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Master of Science in Health Informatics

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Master of Science Degree and Certificate Programs in Health Informatics

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Through a Master of Science in Health Informatics (HI) or one of our HI certificate programs, you'll learn how to use data and technology to improve the value of health care. The field of Health Informatics is experiencing explosive growth. The number of related jobs is expected to grow 20 percent by 2026. Graduates of a Health Informatics program can expand their careers in a number of fields, including health management, heath analytics, and health technology. Prepare for employment as a health data scientist, privacy officer, or a health informatics business analyst, and more.

Pitt SHRS faculty are committed to developing the next generation of master’s-trained health informatics professionals regionally, nationally, and internationally. Our expert faculty are thought leaders at the forefront of innovation in the industry and are helping to shape the future of health informatics. Choose from our online and on-campus options. Programs can be completed on a part-time or full-time basis depending on your educational and professional needs.

The Master of Science in Health Informatics and certificate programs are STEM designated.

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Learn more about the flexibility of each program and how HI graduates can immediately apply their knowledge through modern technologies and critical thinking.

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We welcome students of all educational and professional backgrounds, but HI students typically have experience in health and rehabilitation sciences, health information management, information science, computer science, biology, management, nursing, or other clinical fields. Here's how to apply.

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We offer four Health Informatics certificate programs to help students open doors to new areas. All students enrolled in these certificate programs are required to complete 10 credits. A certificate program can be finished in one or two terms.

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Curriculum (MS)

Students pursuing a master’s in Health Informatics can choose from four tracks, each offering additional certificate options. Find out how each MSHI track helps students acquire advanced skills to analyze health care data in order to predict and make important decisions, and communicate this data to others. 

The RHIA track is designed for students seeking eligibility to sit for the American Health Information Management (AHIMA) credentialing examination to become a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA). The RHIA concentration leading to a Master of Science degree in Health Informatics is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). 

Results from the 2018 outcomes assessment reported to CAHIIM in the 2019 Annual Program Report (APAR) indicate:

A 100% employer satisfaction rate
A 100% graduate satisfaction rate
A 100% pass rate National Certification Exam