Grand Canyon University

M.S. in Health Informatics


3300 W Camelback Rd

Phoenix, AZ 85017

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S. in Health Informatics

Format: Online

Program Description:

About the Master of Science (MS) in Health Informatics Degree

Health informatics is a rapidly emerging discipline that offers new frontiers requiring innovative leadership. Emerging technology provides an understanding of the value of health informatics and how it can reduce healthcare costs, increase access and patient safety, and improve the quality of healthcare services.

The master’s in health informatics degree from the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions at Grand Canyon University (GCU) can help you use information technology, both hardware and software, for better decision-making and better patient outcomes.

In the master’s in health informatics program, course study includes:

    Healthcare research analysis
    Ethics, policy and finance
    Healthcare information systems
    Project evaluation and development
    Healthcare innovation
    Healthcare data management
    Electronic health records
    Research and population health management
    Leadership and informatics

Note: The final 16 weeks of this health informatics MS program include a practicum that incorporates a project plan related to a major area of health informatics such as health information management or information systems. The project is grounded in current informatics research and methods.

Earn Your Health Informatics MS Degree at GCU

The master’s in healthcare informatics degree program at GCU integrates faith, work and learning. The curriculum, taught by specialized full-time faculty, introduces GCU’s Christian worldview. It teaches students the moral and ethical obligation of Christian health informatics professionals to respect, and encourage others to respect, the sensitive nature of patient information and their obligation to comply with all regulations, laws and ethical standards for working with health information.

Master’s in Health informatics Program Requirements

Students pursuing a master’s in healthcare informatics are not required to have a specific undergraduate degree. Any bachelor’s degree is acceptable for this program. For questions about standard admissions requirements into GCU graduate programs, visit the graduate admission page.

Masters (MS) in Healthcare Informatics Career Pathways

Graduates of the healthcare informatics program can seek out a variety of career opportunities such as automating clinical care, building new operational data systems, training healthcare workers in the use of computer systems as well as collecting and analyzing data to improve patient care.

Health informatics MS degree can lead to careers like these:

    Computer and information systems manager
    Information system analyst
    Database architect
    Data scientist
    Computer network architect
    Software developer
    Information security analyst

Healthcare informatics career settings include:

    Primary care facilities
    Doctors’ offices
    Insurance companies
    Technology suppliers
    Consulting firms
    Government agencies


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Perkins Loan, Stafford Student Loans, PLUS Loans, Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (LEAP) State Grant, Arizona Post-Secondary Education Voucher Program State Grant, Federal Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 0-999

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