Master of Science in Health Informatics

The Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI) program at Dakota State University is intended to produce master’s prepared health informatics professionals for executive level and enterprise wide administrative, research, and/or applied health informatics positions. Graduates of the Health Informatics program will have the skills needed to manage information technology applications in the healthcare industry (storage, retrieval, and interpretation of patient care information), to provide administrative support for the implementation and management of the complex information systems used in the health care and are expected to play a key role in the design, development and management of health information systems in healthcare related facilities, agencies and organizations.

A graduate-level program in health informatics will enhance the body of knowledge and practice relative to health information; will facilitate real-time healthcare delivery, and will support critical, health care-related decision making.

Employment opportunities

Graduates with higher degrees are exhibiting faster than average growth and depict excellent job prospect (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Computer Network, Systems and Database Administrators, available athttp://bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm#tab-6.

Program delivery

Courses in the MSHI program are offered on-campus and online (Internet) using a combination of both live and/or encoded streaming videos of classes, interactive course web boards, course web sites, and e-mail. The program can be completed on a full or part-time basis, with classes offered in three academic terms, fall, spring, and summer.

Financial aid

An education is a big investment in your future. The Financial Aid Office at DSU can help you understand the costs associated with your education and provide you with information on various sources of financial assistance.

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