M.Sc. On Campus

Health Informatics

George Mason University

12 months
1487 USD/credit
1487 USD/credit
599 USD/credit
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The purpose of the degree is to provide students with a graduate education to advance careers as leaders and innovators in health informatics. The Health Informatics program from George Mason University combines healthcare, medical and information technology domains, and places particular emphasis on the interdisciplinary collaboration between these fields.


George Mason University prepares health informatics professionals with knowledge of healthcare industry and technology solutions, in conjunction with practical skills needed in this dynamically evolving field. 

The program’s goal is to prepare graduates to be able to effectively analyze complex health data, manage evolving health information systems (ranging from evaluation of information needs to design, development, acquisition, implementation, operation and improvement) and support the increased adoption and use of electronic health records.

Students learn about emerging technologies likely to impact delivery of health services in the future

The program provides a basis for students who wish to continue their education toward a doctoral degree in health informatics or a related field. The program consists of three concentrations: Health Data Analytics, Health Informatics Management and Population Health Informatics.

The MS in Health Informatics degree is offered via a regular on-campus or premium priced all-online delivery format. The curriculum in both programs is the same, but students must matriculate through only one pathway.

 Separate application processes are used for online and on-campus programs. Most courses in the on-campus program are taught in the evening at Mason’s Fairfax Campus, with some courses available in hybrid or online formats. On-campus students can complete their degree at their own pace provided that they do so within six years of starting the program.

 The online premium-priced program is offered in a flexible, compressed schedule online format. In the all-online program, courses are taken one at a time, in an accelerated 8-week format, and follow a prescribed sequence.

Career options

This 33-39 credit graduate degree program prepares students to become health information systems specialists, health data analysts, health care managers and consultants. Graduates of the program may be employed in health information technology firms, health care/service organizations and their business partners, as well as public health entities. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Computational Tools in Health Informatics
  • Introduction to the U.S. Health System
  • Introduction to Health Informatics
  • Health Care Databases
  • Health Data: Vocabulary and Standards
  • Advanced Health Information Systems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 alternative credits



On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application for graduate study and application fee
  • An earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, or international equivalent, verified from copies of unofficial transcripts uploaded to the online application Self-Service Center.
  • Copies of unofficial university transcripts and any earned degree 
  • All transcripts from colleges or universities outside the United States must be translated into English
  • Verification of English language proficiency.
  • Official GRE, GMAT, LSAT, or MAT or other official test scores
  • Other supplemental materials specified by your academic program such as essays, departmental forms, portfolios, or interviews

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1487 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1487 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    1487 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1487 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    599 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 599 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Fairfax

1330 - 2300 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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