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Become a Leader in Healthcare Data Analytics

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 the learning track that aligns with your career goals:

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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 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.


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 this program because of the timeline of completing along with being associated with HIMSS. I also was drawn to the program as it is 100% online which allowed me to navigate my work-school-life balance. The faculty for all my classes were excellent and engaged spectacularly with not just me but all my colleagues online. I would recommend this program to anyone looking to solidify their career in healthcare IT and to become more versed in applying the skills they have already to enhance healthcare staff skills, organizational health technology, and become a more valuable asset for their teams.

The MS-HCI program at USD is a highly ranked master’s degree program. I selected the program because it was the best fit for my working schedule. The uniqueness of the program is due to its cross-disciplinary model with faculty members from healthcare, business, engineering, and computer science, which prepares students for leadership roles in informatics. The program has prepared me to be a part of a team of professionals who are passionate about creating positive change in the healthcare industry. My MSHCI journey at USD has been an incredible journey beyond my expectations and gave me the necessary knowledge to succeed in my future career.

The Master of Science in Health Care Informatics improved my skills and knowledge toward a successful profession. I will continue building up my knowledge and apply what I learned to my future. USD gave me that chance of making a difference in the community. I recommend the MSHCI program at the University of San Diego as it will lead you to accomplish your goals.

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.

Throughout my 10 plus years in the military. I have learned that having pride in what you do, and commitment to the people you work with are what make great memories and a forever sense of family connection. Not only does the University of San Diego epitomize these values, but the academic team represents them in everything they do. During my time in the program, I experienced staff who placed their students first and apply real world practices for the best learning environment. The staff does whatever it takes to align their vision with the student’s visions and goals on a continuous basis.

I graduated from USD with my Master’s in Healthcare Informatics in 2019. USD’s program provided a strong foundation to build the skills needed for the industry. As I entered the workforce, I felt quite prepared to understand the content and be able to meet client-related needs. I would also like to add that the faculty has been an amazing source of strength and support. Being an online student, I never felt any lack of resources. I will always be grateful to Dr. Jonathan Mack and the team for giving me a solid base to enter the field of healthcare Informatics.

I highly recommend the USD Health Care Informatics online master’s degree. The program was flexible with my full-time work schedule and provided me with an opportunity to learn and improve my skillset in health care. More than just an education, it provided me with a solid foundation for becoming a health care leader.

Earning my MS-HCI degree from the University of San Diego is hands down one of the best things that I have done with my life. It has opened so many doors for me and my professional career. Before enrolling at USD, I was unsure what I wanted to do professionally and I started exploring the possibility of starting something new from scratch. Even before I graduated I had already landed a job in the field after 15 years of feeling stuck in the pharmaceutical industry. I love what I do now and I am glad that I decided to go back to school. I recommend the program to anybody who is looking to switch fields or do something different in healthcare.

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.

Completing the Health Care Informatics program at USD was the best career decision I have made. As a Clinical Informaticist, I apply what I learned daily. The promotions and positions I have held since graduation are a direct result of being a graduate of the USD program.


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.

24 months
37 Units
$925
May 7
April 8
20 months
42 Units*
$1,750
September 4
August 2

*Exciting new changes are coming to the MS-HCI program in Fall 2024. We will be unveiling an updated curriculum that reflects the latest developments in the field. The unit load and course descriptions on this website are expected to change.


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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