Health Informatics

  • College

    College of Professional Advancement

  • Department

    Informatics and Mathematics

  • Degree


  • Location



Leverage technology to improve patient outcomes

Health informatics is a fast-growing field that merges cutting-edge information technology with patient-centered care. Mercer University’s Master of Science in Health Informatics is designed for aspiring or current professionals who are working in a clinical setting or in an IT-related field. Coursework emphasizes applying current technology to deliver effective, efficient, and sustainable healthcare services. Program curriculum develops competencies in several areas:

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

Designed for busy and working adults

Mercer University’s M.S. in Health Informatics offers the convenience and value you need to earn your graduate degree and further your career. The program is offered in a fully online format and features live, virtual meetings. Students have the opportunity to interact with peers and highly-credentialed professors. Students have the same access to faculty and campus resources as those taking courses on-campus. Students can comfortably take two classes per week while maintaining a work-life balance.

Streamline healthcare services in an in-demand field

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts jobs in health information will increase 11% by 2028, placing health informatics professionals in high demand. 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. Mercer’s M.S. in Health Informatics prepares graduates to fulfill this increasing market need. Graduates may work in a variety of roles including:

  • 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.

Meet Our Professors

Our experienced faculty engage in cutting-edge research to ensure the program curriculum remains relevant. Instructors challenge students to apply current technology to improve healthcare services.