Health Informatics

Lead healthcare into the digital age

Learn the industry standards for health informatics at SRU

Health Informatics (Master of Science)

Offered by: Computer Science

Slippery Rock University's Online Master's in Health Informatics program develops students into healthcare professionals and gives them an advanced understanding of life-saving health technology. Health informatics has evolved rapidly since its inception and continues to become more efficient and effective. After graduating from the master's program, students meet the growing demand for highly-trained health informatics professionals.

Our classes are offered completely online, providing a convenient format for working professionals. Our curriculum is interdisciplinary and can be completed in 10 months if started in the fall term. The program is also offered in the winter, spring, and summer semesters.

Why get a graduate degree in Health Informatics?

Health informatics specialists work in healthcare institutions to establish and maintain the information technology systems within the organizations. 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 data mining processes.

The majority of health informatics specialists work as liaisons between corporate data management and technology departments to store, retrieve, process, and analyze data using the latest hardware and software systems.

What will you learn?

Students in SRU's Health Informatics M.S. program take courses that cover subjects such as healthcare, technology, and data analytics. These classes reflect the current industry standards and principles. In addition to being fully online, students learn from our expert faculty. Classes include Big Data Analysis, Foundations of Public Health, and Software Engineering and Project Management.

Careers in Health Informatics

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment opportunities in the field are growing faster than average compared to other occupations. Earning a master's degree at SRU increases the salary potential and positions available to graduates in Pennsylvania and across the country. Health Informatics graduates often work at pharmaceutical and tech companies, hospitals, government agencies, and more.

Admissions 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

Earn your Master’s in Health Informatics degree at SRU!

Slippery Rock University's Online Master's in Health Informatics program prepares graduates for the crucially important role of managing information technology within healthcare institutions. Interested in learning about the program? Learn more today!