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Masters of Science in Health Sciences (Informatics)

Master's in Health Sciences (Healthcare Informatics)

To align with the changing landscape within the U.S. healthcare delivery system, Excelsior College offers a Masters of Science in Health Sciences (Healthcare Informatics specialization). Students will acquire foundational knowledge related to current trends such as information system solutions and design, electronic medical records, decision support, classifications, concept representation, and privacy and security of information. Students also develop skills that will allow them to:

  • Apply healthcare informatics knowledge and skills to a variety of settings.
  • Utilize critical thinking to identify solutions to improve healthcare delivery.
  • Design, implement, and evaluate healthcare informatics management systems.

With these skills students are able to seek positions in:

  • Hospital systems
  • Health departments
  • Long term care settings
  • Health information management

An Online Masters Degree for Working Adults

Excelsior designed this online master's degree with a specialization in healthcare informatics for adult students who have busy lives and a lot of real-world experience. You'll enjoy:

  • Generous credit-transfer policies that allow for up to 50% of your previous graduate course work to be applied.
  • Flexible 8-week online courses that allow you to work while you earn your degree.
  • Personalized academic support from advisors who know you by name.
  • Outstanding faculty who are leaders in their field.
  • Affordable tuition and fees competitive with public institutions, along with flexible-payment options, financial aid, and other forms of support.

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MS in Health Sciences (Informatics) Credit Requirements

MS in Health Sciences (Informatics) Credit Requirements

The Master of Science in Health Sciences program is a 36 credit degree consisting of an 18 credit core, a 15 credit specialization, and a three credit capstone course. The courses comprising the healthcare informatics specialization are:

  • HINF 521: Data, Information and Knowledge
  • HINF 522: Informatics and the Health Care Delivery System
  • HINF 551: Systems Lifecycle
  • HINF 555: Knowledge Representation
  • NUR 680: Management Information for Decision Support

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Program Outcomes

Students who complete a Healthcare Informatics specialization will be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in using multiple strategies of communication to convey complex thoughts and ideas.
  • Use research findings to explain and direct the resolution of practice related issues and challenges.
  • Apply leadership skills in managing people and programs.
  • Analyze issues and challenges, including new and emerging trends.
  • Use knowledge of health care policy and delivery systems to guide professional practice.
  • Implement specialized knowledge and skills in an advanced practice role.

Catalog: Health Sciences

Health Sciences Catalog

Review degree requirements, learning outcomes, core courses, and more in the School of Health Sciences Catalog.

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Institutional Accreditation

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Excelsior College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

All of Excelsior College's academic programs are registered (i.e., approved) by the New York State Education Department.

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