Health Informatics MS

In the Master of Science in Health Informatics program in Temple’s College of Public Health, students train to create health data systems and processes in order to improve healthcare delivery, patient care and population health outcomes. The master’s degree program is available onsite or fully online. It is designed for health information management and technology professionals who want to advance in their careers, as well as healthcare professionals, data analysts, IT and allied health professionals who do not have previous health informatics experience.

Health informatics is the application of information technology to healthcare professions, with the aim of creating tools and procedures that facilitate the diagnosis and treatment of patients. The field involves the collection, management and use of information in order to facilitate care delivery and overall health.

As a student in this master’s degree program, you will learn to design, develop and implement health information technology in a variety of healthcare settings. You will also become proficient in the foundations of healthcare delivery, information science and computer science, and you will learn to lead the process of system creation and maintenance through immersive courses.

Graduates of the Health Informatics MS work in a variety of healthcare institutions and vendor settings in a wide range of positions, such as electronic health record system managers and health data analysts. More than half of our graduates have increased their salaries by 10 percent and/or accepted new positions of greater responsibility as a result of their degrees.

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What sets apart our Health Informatics MS?

  • Flexibility for working professionals: The MSHI can be completed onsite at Temple’s Center City Campus, or entirely online. The online option includes live web conference-based courses to facilitate student interaction and team learning.
  • Comprehensive education: Our master’s program features optional concentrations in Cybersecurity, Data Analytics and Population Health Management to address pressing issues in our healthcare delivery system using data-driven and patient-centered information.
  • Fueling Career Growth: All full-time, matriculated Health Informatics master’s students are eligible for free Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society student membership.

Concentrations

Students who complete the program onsite can complete one of the following optional concentrations. Concentrations are not available to students enrolled in the online format.

  • Cybersecurity for Healthcare Professionals

    Learn best practices for protecting and securing healthcare organizations’ clinical networks and protected health information.

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  • Healthcare Data Analytics

    Develop approaches for effectively managing healthcare systems by identifying and reporting information throughout a patient’s journey.

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  • Population Health Management

    Delve into how technology can be used to measure and analyze quality, identify trends in healthcare delivery, and deliver better care to patients.

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Program Format

The part-time, 30-credit degree program can be completed in two years. You can choose to complete the program in person at Temple’s Center City Campus, or fully online.

Course topics such as health data standards, health IT strategy and management, and database administration. The program culminates with a capstone course that simulates go-live training for information technology in a healthcare setting.

See a full list of program courses.

Student Organizations

You can engage with peers and find leadership opportunities in student-led clubs and organizations at the College of Public Health. Learn more about student clubs and organizations.

Academic Advising

The College of Public Health offers personalized advising services to students in each department. For graduate students in Health Informatics, the program director provides program support:

Thomas Martin
Graduate Program Director
Phone: 215-204-1892
Email: hlthinfo@temple.edu

health informatics students collaborating in class

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, this Master of Science program offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. These tuition costs apply to the 2018–2019 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $954.00 per credit
Out-of-state: $1,314.00 per credit

Learn more about our tuition and fees.

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