Complete your MS in Health Informatics online in just 16 months.1

The MS in Health Informatics offers a data-focused master’s degree at the intersection of business, health care and technology.

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The University of Pittsburgh Difference

An Online Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI) from the University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS) is much more than a degree. It’s the ability to connect technology with human ingenuity—and transform data into a difference-maker.

Delivered through the Department of Health Information Management, our courses give you the knowledge and tools you need to become a leader in health care, to create a bigger impact in your community, and to advance your career to the next level. Whether you attend full or part time, our customizable curriculum and online courses are designed to fit your schedule.

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Spring 2024

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“The professors are beyond supportive and are more than willing to work hand-in-hand with you on developing your knowledge and skills. Professors make themselves readily available via Zoom calls and email outside of class.”


Nicole Adisey

The Importance of Health Informatics

Health informatics is an in-demand industry. With annual health care spending totaling $4.1 trillion,2 institutions and organizations seek new ways to create more efficient and patient-focused care. The number of medical and health services manager jobs is expected to grow 28% by 2031 with a median salary of $101,340 per year.3

This field is changing health care for the better, enabling limitless possibilities in analyzing trends, making predictions, monitoring outcomes, and improving patient health care. With an MS in Health Informatics you’ll learn to:

  • Standardize data: Electronic files follow patients from clinic to clinic, hospital to hospital, making their treatment history easy to access.
  • Improve lives: Health informatics improves the quality of life for patients, makes health care available to underserved populations, and reduces the overall cost of health care.
  • Spot trends: Health informatics enables professionals to look for trends in patient records, allowing for easier and more accurate diagnoses.
  • Create efficiency: A degree in health informatics puts you at the forefront of leveraging technology to create efficiency and streamline industry processes.


1. The estimated time to complete your degree depends upon the number of credit hours taken each semester.
2. Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 2020.
3. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2021.