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Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI)

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The 100% online Master of Science in Health Informatics program encompasses digital health, data science, and leadership.

Students develop knowledge and skills in: Data collection, storage, extraction, manipulation, network architecture, data analysis and visualization, predictive analytics, healthcare project management, human factors in computer design, ethics, patient experience and healthcare communications are areas of focus in this program.

Develop critical and strategic thinking skills to find solutions for undefined problems and understand how health information technology is used to transform data, making information and knowledge accessible across organizations.

Available Concentrations

  • Health Data Science (HDS)- prepares students to participate on analytic teams, teaches data analysis and interpretation, develops skills and practical experience working with healthcare data.
  • Consumer and Mobile Health (CMH) – prepares students to address the consumer and patient perspective, increase consumer health literacy, and use of mobile and digital technology in healthcare.
  • Leadership – provides students with the depth of knowledge needed to address the complexities of healthcare organizational change, use of data to meet strategic objectives and lead a modern and future-focused healthcare system.

Career Outcomes

Our graduates currently serve in the following roles:

  • Director of Clinical Operations
  • Clinical Data Analyst
  • Nurse Informatist
  • Pharmacy Informatics Specialist
  • EMR Trainer
  • Healthcare Application Analyst.

Surveyed Program Graduate Salary Range: between $75,000 and $150,000 per year.

By 2019, postings for data scientists on Indeed had risen by 256%, and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, predicts data science will see more growth than almost any other field between now and 2029. Source.

Tuition Heading link

  • $750 per Credit Hour

    In Fixed Tuition Costs

  • Only 38 Credit Hours

    To Earn Your Degree

  • $28,500*

    Total Tution Cost

*Library and Technology Fees are an additional $19 per credit hour. Note: The Online MSHI is a Full Cost Recovery Program and is not eligible for tuition waivers by University of Illinois employees.

Employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 28% from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations. Source.

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The UIC online Health Informatics Master's degree and certifications are delivered in an accelerated format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year.
Academic TermApplication DeadlineClasses Begin
Fall 20237/1/20238/21/2023

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Admission Requirements Heading link

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution that equals a U.S. bachelor’s degree and master’s or professional degree from an accredited institution.


  • Official Transcripts

    Registrar-issued transcripts (copies) from the all colleges or universities attended. Transcripts must state degree conferred from awarding institution.

    International students refer to: International Requirements.

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA

    Grade Point Average (GPA) minimum 3.0/4.0 cumulative for all undergraduate degrees, graduate and professional degrees and any additional post-degree coursework.

Master of Science in Health Informatics Courses Heading link

Courses will develop competencies in application of theory and models of consumer health literacy and patient engagement, health technology evaluation and use of mobile health and digital technologies. You can prepare to participate on a team with mobile health informatics and consumer health informatics professionals.

You can earn a field concentration along with your degree by using your 12 hours of required electives to complete concentration requirements without additional time to degree completion.

Health Data Science (HDS) Concentration Courses Heading link

To earn the optional Health Data Science concentration, you must complete two required courses and two electives that total 12 hours.

Leadership in Health Informatics Concentration Courses Heading link

Offered fully online, and in line with UIC’s recognized national reputation in online graduate education, the Leadership concentration can be completed with two required courses and two electives that total 12 hours.

Consumer and Mobile Health Informatics (CMHI) Concentration Courses Heading link

Students who choose the CMHI concentration can earn their degree by completing two required courses and two electives for a total of 12 hours of specialized instruction.


Program Outcomes Heading link


The following outcomes were measured for the MS in Health Informatics in spring of 2021:

  • Acceptance rate: 70% of students accepted enrolled and started the program
  • Completion rate: 93% earned their MS degree within 3 years
  • Satisfaction rate:  92% of graduates were satisfied with the program
  • Employment within one year: 92% of graduates were employed post-program completion
CAHIIM accreditation logo

The Health Informatics accreditor of the University of Illinois Chicago is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for the Master of Science in Health Informatics has been reaffirmed through 2023. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at

*Library and Technology Fees are an additional $19 per credit hour. Note: The Online MSHI is a Full Cost Recovery Program and is not eligible for tuition waivers by University of Illinois employees.

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