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Application Deadline November 1, 2024
Start Classes January 13, 2025
Completion Time 30 months
Credit Hours 38
Tuition $750 per credit hour
Degree Type 100% Online Master's

Curriculum Heading link

The 100% online asynchronous Master of Science in Health Informatics program encompasses digital health, data science, and leadership. The 38-credit hour program is housed within University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) College of Applied Health Sciences and can be completed in 30 months.

The curriculum focuses on social informatics at the population level. 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.

Students in the program often have clinical, business, or computer science backgrounds. They value the online format for flexibility, CAHIIM accreditation, and vast professional network.

MSHI Degree Concentrations Heading link

  1. 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.
  2. Consumer and Mobile Health (CMH) – prepares students to address digital transformation which includes the consumer and patient perspective, consumer health literacy, and use of mobile and digital technology in healthcare.
  3. 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.

Learning Outcomes Heading link

  1. Develop critical and strategic thinking skills to find solutions for undefined problems.
  2. Understand how health information technology is used to transform data, making information and knowledge accessible across organizations.
  3. Use systems and tools in hands-on exercises and experiential learning to apply concepts to real-life scenarios
  4. Demonstrate leadership ability to implement and evaluate innovative digital health solutions to address health informatics challenges and positively affect healthcare organizations and stakeholders

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 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.

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Online Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI) Courses Heading link

Health Data Science (HDS) Concentration Courses Heading link

Leadership in Health Informatics Concentration Courses Heading link

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

  • 350 Students Be a part of one of the largest programs. UIC’s MSHI program has 350 current students.

  • 1,200 Graduates Grow your professional network. UIC's MSHI program has more than 1,200 graduates.

Career Outcomes Heading link

Our graduates typically serve in the following roles with salaries ranging from $60,000 to $140,000.

  • Clinical Informatics Specialist: $82,000
  • Senior Healthcare Informatics Analyst: $92,000
  • Pharmacy Informatics Specialist: $110,000
  • Informatics Interface Engineer: $113,000
  • Data Scientist: $121,000
  • Clinical Informatics Analyst: between $60,000 and $120,000
  • Clinical Informatics Specialist: between $80,000 and $140,000
  • Health Informatics Consultant: between $90,000 and $150,000
  • Healthcare Product Manager: between $80,000 and $150,000
  • Healthcare User-Experience Strategist: between $80,000 and $140,000
  • Healthcare Data Scientist:  between $90,000 and $140,000

Source: Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society and Glassdoor


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

  • Acceptance rate: 93%
  • Acceptance and Enrollment rate: 68% of students accepted enrolled and started the program
  • Completion rate: 93% earned their MS degree within 3 years
  • Satisfaction rate: 91% of graduates were satisfied with the program
  • Employment within one year: 92% of graduates were employed post-program completion

* The following outcomes were measured for the MS in Health Informatics in spring of 2022.

Job Growth Heading link

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.

Employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 28% from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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UIC’s MSHI program was the first online graduate program accredited by CAHIIM.

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 2030. 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

Accreditation signals that a program has undergone a rigorous mission- and outcomes-based process and made a long-term commitment to quality education. Programs seeking accreditation must be in substantial compliance with the standards of the field. The accreditation process is designed to foster continuous assessment and improvement, even after accreditation has been achieved. This review processes helps ensure our program continues to evolve with the needs of health informatics and health information management, providing the strongest possible academic curriculum.

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