What will I learn?

In our ever-more interconnected world, digital technology is transforming the healthcare industry. From patient charts to hospital orders, healthcare information technology (IT) is streamlining care and improving outcomes. You can help lead the charge with a master’s degree in healthcare informatics.

Challenged to be more accountable for health outcomes, and at the same time, adopt digital health information systems, healthcare delivery systems are in the midst of a technological revolution. With qualified candidates in high demand, Sacred Heart University (SHU) prepares graduates to successfully tackle the challenges of health technology and take on a leadership position in this dynamic field.

With a master’s degree in healthcare informatics from SHU, you will hit the ground running and be prepared to:

  • Lead. Graduates will be able to able to prioritize projects, strategize IT implementation and manage teams and systems. They will know how to partner with their colleagues to bring the positive and lasting impact of healthcare informatics to various health settings.
  • Innovate. Using cutting-edge health technology and medical informatics best practices, graduates will be able to design solutions to the complex challenges of health information systems.
  • Evaluate. Program participants are experts at determining the technology needs of an organization and formulating solutions that take clinical, operational and financial constraints into account.
  • Mediate. Healthcare solutions must work for the entire team from physicians and clinical partners to information technology teams to research and administrative stakeholders. Our graduates will know how to collaborate with diverse teams and build consensus.

A Graduate Informatics Program-100% Designed for You

??The healthcare informatics program has been specifically designed for working professionals, offering unparalleled flexibility and convenience through its unique online or on campus format. Students in the program are able to work and collaborate with others in their cohort, yet still manage ongoing professional and personal commitments.

The M.S. in healthcare informatics is personalized to each student. As an incoming student, you'll speak directly with the faculty chair to discuss your goals ensuring that they align with those of the program. Faculty also host regular office hours and you are encouraged to collaborate with fellow students and professors both online and on-site.

Which department am I in?

College of Health Professions

Study options

Full Time (36 credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $7,500 per trimester

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

August 2020, January 2021

Venue

Center for Healthcare Education Campus

4000 Park Avenue,

BRIDGEPORT,

Connecticut,

06606, United States

Online/Distance (36 credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $800 per credit

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

August 2020, January 2021

Entry requirements

For students from United States

International graduate students must possess the equivalent of a four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

For international students

Students must possess the equivalent of a four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. In addition, international applicants should have achieved an excellent academic record that includes at least sixteen years of primary, secondary, and college-level education.

English language proficiency - TOEFL score of 550 on the paper-based test or 80 on the TOEFL iBT, IELTS - 6.5, SHU ELI online placement exam - 80%, PTE - 62, iTEP - 5, ELS English for Academic Purposes - Level 112, Education First (EF) - C1, Cambridge Advanced English - 58, Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) - 5.5, Cambridge Certificate in Proficiency in English (CPE) - 5.5.

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About this uni

With an employability record of 95% at the Institution, Sacred Heart graduates secure jobs soon after completing their studies.

  • 4th among ‘Most Innovative Universities’ in the North USA
  • Has a 15:1 student to faculty ratio
  • Home to a total of over 8,000 students
  • Home to award-winning halls of residence