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Health Informatics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (ARWU) Online
Drexel University's accredited online Master of Science in Health Informatics prepares students to utilize today’s advanced information systems to create more efficient and productive healthcare environments.

About

The demand for workers who understand the relationship between healthcare and information systems is growing rapidly. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates a 37% growth in demand for educated individuals prepared to be administrators, specialists, consultants, educators, and researchers in the healthcare industry.

Drexel University's accredited online Master of Science in Health Informatics prepares students to utilize today’s advanced information systems to create more efficient and productive healthcare environments. This program is ideal for healthcare professionals interested in improving their organization’s use of informatics and for information technology specialists seeking careers with biomedical or health organizations. This interdisciplinary program is housed at the College of Computing and Informatics and receives curricular support from the College of Nursing and Health Professions.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Foundations of Information Systems
  • Introduction to Database Management
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Distributed Computing and Networking
  • Information Systems Analysis and Design
  • Software Project Management
  • Healthcare Informatics
  • Information Assurance

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    45 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      Regular mandatory meetings
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Online group works/assignments

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • A completed application
  • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
  • Scores from the General Aptitude Test of the GRE
  • One letter of recommendation, two suggested (academic, professional, or both)
  • Essay/Statement of Purpose
  • Resume

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!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1265 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1265 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1265 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1265 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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