Health Informatics MS

About the MS in Health Informatics at Loyola

The Master of Science in Health Informatics offered through Loyola's respected Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health is at the forefront of data and informatics in health care and empowers students to thrive in this exciting field.

The program will prepare you to use data to improve patient care and population health, gain in-demand practical skills, and unlock the power of data through a wealth of career paths in a variety of health care settings.

Offered fully online, the program will fit in with the demands of your daily life. You will be mentored and guided by a faculty of seasoned health care professionals and scholars.

Program Structure

Loyola's online MS in Health Informatics is a two-year program with full- and part-time options available. The 39-credit-hour program concludes with a capstone project or internship.

To be accepted into the program, you must have completed a bachelor's degree and coursework from an accredited university or college in a field relevant to the discipline, such as computer science, biostatistics, public health, nursing, medicine, or biology.

Why Choose Loyola for Your MS in Health Informatics?

You will build on foundational courses in health care informatics and data science, then hone in on your interests with elective courses.

An exciting and dynamic field improving the quality of health care

You will become part of the new health care workforce, using informatics and data science to improve outcomes and delivery while minimizing health inequities.

Offered entirely online, this Loyola program gives you a flexible path to complete your MS in Health Informatics while tending to the demands and obligations of your daily life.

Prepare for your future by applying the knowledge you have gained in the classroom to hands-on, real-world learning opportunities, such as an internship or capstone project.

Through a graduate program grounded in Jesuit values, you will learn to apply your knowledge and skills within a framework of social justice, collaboration, scholarship, critical thinking, advocacy, professionalism, ethical behavior, and humility.

The health informatics program will offer you exceptional preparation for a variety of career paths, from clinical informatics specialist and senior health care analyst to data scientist and health care analyst with additional graduate-level training.

You will have access to an extensive portfolio of high-performance infrastructures. Our program has developed innovative natural language processing techniques, and we are part of a larger data sharing consortium across the Chicagoland region.

Meet the Faculty

Loyola is proud to have talented and nationally-recognized scholar-teachers as part of our diverse community of exceptional faculty, students and staff. Loyola faculty are known for their commitment to teaching, the dissemination of knowledge through innovative and interdisciplinary scholarly research, and a commitment to social justice and cura personalis, or care for the whole person. Visit the Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health faculty and staff directory to learn more about the teachers and mentors involved with the Health Informatics MS program.

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Curriculum and Program Outcomes

While courses for the Health Informatics MS program may vary from semester to semester, Loyola’s extensive Academic Catalog will always house the official listing of courses, programs of study, academic policies, degree requirements, and specialization or concentration options.

Additionally, this resource will provide Health Informatics MS learning outcomes, showcasing the commitment to specific skills and growth graduates can expect to achieve following completion of the program.

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Costs, Scholarships, and Aid

Loyola University Chicago is committed to making your graduate and professional studies a reality. Our Cost & Financial Aid page can help better inform you about the costs and potential funding opportunities through scholarships, loans, and aid for graduate and professional education.

If you are a current Loyola undergraduate or recent alum, you may be eligible for a Returning Rambler discount. Learn more and see if you qualify on our Returning Rambler Scholarship page.

Tuition and Costs

The estimated tuition and fees for the Health Informatics MS totals $39600.00, or 33 (39 credits with an optional internship and capstone project) credit hours at a cost of $1,200.00 per credit hour. Please note that tuition and fees for all of Loyola's academic programs are subject to change.

For more detailed information about tuition and fees, and a breakdown of how these costs are calculated on a yearly basis, please visit Tuition and Fees from the Office of the Bursar.

Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health Financial Aid & Scholarships

Robert and Betty Parkinson Scholars Award

Named for Loyola alumni Robert (“Bob”) and Betty Parkinson, the Parkinson Scholars Award honors their commitment to helping ensure access to quality health care and the recognition that such health care is a basic human right. Bob and Betty Parkinson took to heart the Ignatian value of “being persons for others.” The Parkinson Scholars Award supports exceptionally talented students with demonstrated financial need who are dedicated to being “persons for others” and will use their Parkinson education to improve the health and health care of individuals, communities, and systems.

Awarded each semester to up to 10 Parkinson students, it includes an $8,000 tuition-restricted scholarship and additional funds to support scholarly activity. Scholars are selected to represent the broad range of the Parkinson School’s disciplines.

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More information about scholarships can be found on the Financial Aid Office website.

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Application Process

Application Deadlines

The available start terms and corresponding application deadlines for the Health Informatics MS are listed below. We encourage you to apply early as decisions may take longer during busy periods.

Fall: August 10

Application Requirements

Application requirements for the Health Informatics MS include:

  • 2 Letters of Recommendation

  • 3.0 Minimum GPA

  • Personal Statement

International Student Requirements

Additional information regarding the application process for international students can be found on the International Student Requirements page. Please note this program does not qualify international students to receive the F1 student visa.

Additional Details

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