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Healthcare Informatics, Master of Science

Healthcare informatics brings together computer technology and clinical expertise to effectively organize, analyze, manage and use clinical knowledge and data for problem solving and decision making. As hospitals and healthcare organizations convert to electronic medical records, the need for healthcare informatics has increased significantly.

Delivery Method

Online

Admission Requirements

  • Graduate School application and $40 fee

  • Submission of all academic transcripts

  • Completion of a baccalaureate degree with a minimum GPA of 2.75/4.0

  • Evidence of completion of an undergraduate or graduate statistics course with a grade of C or better

  • Statement of Purpose: A written statement describing their background in healthcare and/or information technology and their reasons for pursuing a graduate degree in healthcare informatics

Transfer Policy

The Graduate School accepts as transfer credit a maximum of one-third of the total number of hours required for a graduate degree or a certificate program. Some programs may have more restrictive policies limiting transfer credit to less than one-third of the total hours required in their programs; in such cases, the Graduate School conforms to program limitations. Credit can be added to a graduate student's official record only upon approval by the Dean of the Graduate School.

Special Characteristics

This premier graduate program combines the specific information technology needs of healthcare professionals with the professional expertise of the faculty in the SIUE Schools of Business; Education, Health and Human Behavior; Engineering; and Nursing. Healthcare informatics at SIUE will provide you with skills and perspective in planning, designing, implementing and using information technologies. The program is designed for clinical employees who have technology-based responsibilities or those who are interested in moving their careers in that direction. This program provides a unique opportunity for healthcare professionals to leverage prior education and experience to provide leadership to teams using technology to improve patient healthcare options.