Health Informatics

  • College

    College of Professional Advancement

  • Department

    Informatics and Mathematics

  • Degree


  • Location



Leverage cutting-edge technology to improve patient outcomes

As technology in healthcare continues to evolve rapidly, skilled and thoughtful health informatics professionals are in higher demand than ever to merge technology with patient-centered care in the field of health informatics.

Mercer University’s Master of Science in Health Informatics is designed for aspiring and current working professionals who are in a clinical setting or an IT-related field and want to advance their career. When you pursue your master’s degree in health informatics, you will learn how to apply the latest technological advances to deliver exceptional, sustainable healthcare services, protect healthcare information, and solve some of the most pressing issues in the healthcare system.


Format: Online • Start Terms: January and August • Course Length: 8 weeks • Completion Time: 18 months


Your Mercer master’s degree in health informatics experience

Designed for working professionals

The M.S. in Health Informatics program is fully online and consists of live, virtual meetings. Enjoy the flexibility of online courses while building relationships with peers and professors. Students can comfortably take two classes per week while maintaining a work-life balance.

Develop skills in several key areas

As you earn your master’s degree in health informatics, you will focus on areas that will help you use technology to help patients and improve healthcare delivery. This includes:

  • Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDSS)
  • Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Technologies
  • Healthcare Software Requirements Specification
  • Interoperability Standards
  • Risk Assessment and Telehealth
  • Systems Analysis and Design

Explore master’s degree in health informatics courses

The master’s degree in health informatics curriculum will challenge you to expand your creative and critical thinking skills to solve both common and complex healthcare problems ethically and efficiently. In addition to the skills you will master in technology and data analysis, you will also develop and strengthen essential professional leadership skills to plan and manage health informatics projects.

The M.S. in Health Informatics courses include core courses and elective courses that enable you to tailor your health informatics master’s degree to your career path and interests.

View the full program requirements.

How the master’s degree in health informatics will impact your career

Mercer’s master’s degree in health informatics prepares you for exciting careers at the forefront of healthcare technology and informatics. Jobs for health information technologists are expected to grow by 17% by 2031, which is much faster than average—according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

This means that there will be higher demand for professionals with an M.S. in Health Informatics who can innovate and improve the healthcare system through technology and inspiring leadership.

Additionally, according to the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Atlanta is home to more than 200 health IT companies and employs more than 16,000 professionals.

Graduates of the M.S. in Health Informatics can pursue a variety of roles, including positions such as:

  • Bioinformatics specialist
  • Clinical informaticist
  • Clinical manager
  • Data analyst
  • Health analytics specialist
  • Health economist
  • Informatics manager
  • Information technology analyst
  • Medical technologist
  • Systems analyst

Learn more about our Health Informatics program

Ready to take the next step?

Schedule your personalized admissions counseling appointment, or contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at 678.547.6417 or for more information.

Learn from experienced faculty 

Our experienced faculty engage in cutting-edge research to ensure the health informatics master’s degree program curriculum remains relevant. You will work closely with faculty mentors to master the technology that makes healthcare more efficient and effective.

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Embrace the future of healthcare with a health informatics master’s degree

Take the next step toward improving patient outcomes and schedule your personalized admissions counseling appointment. Contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at 678.547.6417 or