Health Informatics

Lead healthcare into the digital age

Meet market demands in healthcare technology

Health Informatics (Master of Science)

Offered by: Computer Science

Are you interested in becoming a health information specialist? Learn why Slippery Rock University should be your best choice for your Master of Science in Health Informatics.

Description:

Health informatics specialists work in a healthcare institution to establish and maintain the information technology systems within the organization. This involves ensuring that the systems comply with company policies, regulations, and the law. Specialists are involved with researching technology systems, planning for the implementation of the chosen system, and analyzing data using datamining processes. The majority of the health informatics specialist positions are in leadership roles that work as a liaison between corporate data management and technology departments to store, retrieve, process and analyze data using the latest hardware and software systems.

By 2018, labor markets project, that there will be a shortage of 190,000 data analytics personnel, which are those individuals with the programming, modeling, and analysis skills needed to make use of big data. Between 2015 and 2025, the United States Health Care and Social Assistance industry is expected to add over 36,000 new jobs in these fields, representing a growth rate of 22 percent, faster than the average of 12% for all occupations in the economy. Marketing research projects that in 2025, almost 1 in 5 workers in the 150-mile region around SRU will work in the health care and social assistance industry, accounting for more than 17 percent of regional employment. The national trend is very similar: the industry is expected to make up 14 percent of the national economy in 2025. This industry is very large and its workforce needs are comparably large.

Slippery Rock University's Master of Science in Health Informatics prepares students to meet the growing demand for highly trained health informatics professionals. The program is interdisciplinary and can be completed in 10 months.

Highlights:

Slippery Rock University's Master of Science in Health Informatics offers:

  • 100% online courses and can be completed in 10 months
  • Interdisciplinary instruction in healthcare, technology, and data analytics
  • A curriculum that reflects the current industry standards and principles
  • Expert faculty with earned doctorates

Requirements:

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee
  • Official Transcripts- Undergraduate/Graduate (Official transcripts must be sent by institution via electronic transcript e-share to graduate.admissions@sru.edu or via mail- faxed copies will not be considered official) 
  • Undergraduate transcripts from an accredited undergraduate institution with a GPA of a 3.00 or higher. Students with a GPA below 3.0 may apply for conditional admission

GRE not required