Master of Science in Healthcare Informatics

Learn how to optimize the use of data to improve healthcare outcomes.

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Program Overview

Now Enrolling for Fall 2023

The delivery of healthcare in the U.S. has changed dramatically in the last decade with the use of electronic health records (EHR), dynamic reimbursement models, and regulatory changes.

There is a high demand for professionals who possess a unique skill set that combines knowledge of healthcare and information technology. This need spans numerous industries with multiple applications, including hospitals/healthcare systems, public health organizations, insurance companies, long-term care facilities, healthcare software companies, government agencies, and academic institutions.

Be at the intersection of healthcare delivery and technological innovation

Our STEM-designated, in-seat program prepares students with the education and real-world experiences necessary to succeed as a leader in this rapidly growing field. Located minutes from some of the leading healthcare systems in New England, you will work with professionals on a capstone project or internship that uses actual healthcare data to innovate and solve problems.

Students will be able to:

  • Analyze, understand, and model a specific healthcare problem in terms of data, information, and knowledge of the healthcare system
  • Use critical thinking and analysis to identify possible solutions to problems and generate efficiencies to enhance the equitable delivery of healthcare
  • Communicate data orally and visually to key stakeholders Implement solutions to problems using technology
  • Create new theories, methods, technologies, and processes to address biomedical informatics problems
  • Collaborate in teams to effectively engage with key stakeholders in healthcare both within and across disciplines

The 10-course, 30-credit, in-person program can be completed in 18 months or 12 months with classes over winter and summer sessions.


To learn more about the program, please contact:

John F. Eriksen, MS in Ed (he/him/his)
Senior Director of International Graduate Outreach and Admission
Email: jeriksen@bryant.edu
Mobile and Whatsapp: +1(401) 895-1334 


What employers are saying?

“There are two types of job candidates: those that are experienced with the tools, technology, and ability to analyze data; and those that are more clinically adjusted, know the business, but not how to get the data and curate it into something visual that can be used for analysis. You have to know both.” — Brad Crough, analytics director for Brown Physicians, Inc.

In addition to the application form, you will need to submit a statement of objectives, a current resume, as well as a letter of recommendation, official transcripts from all colleges/universities you have attended, and your application fee (waived for Bryant alumni).

An international applicant is defined as any person that requires a student visa to study in the United States. International applicants are eligible to apply to any graduate program, provided they have successfully completed the equivalent of a United States bachelor’s degree and have the appropriate diplomas and/or satisfactory results on transcripts or leaving examinations from the country in which the degree was earned. International applicants must complete all program-specific application requirements as well as all additional international application requirements outlined below.

Transcripts

Applicants that have completed a degree outside of the United States or Canada must have a course-by-course evaluation of their transcript(s) completed by an evaluation company approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). A list of approved organizations can be found at http://www.naces.org. The evaluation must be certified and in English, with individual grades and cumulative GPA converted to a 4.0 scale. If the evaluation includes a certified copy of the undergraduate transcript, an official transcript is not required to be separately sent by the institution. Submission of falsified documents is grounds for denial of admission or dismissal from the University.

English Proficiency

All applicants whose primary language is not English (or for whom English is not one of their primary languages) are required to submit proof of satisfactory English proficiency. Exceptions will be made if the applicant completed an undergraduate or graduate degree at a regionally accredited institution within the U.S., or if the language of instruction for an earned undergraduate or graduate degree was entirely in English. At this time, the only acceptable forms of proof for English proficiency are the TOEFL, IELTS, and Duolingo English Test, with minimum score requirements listed below.

  • TOEFL iBT: 85
  • IELTS: 6.5
  • Duolingo English Test: 105

An official score report must be sent directly from the examination organization to the Graduate Programs Office at Bryant University (TOEFL School Code: 3095).

Students can apply for government-sponsored and private education loans. U.S. citizens and permanent residents are encouraged to apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For information, please visit studentaid.gov. In addition, Bryant University accepts payments directly from a number of employers who have tuition assistance programs. In other cases, students may be eligible for reimbursement of educational expenses. For more information, contact the Graduate Programs Office, graduateprograms@bryant.edu or (401) 232-6230.

Highlights

In Demand

Be in high demand as a skilled professional in healthcare information technology.

100% High Touch

Small class sizes, personal mentoring, and caring and supportive faculty get to know you as an individual and help tailor your experiences to your career aspirations.

A+ Curriculum

Our award-winning professors are renowned leaders in their specializations and combine the latest theory with practical approaches in their teaching.

Tuition

2022-2023 Academic Year*

$3,420 per 3-credit course ($1,140 per credit)

*Tuition rates are subject to annual change based on approval by the Board of Trustees, typically in the spring of the preceding academic year.