Online/Blended Degree and Certificate Programs

M.S. in Healthcare Informatics

Manage medical data and find success in the healthcare industry with this in-demand degree.

Situated in Adelphi University’s College of Nursing and Public Health, the online Master of Science in Healthcare Informatics degree program blends emerging medical technologies with the needs of patients and healthcare professionals alike to prepare students for careers in this critical and in-demand field.

Open to both established health informatics and nonclinical professionals, prior experience in healthcare or information technology is not needed to qualify for this M.S. in Healthcare Informatics degree. Our highly qualified faculty are eager to share the knowledge they’ve gained through years of professional experience and deliver personalized instruction in a convenient online format.

Our program is designed for working professionals who are motivated to inspire change in the way healthcare is delivered and managed. Gain experience with cutting-edge remote health monitoring systems with access to our robotics lab from wherever you are and develop a thorough understanding of how to transform raw medical data into valuable information. With hands-on exercises and a comprehensive education in health information technology, you’ll have the opportunity to develop your proficiency with different health information systems, such as electronic medical records (EMRs), that are critical to improving patient care around the world.

Employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 20 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.
Bureau of Labor Statistics

Our healthcare informatics students graduate with the leadership, managerial, technical, and analytical skills required to fulfil roles such as:

  • Application Specialist
  • Clinical Data Analyst
  • Clinical Data Manager
  • Computer Network Architect
  • Electronic Health Record Builder
  • Health Informatics Management Director
  • Health IT Support
  • IT Manager
  • Nursing Information Specialist
  • Systems Analyst
  • Web Developer

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Who Can Benefit

The online M.S. in Healthcare Informatics program is geared to individuals with busy professional and personal lives who want to expand their knowledge of health information systems, hone their skills in leveraging healthcare data for decision-making and begin, advance or change careers. Our students have varying educational and professional backgrounds and may have no professional experience in healthcare or technology. They include:

  • Existing health IT professionals (RHIA, RHIT, HIM, etc.)
  • Clinicians (doctors, nurses, pharmacists, lab techs, etc.)
  • Non-health IT professionals (programmers, analysts, database administrators, etc.)
  • Career changers
I find the curriculum challenging as well as great preparation for an active role in an evolving field.
—Kathleen Brush, Class of 2015

Program Benefits

  • A state-of-the-art robotics and research laboratory that allows for a hands-on learning experience no matter where you are in the world.
  • Distinguished faculty members with diverse professional backgrounds that provide you with a personalized and supportive learning experience.
  • Expert assistance from dedicated Adelphi faculty and staff when determining a location to complete your practicum.
  • Gain field experience and graduate from a high-ranked school with a strong alumni network and national reputation for excellence.
  • Flexible entrance requirements no matter your experience or background—no GRE required.



About the College of Nursing and Public Health

The Adelphi College of Nursing and Public Health prepares students for careers as qualified caregivers and leaders who are ready to make an impact in their community. We began in 1943 as the School of Nursing and developed a new name in 2013 to support a new vision—combining our hallmark nursing programs with relevant healthcare programs to focus on population health. College of Nursing and Public Health students benefit from a holistic approach to health education that emphasizes community intervention, health maintenance and management, and environmental health.

The education we provide is grounded in practice, delivery, innovation and efficiency, and our students benefit from small class sizes and strong collaboration with faculty. The College’s alumni network is more than 12,000 members strong, and our graduates work as nurses, administrators, educators, researchers and advocates in a variety of public and private settings including hospitals, agencies and businesses of all sizes.