Master of Science in Health Sciences, Concentration in Healthcare Informatics Online


Thanh Luong and Joel John









Thanh Luong & Joel John,
MSHS Class of 2019

The UTRGV MSHS, Concentration in Healthcare Informatics 100% online accelerated program prepares the graduate to manage, evaluate, and use health data in order to support informed decisions with the goal of improved patient outcomes. The student with little to no background in healthcare will gain an overview of informatics as it relates to healthcare delivery. Increased demand for US healthcare informatics personnel is a result of the need for expanded healthcare access and the improvement of quality care, while reducing costs. Healthcare informatics professionals interpret health information through the use of information technology and can hold various professional titles, such as clinical systems analyst, clinical informatics specialist, health information manager, and informatics nurse. 

This program is offered in the accelerated online format which is comprised of seven-week modules where courses are offered online on a rotating carousel basis.

Students can register for one or two courses in each seven-week module and can begin the program in any of the six start dates each calendar year, as specified by the Graduate College Calendar.

Careers in Informatics

Launch your Career in Informatics
Biomedical Informatics is a growing field that optimizes the use of information in health care. Employment opportunities can be found in pharmacies, hospitals, insurance companies, technology startups, medical research labs, and more. The training required will depend upon an individual’s education and experiential background. Post-baccalaureate certificates and master’s degrees are most common. PhD’s and professional doctoral degrees are for researchers and executives.

Learn more about careers in Healthcare Informatics

If you are interested in the UTRGV's Master of Health Science (MSHS) with a concentration in Healthcare Informatics Program Please read this information.

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, health information managers fall into the larger employment category known as health services and medical managers. Employment for these professionals will be expected to grow by 17% from 2014 to 2024, much faster than for other occupations. In May 2016, the median annual wage for medical and health services managers was cited as $96,540 (Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, 2016).

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U. S. Department of Labor (2016). Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition: Medical and Health Services Managers. United States Department of Labor. Retrieved on October 16, 2017