Master of Science in Healthcare Informatics

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

Program Overview

Tap into the fast-growing field of healthcare informatics.

As the healthcare industry aims to improve patient care and increase operational efficiency, healthcare informatics professionals are in high demand. In Bryant’s MS in Healthcare Informatics program, you’ll learn how to turn data into useable information that will guide decision-making.

If you like to solve problems and have an interest in healthcare and technology, this degree program may be the right fit for you.

Learn by Doing

You’ll take courses such as Data Visualizations and Communication, Healthcare Operations and Systems, and Population Health. Learn by doing as you work with health professionals in the New England area on a capstone project or internship that uses actual healthcare data to innovate and solve problems. Add this experience to your resume as you search for your next career.

The Bryant Difference

By earning an MS in Healthcare Informatics from Bryant University, you’ll learn skills from faculty who are experts in the field. They’ll get to know you and tailor your experiences to your career aspirations. Small classroom sizes stimulate discussions, networking, and mentoring.

Our in-person, STEM-designated program prepares you 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 and implement solutions to problems using technology.

Looking for flexibility? This 10-course, 30-credit program can be completed in either 12 or 18 months. 

Boost Your Career

Changes in reimbursement models, updates to regulatory requirements, and increases in the use of electronic health records are driving the demand for professionals in the field. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the projected job growth increase spans 8% to 32% depending on the role, location, and level of experience. Titles include:

  • Health Informatics Analyst
  • Clinical Informatics Specialist
  • Health Information Manager
  • Health IT Project Manager

The types of organizations in need of professionals include:

  • Healthcare systems
  • Public health organizations
  • Insurance companies
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Healthcare software companies
  • Government agencies

For more information, please contact:

International Graduate Admission

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

Graduate Admission

Patrick Cameron
Senior Associate Director, Graduate Admission
Phone: (401) 232-6529

Program Director

Nafees Qamar, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Program Director
School of Health and Behavioral Sciences
Phone: +1 (401) 232-6000


Bryant’s STEM-designated programs are at the intersection of business, healthcare, and technology that powers today’s innovative economy. Our students are prepared to think critically and analyze complex data to inform business decisions and are prepared to be leaders in STEM fields.  International students with F1 visas graduating from this program may apply for a 24-month extension to their OPT in the U.S.



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.

Inspired Faculty

Kirsten Hokeness

Inspired Faculty

"There is a high demand for trained healthcare informatics professionals who can analyze, manage, and present data to find solutions that will ultimately increase accessibility and quality of care for patients." 

Kirsten Hokeness, Ph.D. 
Director of the School of Health and Behavioral Sciences