8 months
61050 USD/year
61050 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Offered on Boston University's Charles River Campus and online, the MS in Health Informatics exposes students to modern health information technology, including health data collection, processing, and storage.


Key facts

The primary focus of Boston University's program is on electronic medical data generated and stored in healthcare and public health organizations. Individuals graduating from this program will have a solid knowledge of health information technology and systems—including electronic health records (EHRs)—and command of the latest medical technologies.

The Health Informatics program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Completion of a CAHIIM-accredited program is required in order to be eligible to sit for AHIMA professional HIM Certification Exams.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biomedical Sciences and Health IT
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Systems
  • Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare
  • Advanced Health Informatics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 8 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements


  • A completed Application for Graduate Admission
  • Three letters of recommendation. 
  • A personal statement
  • A current résumé
  • Transcript(s) 
  • A nonrefundable application fee of $85 


  • International Student Data Form
  • Authorized financial statement from a bank (original, shown in U.S. dollars)
  • Copy of current I-20 and I-94, both sides (if applicable)
  • Letter of financial support from a sponsor (firm, government, parents, etc.)
  • Notarized English translations of all documents not in English

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    61050 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 61050 USD per year during 8 months.
  • National

    61050 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 61050 USD per year during 8 months.

Part time:

  • Courses Numbered 100–599: $520 per credit for 1–12 credits
  • Courses Numbered 600–999: $955 per credit for 1–11.5 credits

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 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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