Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health
Health Science Campus
2160 S. First Street
Maywood, IL 60153
Master of Science in Health Informatics
The objective of the MS in Health Informatics is to train the next generation of biomedical informaticists and data-driven healthcare professionals in the fundamentals of health informatics and data science as they apply to health outcomes, heath equality, in the context of social good.
Health Informatics is a multidisciplinary field, at the confluence of biomedical sciences, computer science, information technology, software engineering, and data sciences. It aims to leverage the power of informatics to transform data into actionable knowledge, in order to improve health outcomes, reduce health inequities, and lower costs.
Most courses for the Master of Science in Health Informatics are face-to-face courses.
As a Master’s of Science in Health Informatics student, you are required to complete a 2 semester capstone project, or an internship, that focus on integrating the knowledge acquired during the program, and developing practical skills as a health informatics professional. Loyola University Chicago and the Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health have extensive collaborative partnerships throughout the Chicago area. Faculty members in the Department of Health Informatics and Data Science, will work with students to develop appropriate capstone projects, and identify relevant internships.
Expectations after Graduation
Graduates in the program will expand the health informatics workforce in particular in clinical settings, state and federal agencies, and electronic health record vendors.
Our faculty are experts in the fields of health informatics and data science, publish is major journals in the field, and are funded by federal agencies (e.g NIIH, NSF). They have a wide variety of clinical and research interests, and are well respected in their areas of professional specialty.
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999