Masters in Management of Health Informatics and Analytics – GWU 2018-08-30T03:22:01+00:00

The George Washington University — Master of Science in Management of Health Informatics and Analytics (M.S. in Health Informatics) Online Program

Program Description

HealthInformatics@GW, the online Master of Science in Management of Health Informatics and Analytics program from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, prepares students to analyze data to optimize health care delivery in the United States. The Milken Institute School of Public Health is ranked No. 14 on U.S. News & World Report‘s list of best graduate schools in public health (most recently ranked in 2015).

Graduates will be able to improve the efficiency of health care organizations and optimize technology to positively influence decision-making in the field. Designed for professionals with a minimum of two years of health care experience or three years of full-time experience in any other industry, the program prepares students with the skills they need in entrepreneurial and business principles, leadership, project management, and technology to become innovators in health care.

With classes developed and delivered by GW’s world-class faculty, HealthInformatics@GW features the same rigorous academics and selective admissions criteria as the on-campus program. Through a dynamic blend of live online content, high-level collaboration with faculty and peers, and real-world experience, HealthInformatics@GW prepares graduates to lead efforts that will change the health care landscape.

Features of GW’s online M.S. in Health Informatics include:

  • Distinguished and well-connected faculty members who foster professional relationships between students and health care organizations in Washington, D.C., and around the world
  • GW’s large and active alumni network that encourages mentorships, networking opportunities and professional development after graduation
  • An online platform that enables students to stay connected with their peers and engage with faculty no matter their location
  • Two hands-on immersions on GW’s Washington, D.C., campus
  • A community-related capstone research project that teaches students how to take what they learn in the classroom and apply it in the real world
Total Credits 45 credits
Full Time vs. Part Time Students attend one class at a time but
must be working full time while completing the degree.
Time to Complete The online M.S. in Health Informatics degree program can take two to four years to complete.
Immersion/Placement Two (2) on-campus immersions
Tuition $1,710 per credit[1]

About Milken Institute School of Public Health

Located in the heart of our nation’s capital, the George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health is dedicated to advancing the health of local, national and global communities. The Milken Institute School of Public Health was established in 1997 and focuses on bringing together the fields of medicine, business and education to offer professionals the skills and knowledge needed to change the world.

The school’s faculty are key public health professionals who actively work in the field, and our online and on-campus students benefit from their expertise in the classroom and during regularly held office hours. Online students, who have the same opportunities as GW’s on-campus students, are able to work or volunteer in agencies and organizations dedicated to influencing public health and health care policy and practice. Immersion events also enable HealthInformatics@GW students to experience the Milken Institute School of Public Health’s vibrant learning culture.

HealthInformatics@GW Curriculum

GW’s online M.S. in Health Informatics program focuses on developing the skills needed to optimize health care delivery using data and technology. HealthInformatics@GW offers courses in IT project management, population and community health analytics, business intelligence, health innovation, and health informatics. The curriculum is divided into eight 10-week learning modules. Modules are designed around the following core content areas:

  • Health Management & Strategy
  • Medical Informatics & Decision Management
  • Health IT Project Management
  • Population and Community Health Analytics
  • Business Intelligence & the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT)
  • Research Analytics & Predictive Analytics
  • Health Law and Policy
  • Health Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Admission Requirements

  • GPA: A minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA is required, along with a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution of higher learning or an international institution that is accredited by the country’s ministry of education or comparable government agency.
  • Test Requirement: GRE/GMAT results are not required.
  • Work Experience: Two years of full-time health sector experience or three years of full-time experience in any other industry is required. All students with less than two years of health sector experience must pass an online examination about the basics of the U.S. health care system.
  • Additional Requirements: Applicants must submit official transcripts from each academic institution attended, a statement of purpose, two letters of recommendation and a current resume or CV. Applicants are also required to participate in a live, face-to-face interview with an admissions manager that will be recorded via web camera.

Notes

[1] https://publichealthonline.gwu.edu/health-informatics/admissions/tuition-financial-aid/

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