Master of science in Health Care Informatics- 100% Online


Become a Leader in Health Care Informatics

University of San Diego’s Health Care Informatics program is specifically designed to create industry leaders. As a HIMSS Approved Education Partner, the University of San Diego provides all the technical and programmatic skills you need to succeed, plus business management skills that will cement your role as a trailblazer in the health care informatics field. Our unique, flexible program is tailored to fit your personal goals so you can start making immediate, impactful change as soon as you graduate.

Designed for working professionals, you can take classes on campus in the evenings, or enroll in our 100% online program. Both formats provide an experienced cross-disciplinary faculty and the ability to customize your experience by choosing one of our learning tracks:

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Health Care Informatics (HCI) Track

The HCI track focuses on applying data to solve questions that impact individual patients, populations of patients and health care delivery systems. HCI professionals work in an interdis­ciplinary environment that integrates computer science, knowledge management and health care.

HealthCare DATA Analytics (HDA) Track

Healthcare Data Analytics (HDA) professionals understand health care delivery from the bedside to the boardroom, and utilize advanced analytics tools combined with programming skills to design unique solutions to solving health care problems. The HDA track teaches students to employ the skills of a data scientist, within the context of the health care discipline.

Contact us today to take the next step to becoming a health care informatics leader.

What You’ll Learn

  • Application of information systems to solve clinical problems
  • Design for the integration of human/technology systems
  • Advanced leadership skills in project/technology team management
  • Clinical documentation/Electronic Medical Record Systems
  • Machine Learning Applications for Health Care
  • Advanced health care and population health analytics
  • Health system leadership, financial management, strategic planning and more

usd student Success Stories

I chose USD’s MS-HCI program because of the intimate online class settings, easy-to-use online format, and the wide variety of classes within the informatics field. I was pushed to grow during this program, but it remained manageable as I worked full time. During this program, I found it easy to connect with the professors and staff. Our professors seemed to take a “real-world” approach, meaning that most of the projects we worked on could be applied to future jobs or school programs. Every staff member was extremely helpful and accommodating over the past two years. I really appreciate that Dr. Mack was available at any time during this program. After this degree, I am inspired to pursue my PhD in Nursing utilizing an informatics perspective. I look forward to staying in touch with my classmates and professors.

Everything I am learning in this program is relevant to my job. I am very happy that I am able to use the knowledge gained from these courses into my work. I have every confidence that this degree will shape me into the best healthcare administrator I can be.

At a Glance

Prepare for your career in health informatics or healthcare data analytics with our HIMSS-approved program. Earn your degree at our San Diego campus or completely online.

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Why Choose University of San Diego?

Top-ranked University

Aside from attending an established, prestigious university with a long history and a great reputation, you’ll enjoy a practical, relevant curriculum geared toward career advancement.

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Highly Rated by Students

With a graduation rate that exceeds 90%, our MS-HCI students have developed the knowledge and confidence to land their first job in the field within 6 months of graduation – often sooner.

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Campus + Online Options

Going back to school while working full-time can be challenging. We give you options for full and part time evening classes on campus, or flexible online classes.

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