Master of Science in Health Informatics

The Master of Science in Health Informatics is a part-time, 30-credit graduate program designed for information technology and health information management professionals, as well as nurses, physicians and therapists. Previous healthcare or information technology experience isn’t required for admission. The curriculum meets the requirements of the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM).

In the Master of Science in Health Informatics program, you will learn to design, develop and implement health information technology in a variety of healthcare settings. You’ll also become proficient in the foundations of healthcare provision, information science and computer science, and learn to lead the process of system creation and maintenance through immersive courses.

This part-time program is designed for working professionals, who have up to five years to complete the degree. The MSHI is available in person at Temple's Center City Campus (TUCC) in Philadelphia, or online (with a brief residency requirement at TUCC).

Classes & Curriculum

The program comprises 30 credit hours of courses focused on 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 required courses for the Health Informatics MS.


You can focus on Health Informatics or you can take one of the following concentrations.

  • 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

    Take a deep dive 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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health informatics students collaborating in class

Why Health Informatics at Temple?

  • Our program receives regional and national attention because of our excellent student body and our outstanding faculty. Our MS in Health Informatics program is one of only five programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM).
  • Our 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.

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 2017–2018 academic year.

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

Learn more about our tuition and fees.

Our Advisors

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


Additional Program Information