M.Sc. On Campus

Health Informatics

University of Minnesota

24 months
29864 USD/year
29864 USD/year
19754 USD/year
Tuition fee
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There are two options in the Health Informatics program of the University of Minnesota: MS Plan A and MS Plan B. Plan A is research-oriented, and is designed primarily for health professionals who are seeking additional training in health informatics. Plan B is course-oriented, and is intended for non-health professionals who wish to be trained in this area.


The coursework and credit amount for both plan is the same, however Plan A requires a 10 credit thesis while Plan B requires a 4 credit final project. Both programs are 36 credits that can be completed in as little as two years at a full-time pace. The full list of required courses can be found at the bottom of the page. Students can also consult the Student Handbook, which contains all information related to the program requirements.


The mission of the Health Informatics program of the University of Minnesota is to serve as the academic home for health informatics professional students pursuing a Master of Science in Health Informatics. It will provide a thorough, broad-based, cutting-edge, high-quality educational program that facilitates initial entry and advancement in the health informatics workforce and/or prepare them for doctoral studies in the field.


A workforce of trained health informatics professionals with skills in the information and healthcare sciences who are contributing to solving important problems in health.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Health Informatics Seminar
  • Applied Health Care Databases: Database Principles and Data Evaluation
  • Clinical Informatics and Patient Safety
  • Health Care Analytics and Data Science
  • Population Health Informatics
  • Biostatistics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited institution
  • At least a 3.3 undergrad GPA (Please include unofficial transcripts for all undergraduate courses taken.)
  • At least a 3.3 GPA for any post-baccalaureate degrees (Please include unofficial transcripts for all graduate courses taken.)
  • 6 semester-credits or nine quarter-credits in life or health sciences
  • Programming language course or experience- Experience must be explained and uploaded in "additional materials" section in the application.
  • Personal statement must explain why you are applying for an MS rather than an MHI.
  • Transcripts for all post-secondary courses
  • 2 letters of recommendation. Letters must be from supervisors or faculty rather than peers.
  • Application fee ($75 for US citizens/permanent residents; $95 for international applicants)
  • English scores (TOEFL, IELTS, or MELAB) are required for all applicants.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29864 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 29864 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    29864 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29864 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    19754 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19754 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Minneapolis

1130 - 2045 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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