Health Informatics

Health Informatics

Graduate College | Henrietta Schmoll School of Health

Health informatics is the interdisciplinary study of the adoption, design, and application of technology and scientific innovations in the healthcare industry.

With the online Master of Health Informatics (MHI) degree from St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN, you’ll be prepared for the applied practice and research of informatics across clinical and public health domains.

Program Details

Format: Online

Completion time: 28 months

Credits: 38

Cost per credit (2020–2021): $759

Start: Fall or spring

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Sample plan of study


Each new MHI student will be considered for up to $5,000 in funding from these scholarship programs: Leadership in Health Informatics, diversity, alumni, and academic achievement.

MHI students employed by St. Kate’s corporate partners also receive a scholarship, reducing tuition costs by 10%. Students are also eligible to apply for loan and grant programs.

Prepare for a Career in a Growing Healthcare Field

St. Kate's online MHI program focuses on the following areas:

  • clinical — applying informatics and IT to deliver healthcare services

  • consumer health — including patient-focused informatics, health literacy, and consumer education

  • public health — including surveillance, prevention, preparedness, and health promotion

Through your mastery of data analytics, security, quality, and privacy, as well as your grounding in health informatics ethics, you will be uniquely prepared to uncover foundational healthcare disparities, and develop and evaluate proposals to meet these needs.

With technological advances and a changing healthcare landscape, there is a growing need for skilled, versatile, and well-trained health information specialists. Organizations are investing in people with the technology and training to prevent security breaches, manage IT systems, and collect and apply accurate, useful data.

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Careers in Health Informatics

Graduates of the online health informatics master's degree are employed in leadership positions throughout healthcare systems, aging services systems, and public health and government entities. With your MHI degree, you will be prepared to:

  • analyze healthcare problems and questions
  • produce innovative solutions that meet the data needs of multiple stakeholders
  • provide ethical leadership in the promotion of data privacy and cybersecurity
  • integrate an appreciation of context — including social, organizational, cultural, and behavioral frameworks — in the application of health informatics
  • lead transformative change in the dynamic and ever-changing healthcare delivery system, applying data science to improve healthcare quality and address healthcare disparities on a local, national, and global scale.