M.Sc. On Campus Online

Health Informatics

Northeastern University

24 months
43400 USD/year
43400 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Health Informatics at Northeastern University prepares students to successfully address the combined clinical, technical, and business needs of health-related professions.


Northeastern University’s interdisciplinary Master of Science in Health Informatics program was the first master’s program in the field. Our students graduate with the knowledge of how technology, people, health, and the healthcare system interrelate; the ability to use technology and information management to improve healthcare delivery and outcomes; and the skills to communicate effectively among healthcare practitioners, administrators, and information technology professionals.

The MS in Health Informatics program is a collaboration between the Bouvé College of Health Sciences and the Khoury College of Computer Sciences. The program offers a flexibly designed curriculum for both part-time and full-time students, combining core courses in healthcare systems and management with elective courses that span vital topics across the industry. Students are able to choose classes based on their interests and backgrounds; students from the healthcare industry are introduced to new technologies. An advisory board of industry professionals provides expert guidance in the program’s development and ongoing curricular advancements—the program remains at the leading edge of advances in the industry.

Career Outlook

Health informatics is a rapidly evolving field—one in which jobs are projected to grow by 23% into 2020. As the healthcare system evolves, the ability to integrate technology into patient care is becoming increasingly imperative, creating great demand for professionals with knowledge of health sciences, computer science, and information technology.

Northeastern’s MS in Health Informatics graduates have gone on to hold positions as clinical, data, business, technical, application, and security analysts, as project managers, and as CIOs, CMIOs, and directors of many prominent companies.

Recent graduates hold positions at Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, Partners Healthcare, Beth Israel, Tufts Medical Center, Lawrence General Hospital, Humedica, and Verisk Analytics.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Health Informatics and Health Information Systems
  • The American Healthcare System
  • Business of Healthcare Informatic
  • Improving the Patient Experience through Informatics
  • Data Management in Healthcare
  • Global Health Information Management
  • Theoretical Foundations in Personal Health Informatics
  • Personal Health Interface Design and Development
  • Creation and Application of Medical Knowledge
  • Public Health Surveillance and Informatics
  • Patient Engagement Informatics and Analytics
  • Quantifying the Value of Informatics
  • Evaluating Healthcare Quality

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


42 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application and fee
  • Unofficial undergraduate/graduate transcripts; (you can submit official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended at the time of admission)
  • Statement of purpose that should include career goals and expected outcomes and benefits from the program
  • Recent professional resumé listing detailed position responsibilities
  • Three confidential letters of recommendation
  • Official TOEFL examination scores (international students only)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    43400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 43400 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    43400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 43400 USD per year during 24 months.

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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