Department ofBioHealth Informatics

Health Informatics Master of Science

The M.S. in Health Informatics is a 36-credit-hour program that integrates knowledge from informatics, healthcare, health information technology and other disciplines to analyze and protect patient data, increase healthcare efficiencies and produce higher quality patient care.

Careers in Health Informatics

Our graduates play a critical role in health care organizations by leading the design, development, implementation, management, and integration of electronic health record systems, m-health, and other technologies. These individuals often have a passion for improving health care and making a difference in their community as well as the world. Our graduates work on a wide array of projects in hospitals, doctors’ offices, insurance companies, government agencies, and health IT software companies.

A sample of some projects include:

Why study at SOIC?

As a health informatics student, you have access to unique combination of faculty, organizational, and community resources to enhance learning and research. Our faculty are engaged in cutting-edge research on the next generation of health IT systems, applications of health analytics, and development of technologies to support patients wherever they may need access to health informatics. Furthermore, the School of Informatics and Computing collaborates with many world-class partners including:

Indianapolis and the State of Indiana are a significant hub for innovation in the life sciences and a national model for healthcare in the Digital Age. Indianapolis is one of the Most Wired healthcare markets in the nation, home to 5 major technology-ready networks of hospitals and physician practices. Indianapolis is further home to the largest health information exchange in the U.S. These community resources provide access to patient data and research possibilities that are truly unprecedented. Our community is also home to a health informatics accelerator, which works with entrepreneurs to take their innovative ideas to the market.

Getting Started

Students must first apply and be accepted as a graduate student and meet the following prerequisites:

Promising applicants lacking competencies necessary for admission may be allowed to take courses that will satisfy those requirements, as determined by School of Informatics and Computing faculty. Those courses, however, would not count towards degree completion.

Plan of Study

These plans of study are intended for full-time students. Part-time students should take whatever courses are available each semester.

Students may use the summer for a variety of purposes, e.g., preparation for their thesis or project research, elective courses, etc.

Sample Elective Options

Other elective courses are possible upon approval of the faculty. Some elective courses may have prerequisites; so students should check with instructors before enrolling.

Informatics
Computer Science
Others