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​​University of Northwestern – Online Master of Science in Health Informatics2018-02-07T20:56:58+00:00

​​University of Northwestern – Online Master of Science in Health Informatics

Program Overview

According to Northwestern University:

The dynamic field of health informatics operates at the convergence of health care and information technology. The new online MS in Health Informatics (MHI) program is offered in partnership with Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, a leader in the medical community. MHI prepares students for emerging opportunities and roles across the health care enterprise. Students prepare to leverage technology tools and data for more efficient, patient-centered health care services delivery and improved population health, while developing essential skills such as organizational change leadership and project management. Online courses marry the best aspects of online technology with the interactivity of the classroom in a format designed to work with students’ busy schedules.

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This program offers three areas of specialization, which must be declared at the time of application:

  1. Clinical Informatics: This specialization is designed to prepare students to master the knowledge and skills reflected in the core content for clinical informatics approved by the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), which defines the boundaries of the discipline and informs the program requirements for fellowship education in clinical informatics.
  2. Health Administration Informatics: This specialization is designed for students typically involved in health care business, administrative or management roles in a wide variety of settings such as health care organizations, insurers, consulting, technology firms and government.
  3. Health Technology Informatics: This specialization is geared for students typically involved in information technology, not necessarily in the health care sector, in roles such as technology suppliers, web developers and administrators, information system coordinators, and IT project managers, among others.



Admission requirements

According to Northwestern University, to be eligible for admission to the Master of Health Informatics program, applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or its foreign equivalent. A competitive undergraduate record that indicates strong academic ability is required. Work or research experience in clinical, computing or information technology fields is highly desirable but not a requirement for admission.
  • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required, but strong scores bolster chances for admission.
  • Applicants must submit a 300-word statement of purpose explaining how the degree program will help them meet their academic and professional goals. Those without previous education or training in health informatics or a related field should explain how other academic and nonacademic experiences have equipped them to undertake graduate study in the program.
  • One sealed copy of official transcripts from ALL previously attended colleges and universities.
  • Two letters of recommendation focusing on academic and professional achievement and ability
  • Statement of purpose
  • Current résumé or curriculum vitae