Master of Science in Health Informatics and Analytics

Lifelong Learning for a Lifetime of Success

No GMAT or GRE required.

Thrive in a growing, lucrative field with your master’s in health informatics online.

Program Details: 2-3 years | $700 Cost per Credit | 30 Credit Hours

The use of biomedical data, information, and knowledge to improve health care is transforming an in-demand industry by helping providers assess and treat patients more effectively. When applied to public health, informatics improves decision-making and the monitoring of diseases. As a result, health informatics has emerged as a meaningful and attractive career choice. At several online job sites, salaries for health informaticists average between $75,000 and $150,000. And the Bureau of Labor Statistics noted that the employment of operations research analysts is projected to increase 26% by 2028.

To help meet the need for professionals who lead and innovate in the delivery of health care, Drake University offers a master’s in health informatics and analytics online. The 30-credit health informatics and analytics degree program is delivered 100% online and taught by expert faculty members. Additionally, all six-week courses are asynchronous, which means you can study when and where it works best for you. There are no in-person requirements or scheduled online class meetings.


When you graduate with a master’s in health informatics, you’ll be prepared to:

  • Design solutions to biomedical or health information problems.
  • Describe the history, goals, methods, and current challenges of the major health science fields.
  • Integrate and apply the theories, models, and tools from behavioral, business, social, and information sciences.
  • Apply disciplinary models to address social and behavioral problems.
  • Demonstrate consideration and respect for the role of users in the design and application of information systems.
Seeing as this new program directly relates to not only my personal interest in technology and data but also my career choice as a pharmacy informaticist, it didn’t take much convincing for me to pursue it. The development of this program makes me feel like Drake recognizes the changes in health care with its shift to big data and wants to prepare their students for that world. I feel like this degree will prepare me for the changing landscapes and keep me at the forefront of that innovation!” -Joshua Hart, (P2) PharmD Candidate 2022

Admission Requirements

  • Complete the online application.
  • Submit your official transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities.
  • Submit an electronic copy of your résumé or curriculum vitae.
  • Submit a typed, one-page essay detailing how a graduate education at Drake University will help you reach your academic and professional goals.
  • Submit contact information for two professional recommendations.

About the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

The College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (CPHS) prepares students for the future of health care. Whether graduates are pursuing practice, administration, or research, they receive the foundational knowledge, skills, and perspectives that allow them to excel in their chosen career path. The CPHS faculty and staff are committed to developing leaders who are committed to lifelong learning, innovation, and excellence.

Drake CPHS’s programs are accredited by the following organizations:

  • PharmD – Accreditation Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE). Drake is among 145 accredited programs nationally. The program is tied for 4th among private pharmacy schools, according to the US News & World Report graduate school rankings. To earn accreditation, schools meet twenty-five (25) standards. Accreditation reviews occur every eight years. Drake’s program has been continuously accredited since 1972, most recently in 2017.
  • OTD – Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). Drake is among 38 accredited programs nationally. To earn accreditation, schools meet 204 standards.