Health Informatics, M.S.
Mercer University's Master of Science in Health Informatics program is a fully online degree program designed for aspiring or current professionals who already have an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university and are working in a clinical setting or working in an IT-related field. Health Informatics is a new and rapidly evolving field that relates to the acquiring, storing, retrieving and using of healthcare information through computing and communication technologies to foster better collaboration among a patient's various healthcare stakeholders. This unique discipline focuses on the application of information technology to deliver effective, efficient and sustainable healthcare services.
With no GRE requirement and its fully online format, this program offers you the convenience and value needed to earn your graduate degree and increase your potential in furthering your career. Through the M.S. in Health Informatics program, you will develop professional knowledge and skills in the following areas: electronic data interchange (EDI) technologies, interoperability standards, risk assessment, clinical decision support systems (CDSS), tele-health, healthcare software requirements specification, systems analysis and design. Students are admitted to the program twice per year in August and January.
Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to:
- Understand theory and incorporate application
- Interpret raw data to produce better business decisions
- Illustrate and execute solutions to an organization's overall strategy
- Understand the focus on Health Informatics at a national level and on state level initiatives
Individuals who successfully complete the program can go on to work as professionals in positions including: bioinformatics specialist, business analyst, clinical manager, clinical informaticist, data analyst, health analytics specialist, health economist, informatics manager, information technology analyst, medical technologist, software development engineer, and systems analyst.
The Master of Science in Health Informatics requires a total of 30 semester hours to complete.
Applicants seeking graduate admission must have a bachelor's degree with a minimum 2.75 GPA from an accredited college or university. The degree may be in any discipline. Applicants should have at least one year of work experience in a clinical setting or an information technology-related field.
The Master of Science in Health Informatics program enrolls students twice per year in August and January.
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$35 Non-refundable Application Fee ($100 for International Applicants)
Submit the required application fee in the form of a check or money order made payable to Mercer University. Do not send cash. The application fee is nonrefundable and cannot apply toward tuition. Former or current students of Mercer University need not submit another application fee.
Transcripts from All Previously Attended Institutions
Submit an official transcript from each college and university previously attended. Transcripts are required for both undergraduate (including summer school and studies abroad) and graduate course work, regardless of length of stay or if the grades are listed on another school's transcript. Official electronic transcripts should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Former and current Mercer University students need not request a Mercer University transcript.
Letter of Recommendation
Submit one letter of recommendation/support from a person in current or past leadership structure.
Applicants must submit a current résumé.
Supplemental Work Experience Document
Provide a supplemental document that lists IT or clinical experience.
Applicants seeking graduate admission into the Masters of Science in Health Informatics program are required to attend an interview. Interviews will be scheduled upon review of candidate's completed admissions file.
The Enterprise Learning Partnership program (formerly known as the Preferred Provider Partnership program) provides affordable opportunities for employees of partner companies to attend an approved degree program of study at Mercer University. This unique program allows Mercer to establish relationships with corporations, government agencies, and organizations that are committed to supporting their employees' educational goals and ongoing professional development. Incentives include tuition benefits, military benefits, waived application fees, convenient credit transfer policy, and a streamlined process to learn more about an employee’s program of interest.
Employees of the following Mercer partners are able to use these benefits when enrolled in the M.S. Health Informatics program:
|WellStar Health System|
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|M.S. Health Informatics||$636||$1,908||$3,816||$5,724|
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