Yet the labor market is not meeting the demand for health informatics employees. 

Graduates of the Health Informatics programme from the University of Scranton become:

  • Health Informatics Consultant
  • Nurse Informaticist
  • Medical Informatics Analyst
  • Clinical Informaticist
  • Insurance Analyst
  • Home Health Care Specialist
  • Coding Auditor/Analyst

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Introduction to Healthcare                            
  • Computer Information Technology for Health Professionals
  • Introduction to Health Informatics  
  • Healthcare Knowledge for Health Informatics
  • Principles of Computer Science and Software Development
  • Information Technology for Health Informatics 
  • Database Principles and Applications 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




33 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.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

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

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university, or the equivalent from an international college or university, is required. You must also have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). 
  • Online Application
  • Professional Resume
  • Statement of Intent
  • 3 Letters of Reference. References should be from someone with whom the applicant has an academic or professional relationship
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act (read and sign the two following forms)
    • Background Check Disclosure
    • Background Check Authorization

Tuition Fee

  • International

    757 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 757 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    757 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 757 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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