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.
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.
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:
The 38-credit online master's in health informatics can be completed in 28 months. All courses are offered in an online format.
St. Kate's online MHI program focuses on the following areas:
Because the field of health informatics is broad, students will be able to focus many of their assignments on their own priority topics. And, with our global focus, you'll understand geographical and cultural needs and responses.
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.
A dual-degree option with St. Catherine's MHI and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs is available for bachelor's-prepared nurses.
At St. Catherine University, you will grow as a leader who engages with intention, acts with justice and serves with compassion. You will build personal relationships with faculty and students alike, while you become immersed in active and collaborative methods of learning.
For the 2019–20 academic year, the tuition rate for the 38-credit MHI degree is $738 per credit. Tuition rates are subject to change each June 1. Additional costs for the program will include fees for student services, technology and books.
Many graduate students are eligible for financial aid, usually in the form of student loans. Other potential sources of funding include tuition benefits from current employers.
St. Catherine offers scholarship support for new students entering the MHI program. Apply to start in F’19 or Sp’20 to be considered for up to $5,000 in scholarship funding:
Scholarship funding is limited – priority consideration is given to individuals who complete the application process by the Fall/Spring application deadlines.
In addition, St. Catherine’s MHI students employed by one of our corporate partners may be eligible to receive a special corporate partner scholarship, reducing tuition costs by 10%.
The MHI degree includes courses and experiences to build your professional competencies.
The MHI program has specific prerequisite and admission requirements.
Our faculty are nationally recognized researchers, global leaders and skilled teachers.