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Brooks College of Health

Master of Science in Health Informatics


The Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI) is a STEM degree that prepares students for careers as Clinical and Nursing Informaticists, Health Information Managers, Data Analysts, Chief Information Officers, and other health information roles in any organization that utilizes healthcare data in decision making. The program is offered primarily online and is comprised of 11 courses (33 credits total). It is offered through the Department of Health Administration in the Brooks College of Health in partnership with the Coggin College of Business and the College of Computing, Engineering, and Construction.

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Program Opportunities

The Master of Science in Health Informatics is considered a STEM degree and provides foundational knowledge to prepare students for board certification in Clinical Informatics, Nursing Informatics, Information Management, and Data Analytics. Job prospects for students in health informatics are extremely promising given the explosive growth of technology and big data in healthcare. Graduates of this STEM program will be able to pursue careers working with health data, electronic health records, clinical systems, health information standards including privacy, and medical coding applications.

  • Required Courses
    • Strategic Planning for Health Information Systems
    • Data Analytics
    • Clinical Systems Analysis and Decision Support
    • Health Informatics and Interoperability
    • Health Information Regulatory Compliance
    • Healthcare Revenue Management
    • Healthcare Planning and Project Management
    • Leadership and Org Behavior in Healthcare Systems
    • Population Health
  • Elective Courses (select 2)
    • Clinical Workflow Design and Re-Engineering
    • Data Mining
    • User Experience Design
    • Making Decisions with Data
    • Applications of Business Analytics
    • Informatics Practicum/Internship

Application Deadlines

Fall Term . . . . . . . . August 1

Spring . . . . December 1

Summer . . . . April 15

Admission Requirements

For admission requirements and information on how to apply, please visit

The UNF Graduate School's Website

Contact the Program Director 

Kay Thiemann, MBA, FACHE

(904) 620-2030