The Intersection of Health Care, Technology, and Data Science

CAHIIM-Accredited Online Master of Science in Health Informatics and Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics and Data Analytics

One of the most difficult challenges for modern health care is connecting vast information silos through technology. When data is connected efficiently, it has the power to improve the quality, appropriateness, and effectiveness of health care services. However, disparate data accumulation is growing exponentially, making health informatics a critical component of the industry's transformation.

The online MS in Health Informatics offers two concentrations, so you're expertly prepared for healthcare informatics roles. The Health Data Analytics Concentration prepares you to analyze real health data using data science, machine learning, comparative analysis, and statistics. The Health Informatics Management Concentration readies you to be an administrator of health information systems with topics that include system analysis and design, project management, privacy, security, and statistical analyses.

Study at the first and only College of Public Health in Virginia. The College of Public Health at George Mason University is the first and only College of Public Health in Virginia and a national leader in inclusive, interprofessional, public health research, education, and practice.

The Health Informatics Faculty Provides Insight On The Program That Is Completely Changing How Healthcare Is Delivered


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Why Choose Mason's Health Informatics Programs?

MS in Health Informatics | Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics and Data Analytics

  • Online Education LogoOne of only a few online programs in the country accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)
  • Competitive Tuition LogoOnline delivery format provides flexibility and accessibility for working professionals everywhere
  • Outcomes Checklist LogoHigh-quality faculty with deep experience in both research and industry
  • Competitive Tuition LogoOutcomes-focused program through competency-based curriculum
  • Accreditation LogoCompetitive price point for tuition
  • Accreditation LogoAlso available: Our graduate certificate prepares you to develop and manage IT systems by stressing technology's impact on outcomes and services
  • 28 MONTHS
  • 2 Concentrations Available
  • Learning Formats
  • Program can be completed in less than 2 ½ years
  • Select either Health Data Analytics or Health Informatics Management
  • Synchronous, asynchronous, and field practicum courses

Evidence-Based Learning

Student-centered learning, not faculty-centered teaching.

"What the industry needs is people who can focus on the whole life spectrum of data analytics—meaning, they can talk to the customer, find out what the problem is, export the relevant data from any system, import it to a functional application, analyze the data and then build a model. In the end, the model needs to be usable and it needs to solve the customer's problem, clinical or administrative."

— Janusz Wojtusiak, PhD, Associate Professor & Section Chief

Our evidence-based curriculum is designed to develop your proficiency in the competencies necessary for success in health informatics and health data analytics. The content is routinely assessed and adjusted in response to dynamically changing health care and technology fields by:

  • Student Proficiency LogoDemonstrated student proficiency
  • Alumni Success LogoEvidence of alumni career success
  • Employer Guidance LogoPurposeful guidance of the employers we serve
  • Faculty Research LogoRenowned faculty through executive health care technology experience, research, and consulting

Preparing Well-Equipped Health Informaticists or Data Analysts

The CAHIIM-accredited online MS in Health Informatics and its graduate certificate provides a high level of knowledge, technical skills, and experiential learning, which is key to your ability to apply knowledge and skills in a real-world setting. Connect with us to learn more about our high-quality courses and rich, meaningful engagement with professors and fellow students.

Ideal for:

  • Current health care professionals, both clinical and administrative, who want to transition into an IT or data analytics focus while maintaining their connection to the health care industry
  • Existing information technology or data science professionals who want to specialize in the highly nuanced health care domain
  • Those who have found themselves already in a health IT job, but who are in need of advanced training to further their career and/or to elevate their skillset
  • Career changers with neither IT nor health care backgrounds who intend to work hard to study and immerse themselves in a new technical field
  • For students who are new to Health Informatics or who want to brush up on their skills, George Mason offers a MSHI Bridge course to help create a successful transition into the program.