Master of Science in Health Informatics

Program Format
Entry Terms
Spring: Jan. 9, 2017
Fall: Sept. 6, 2017
Credits Required for Graduation
33 Semester Hours


The American healthcare system is undergoing dramatic changes and improvements that center on the integration of technology in patient care. Professionals in the field of health informatics—the union of information science, computer science, and healthcare—are driving many of these advancements. Yet as a new and rapidly evolving field, there is a critical shortage of qualified talent.

Northeastern University’s interdisciplinary Master of Science in Health Informatics prepares you to take a leadership role in addressing the combined clinical, technical, and business needs of health-related organizations. You will gain the knowledge and skills to successfully integrate systems, improve workflow, help people work together effectively, and make a real difference in the quality and effectiveness of healthcare delivery—today and in the future.

Program Objectives

  • Understand how information technology, people, health, and the healthcare system interrelate
  • Use information technology and information management concepts and methods to improve healthcare delivery and outcomes
  • Communicate effectively among healthcare practitioners, administrators, and IT professionals, and understand each of their needs and constraints

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