Thrive in a Growing Field with Your Master’s in Health Informatics Online
Program Details: Less Than 2 Years | $714 Per Credit | 30 Credit Hours
- Expert Faculty
- 100% Online
- Two Concentrations
- Six-Week Classes
- No Application Fee
- No Test Scores Required
- Transfer Credits Accepted
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 and analytics improves decision-making and the monitoring of diseases.
As a result, health informatics has emerged as a meaningful and attractive career choice. To help meet the need for professionals who lead and innovate in the delivery of health care, Drake University offers an MS in Health Informatics and Analytics online.
Comprehensive, Flexible Curriculum
Drake’s MS in Health Informatics and Analytics is 100% online, allowing you the convenience to study when and where it works best for you. The program is only 30 credit hours, and includes course subjects essential to the field. You can complete your degree with one of two concentrations:
Business Analytics – Explore skills in data-driven decision-making, and learn how to apply your knowledge to problems in health care delivery. Understand ethical and legal perspectives on privacy and information rights as you develop data-driven management skills.
Evidence-Based Health Care – Examine analytic approaches used in evidence-based health care (EBHC), such as basic (bio)statistics, trial design, and sources of bias. Receive structured training in designing, conducting, and interpreting high-quality systematic reviews in health care.
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.
- 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.
Explore our admissions requirements here.
Drake University takes pride in delivering the best value education possible to our students. With our online Master of Science in Health Informatics and Analytics degree which costs $700 per credit hour, you’ll be prepared to pursue your career goals with skill, knowledge, and confidence. Explore our tuition details here.
Health Informatics and Analytics Career Outlook
With an extensive understanding of health informatics resources and tools, you’ll be able to apply your skills to careers in health care leadership, population health management, data analytics, health care informatics, and more.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the overall employment of health information technologists and medical registrars is expected to grow much faster than average at 17% from 2021 to 2031.1 Employment opportunities for operations research analysts in health care are projected to grow even faster at 24% from 2021 to 2031.2
- Health informatics specialists make an average annual salary of $65,266.3
- Health data analysts make an average annual salary of $69,541.4
Mike Daly, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practices — Mike Daly earned his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Nebraska, BS in Biology at Creighton University, Pharmacy Practice Residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, and MS in Clinical Investigation at Washington University’s Clinical Research Training Center Postdoctoral Program. He was most recently pharmacy clinical manager at the SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital. Prior to that, he was the assistant professor of pharmacy practice at St. Louis College of Pharmacy with a site as the internal medicine clinical pharmacist/faculty at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Louis, Mo. Mike is based at The Iowa Clinic Internal Medicine Clinic in West Des Moines.
Joshua Hart, (P2) PharmD Candidate 2022 — “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!”
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.
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. “Health Information Technologists and Medical Registrars.” Retrieved on Jan. 11, 2023, from https://bls.gov/.
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Employment Projections. “Operations Research Analysts, Employment by Industry.” Retrieved on Jan. 11, 2023, from https://data.bls.gov/.
- Payscale. “Average Health Informatics Specialist Salary.” Retrieved on Jan. 11, 2023, from https://www.payscale.com/.
- Payscale. “Average Health Data Analyst Salary.” Retrieved on Jan. 11, 2023, from https://www.payscale.com/.