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Health Informatics (M.S.)

Designed for working professionals, Master of Science degree in Health Informatics (MSHI) is an innovative, interdisciplinary, and state-of-the-art program that focuses on the design, development, and implementation of electronic health record (EHR) systems in health care. View Curriculum

Temple University's MSHI is one of only five accredited masters degree programs accredited in the United States by the College of Accreditation on Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). See below for program outcomes.

Health Informatics (HI) is the intersection of healthcare, information science, and computer science. The MSHI is focused on the resources, devices, and methods required to optimize the acquisition, storage, retrieval, and use of information in health and biomedicine.  A career in HI combines interests in medicine, management, information technology, and electronic health record (EHR) systems.  Professionals design and manage health information systems which contribute to major improvements in the safety, quality, effectiveness and efficiency of care.

The MS in HIM consists of 30 credits (10 courses) that can be taken on a part time evening basis at Temple University's Center City Campus and at Main Campus in the state-of-the-art Alter Hall. Coursework includes a work-related applied project and a graduate seminar. For more information or questions on the program, please visit our FAQ page.

Program Outcomes

Since starting the MSHI program, more than half of the MSHI students increased their salary 10% and/or accepted a new position of greater responsibility as a result of their participation in the MSHI program.