An Online Health Informatics Degree that meets HIMSS’ Rigorous Standards

USD’s online M.S. in Health Care Informatics is a 37-unit program designed to be completed in 6 semesters (2 years). Coursework is taken year-round, with three 14-week semesters each year. Each 14-week semester consists of two courses running for seven weeks each back to back, allowing you to focus on one course at a time.

As a student in the M.S. in Health Care Informatics program, you will learn the following programmatic skills:

  • Design and management of databases
  • Application of information systems to solve clinical problems
  • Work flow design
  • Design for integration of human/technology systems
  • Advanced leadership skills in project/technology team management
  • Organizational leadership in data and technology management

In addition to these technical skills, you’ll develop business management skills, including:

  • Leadership
  • Conflict resolution
  • Finance management
  • Data management
  • Strategic planning
  • Policy development
  • Professional and ethical responsibility

Throughout the program, you’ll create and maintain a portfolio that reflects the knowledge you’ve developed and skills you’ve mastered – preparing you not only for graduation but for demonstrating your expertise to potential employers.

View the courses you’ll take in the M.S. in Health Care Informatics Program

“As a HIMSS Approved Education Partner (AEP), we congratulate the administration of the University of San Diego for creating an online M.S. in Health Care Informatics that provides an intensive curriculum exposing students to MBA-type courses in many different topics so critical to the health informatics.  We are pleased to see topics like financial management, strategic planning and leadership, systems analysis and design, data hygiene/cyber security and others.  Further, we applaud the design of the 31-unit program that provides students with the opportunity to take two 7-week courses, one after the other.  By doing so, we agree that this will positively impact students’ transfer of knowledge since more time can be dedicated to a single topic while also better preparing them to assume leadership roles in the field of health informatics.”  –HIMSS Vice President of Professional Development


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