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Program at a Glance

Program at a Glance

Type
Online Master's
College
Community Innovation and Education
16 Week Terms   38 Credit Hours
$772.69 per credit hour
$772.69 per credit hour
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Secure a dynamic career in a growing field with your Master of Science in Healthcare Informatics. Healthcare is undergoing a massive systemic change, and big challenges call for strong leadership. With an aging population and new technologies consistently being developed, a career in healthcare informatics has never been a better choice.

This innovative program will prepare you to become a leader in the clinical, management and business aspects of health informatics. With coursework to prepare you in areas such as healthcare database management, biostatistics, systems analysis and more, you’ll solve important issues and secure an exciting, lucrative career for yourself. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates as much as 17 percent growth in healthcare informatics between 2016 and 2026.

At UCF Online we believe in helping passionate students change the world. Whether you have professional experience in healthcare, are a new graduate with a bachelor’s degree in health services or are seeking to join the healthcare industry, you can finish your healthcare informatics master’s degree in as little as two years. Throughout the program, you’ll work directly with faculty members who will support you as you deepen your knowledge of the field. In addition, you’ll work with them to arrange internships and establish your future career track. Get started today to earn your master’s in healthcare informatics.

Popular Courses You’ll Take

Health Care Informatics and Information Technology

Gain an overview of the current state of healthcare informatics including existing and future technologies, and the standards and clinical decision-making insights that guide them.

System Analysis and Design

Learn how to analyze workflow in healthcare organizations to identify data needs and system elements to support work. Modeling system elements with a variety of traditional and object oriented tools.

Health Care Database Management

Design and implementation of relational database structures for health care operations. Use of structured query language and reporting tools to manage data.

Skills You’ll Gain

  • Efficiently manage patient data and maintain health systems
  • Develop data-driven solutions for more effective patient care
  • Design and implement tools to measure data and implement systems
  • Manage projects and facilitate data-sharing for better patient outcomes

Application Deadline

Spring:

December 1, 2019

Fall:

July 1, 2020



Ready to get started?

CONNECT WITH A COACH

ONLINE SUPPORT FOR SUCCESS

You’ve made the decision to continue your education and we’re here to help. From the moment you express interest in a UCF Online program, you’re assigned an enrollment coach to help you navigate everything from completing an application to understanding tuition and the financial aid resources available to you. Once you’re admitted, you’ll be transitioned to a personal success coach who will support you with maintaining school-life balance from the first day of classes through graduation. You’ve committed to furthering your education and we’re committed to guiding you along the way.


Career Opportunities

  • chief medical information officer
  • clinical project manager
  • clinical researcher
  • computer information systems manager
  • health care IT project manager
  • health informatics consultant
  • health informatics director

I have had to reach out to a variety of departments and staff at UCF throughout my education and everyone has been absolutely wonderful and helpful.

Kristen Gilmore

Industry Insights


93%
graduate job placement rate


1.8
million jobs nationally

Meet Our
Program Director

Kendall Cortelyou-Ward, Ph.D.
Kendall Cortelyou-Ward, Ph.D.

Professor

“UCF Online allows students to advance their healthcare careers by learning the latest skills employers want. Even better, they can do it on their own time and from any location.”