Sacred Heart University

College of Health Professions

Master of Science: Healthcare Informatics Online


5151 Park Ave.

Fairfield, CT 06825

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science: Healthcare Informatics

Format: Online

Program Description:

Healthcare information technology makes it possible for healthcare providers to better manage patient care through secure use and sharing of health information. Professionals who are aware of the interconnection between information technology, people, healthcare, and the healthcare system are in short supply. In this Master's program you will gain the knowledge and skills needed to use information technology in order to improve healthcare delivery and ultimately enhance patient outcomes.

Sacred Heart's online MS in HI will complement the knowledge and expertise of professionals currently involved in healthcare information technology. However, the program’s plan of study also accommodates the needs of healthcare professionals with little knowledge of computing and information technology experience as well as for IT professionals with little knowledge of healthcare environments and who seek employment and/or advancement in a health care information technology setting. You will gain the knowledge and skills to make an immediate impact in healthcare information technology.

Employment of health information technicians is expected to increase by 20%, much faster than the average, for all occupations through 2020, according to the US Department of Labor.  With increasing use of electronic health records, more technicians and tech-savvy health practitioners will be needed to address the new responsibilities associated with electronic data management.

This unique part-time, online program is specifically designed to maximize the number of potential career roles the HI professional will assume and students from a variety of backgrounds are considered.


New England Association of Schools & Colleges (NEASC)

International Student Requirements:

A full-time on campus option is offered for international students. Students holding an undergraduate degree from outside the United States must have their academic credentials verified and evaluated by an independent evaluation service. Sacred Heart University accepts course-by-course evaluations from World Education Service (WES). All international graduate applicants for whom English is not their native language are required to submit an official test score report from one of the following exams: TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB, Pearson PTE or iTEP exam.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 36

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 715 USD

In State Tuition (per year): 12870 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 12870 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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