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The Graduate School

Health Informatics


The Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI) 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.   

This degree 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 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.  


Completion of undergraduate courses in

  • Statistics (UNF equivalent STA 2023 or STA 2014)
  • Basic computing (UNF equivalent CGS 1570CGS 1100)
  • General business such as management or marketing (UNF equivalent MAN 3025 or MAR 3203)
  • Medical terminology for applicants with non-clinical undergraduate degrees (UNF equivalent HSA 2530)

Application Deadlines

Fall Term . . . . . . . . August 1
Spring Term . . . . . December 1
Summer Term . . . April 15

Graduate Program Director

Kay Thiemann, MBA, FACHE
(904) 620-2030

The following items must be submitted no later than the deadline posted above. Incomplete applications with outstanding requirements, or those post-marked after the posted deadline, are subject to cancellation. Once an application has been canceled, the decision can not be reversed. Applicants may apply for the next application cycle.

  • UNF admission application
  • Application fee
  • If applicable, collection holds and judicial holds must be cleared
  • All of the below university and program requirements
  • University Requirements
    • A baccalaureate degree from an accepted institutional accreditor, or its equivalent from a foreign institution, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all work attempted in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study.
    • Transcripts, and foreign evaluations if applicable, from all post-secondary institutions attended. Admitted students will be prompted to provide official copies. 
  • Program Requirements
    • Bachelor’s degree from an accepted institutional accreditor and supported by official transcripts in any of the following:  a) a clinical discipline such as nursing, medicine, nutrition, laboratory science, pharmacy, or physical therapy; b) computer science, information technology, or information management; or c) business, health administration, or related degree
    • Resume
    • Letter of intent
      • Describe desire to earn a degree in Health Informatics
    • Two recommendation letters
      • Should be from employers or undergraduate faculty