Master of Health Informatics

Description and Outcomes

The Master of Health Informatics program is designed to prepare you for a career in health informatics. Based on various global health information management markets, the program incorporates an interprofessional approach to the curriculum through collaborative work.

You will study how to use health informatics to support data-driven improvements in clinical, financial, and public health outcomes. The program includes graduate-level courses on health informatics, health information systems, public policy, laws and legal issues, clinical taxonomies, data analysis, analytics and optimization, project management, organizational development, leadership, innovation, and research.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Master of Health Informatics program is to prepare graduates to assume key roles in the field of health informatics and provide an engaging educational experience that incorporates the flexibility and accessibility offered via a fully online delivery format. Accreditation and industry-driven competencies of health, information science and technology, and social and behavioral science domains will be delivered through curricular approaches driven by evidenced-based learning practices. 


In addition to the core program requirements, you may customize your degree by adding a concentration in health information management to your degree plan.

Program Length

The Master of Health Informatics program consists of a minimum of 48 or 56 quarter credit hours, depending on your choice of the general program or a concentration. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded the Master of Health Informatics degree.

Program Outcomes

  1. Evaluate technology integration into the health care environment.
  2. Defend the impact of professional standards on health informatics.
  3. Interpret health care data through the application of technological tools.
  4. Design health informatics solutions with socio-technological considerations.

Professional Competencies

In addition to the discipline-specific outcomes, professional competencies are integrated throughout your academic program. You can review the professional competencies associated with your academic program in the Professional Competencies section of this Catalog.

Program Availability

For program availability, please refer to the U.S. State and Other Approvals section and Program Availability Information.


Please refer to school-specific policies and the Policy Information section for general Purdue Global policies.

Certification, State Board, and National Board Exams

Certain state certification and licensure boards have specific educational requirements for programs to lead to a license or certification that is a precondition for employment in a recognized occupation. Prospective and current students must review Purdue Global’s State Licensure and Certifications site to view program and state-specific licensure information.

Unless otherwise specified, Purdue Global's programs are not designed to meet any specific state’s licensure or certification requirements. Licensure-track programs may limit enrollment to students in certain states; please see Purdue Global’s Program Availability Information to determine enrollment eligibility.

You are responsible for understanding the requirements of optional certification exams. Such requirements may change during the course of your program. You are not automatically certified in any way upon program completion. Although certain programs are designed to prepare you to take various optional certification exams, Purdue Global cannot guarantee you will be eligible to take these exams or become certified. Your eligibility may depend on your work experience, completion of education and/or degree requirements, not having a criminal record, and meeting other certification requirements.

Completion of the following course series may qualify you to earn the digital health leader micro-credential and the CAHIIM Digital Health Leader (DHL) certificate. The Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) is the accreditor of Purdue Global's DHL certificate program. The DHL program’s accreditation has been affirmed through 20302031. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at

  • HA515 Leadership and Management in Health Care
  • HI520 Database Design and SQL
  • HI540 Project Management of Health Information Systems
  • HI550 Organizational Development and Management for Health Information
  • HI580 Information Systems Design and Implementation