Healthcare Informatics

Online Master's Degree from an Accredited Leader in Adult Education


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.

A Master's in Health Sciences degree boosts your career!

Excelsior is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. As a nonprofit, accredited college, Excelsior upholds the highest academic standards. Graduates from the Master of Science in Health Sciences program will be prepared to move to the next level of their career.

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

See the credit requirements in chart form (PDF)

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

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

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