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  • Classes are 100% online
  • No GMAT or health informatics experience required
  • Now accepting students from clinical, business and IT fields

Why Choose Adelphi University?

What’s different about our approach?

Is this Healthcare Informatics online degree right for you?

Why does our world need healthcare informatics?

Master of Science in Healthcare Informatics:

It’s for the future
of our world.

Adelphi University’s online Master’s in Health Informatics program is different.

Our Master’s in Health Informatics degree is open to both established healthcare informatics professionals as well as non-clinical professionals, such as those in IT and business fields, who are looking to change careers. Adelphi’s MSHI program reflects the reality of the flourishing health informatics field, which includes a diversity of positions and demands a diversity of skills. Health informatics is vital for our future. Come learn how you can fulfill a critical role.

Career Growth

Jobs in this field have increased 36% in the last four years.*

More Inclusive Admissions

No prior experience in health informatics or GMAT exam.

Multidisciplinary Curriculum

Courses blend technology, healthcare and business strategies.

*According to a 2012 report from Burning Glass Technologies and Jobs for the Future, postings for health informatics jobs have risen 36 percent within the last four years.

What’s different about our approach?

Adelphi’s Master in Health Informatics degree takes an interdisciplinary approach. We integrate concepts in business, health informatics, information systems, organizational and project management, as well as data security and analysis—all within a healthcare framework. Each course is designed to be responsive to industry and employer needs. One way we stay in tune with the profession is by working closely with the second largest health system in the nation. If it seems like we have an insider perspective—it’s because we do.

Is this Master’s in Healthcare Informatics online degree right for you?

You do not need prior experience in healthcare or information technology to qualify for Adelphi’s Healthcare Informatics degree. That’s because the opportunities in this field are broad. Our program is designed for working professionals who are motivated to begin, advance or change careers. No matter your experience level or background, Adelphi provides multiple layers of support, especially for those who may have been out of school for a while. We offer comprehensive student support services through our Learning Center and Writing Services Center as well as provide 1:1 engagement opportunities with instructors.

We welcome the following applicants
into our program:

Existing Health IT professionals
(RHIA, RHIT, HIM, etc.)

What’s in it for you? Our multidisciplinary curriculum approach can help you become a well-rounded professional who has the credentials and the experience to lead, deliver total quality management, and drive innovation in the field of health informatics.

(Doctors, Nurses,
Pharmacists, Lab, etc.)

What’s in it for you? Bring us your clinical background and we will help you expand it. You can widen your knowledge by learning from our diverse faculty of industry experts. By gaining a deeper understanding from other professional areas that impact the field of health informatics, you may find that new career paths open up for you, too.

Non-Health IT
(Programmers, Analysts,
Database Administrators, etc.)

What’s in it for you? You are tech-savvy but recognize you need a deeper understanding of business practices and healthcare knowledge. This MS in Healthcare Informatics program is designed to do exactly that. To succeed in this rapidly evolving field, you should know more than the technology—because the technology changes all the time. Today’s highly successful health informatics professionals have a true understanding of healthcare informatics management which encompasses everything from project management to analytics, design, security, financial strategies, legal policies and beyond.

Career Changers

What’s in it for you? The health informatics profession encompasses a broad range of career paths and opportunities for career changers. Whatever your prior professional experience, your skills most likely will be applicable to this dynamic and expansive field. We openly encourage a range of professionals to take advantage of this opportunity, including librarians, curators, archivists, media and communications professionals, finance professionals, tax consultants and more.

Why does our world need
healthcare informatics?

Job opportunity in the field of health informatics is growing substantially faster than that of most occupations. This increase in demand can be attributed to the never-ending wave of technological innovation that is redefining quality outcomes, the evidence that data-driven medical decisions improve patient care, and the government mandate that healthcare systems implement electronic health records (EHR) by 2015.

Of course, the growing health informatics field faces considerable challenges. First and foremost is the challenge of having enough qualified talent to fill critical positions. That’s why Adelphi welcomes a diversity of professionals with transferable skills, including those in business and IT-related roles.

About Adelphi University

About the College of Nursing and Public Health



Adelphi is a world-class, modern university with excellent and highly relevant programs where students prepare for lives of active citizenship and professional careers. Life-changing educational experiences are found within Adelphi’s elite Schools, Colleges and Institutes — College of Arts and Sciences, Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology, Honors College, Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, College of Professional and Continuing Studies, College of Nursing and Public Health, and the School of Social Work. Adelphi is a coeducational university that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as professional and educational programs, for adults throughout the world. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 43 states and 57 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and its centers in Manhattan, Suffolk County and Poughkeepsie, the University, chartered in 1896, maintains a commitment to liberal studies, in tandem with rigorous professional preparation.


College of Nursing
and Public Health

The College of Nursing and Public Health, one of Adelphi’s degree-granting colleges, has a strong foundation built with more than 70 years of nursing education. Over the years, more than 8,000 Adelphi alumni have benefited from our small class sizes that are big on collaborative efforts. Today, our graduates proudly work across various healthcare settings in a spectrum of roles, including administrators, educators, managers, directors, researchers and advocates. Our main focus is on issues within population health and solving the world’s most pressing health issues of today and the future.

Admissions Information


Satisfactory Academic Progress

Important Loan Information

Admission Information

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • 2.75 minimum grade point average (GPA)
  • Official original transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Résumé
  • Essay
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Online application
  • Non-refundable $50 application fee


Make an investment for your future.

You can afford a high-quality education at Adelphi University. We’re committed to helping you, because the dream of continuing your education should always be within reach.

Master of Science in Health Informatics

  • Total program tuition: $41,175 (students requiring prerequisites);
    $35,685 (students not requiring prerequisites)
  • $75 each semester
  • Total credit hours: 39 (excludes prerequisite courses)
  • Degree completion: in as few as 28 months

academic progress

Effective July 1, 2011, federal regulations require that students applying for federal loan assistance must meet certain criteria whether or not they previously received aid. For graduate students (except doctoral and medical students), this policy applies to Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans, as well as some other loan types.

In order for you to continue to receive loan money, you must comply with these regulations set by the University in conjunction with federal regulations.

1. Maximum Timeframe (MTF)
The MTF is the required length of time it will take you to complete a degree program based on the appropriate enrollment status. Federal regulations allow a student to be eligible to receive aid up to 150% of the time it would normally take to complete a degree.

MTF for program completion is five calendar years from the date of the first course.

2. Minimum Completion Percentage (MCP)
The MCP is the percentage of coursework that a student must earn (pass) during enrollment.

MCP is 100%. Students are required to pass all required program courses. That means a grade of D or above or a Pass if course is taken Pass/Fail. Students who fail a course are immediately dismissed from the program. We do have an academic forgiveness policy that allows students to re-enroll two years after being dismissed, but they need to re-take and pass the course(s) they failed originally to move forward.

3. Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA)
Students are required to maintain a minimum GPA throughout the course of the program.

Minimum cumulative GPA for continued matriculation is 3.0.

loan information

As with any loan, make sure you fully understand the interest rates, repayment terms and tax implications. Find out if interest charges are variable or fixed, if the loan has forgiveness or deferment provisions, if you can consolidate the loan with other loans and if the loan carries prepayment penalties.

Borrow only what you need. Remember that loans must be repaid even if you do not finish school. Your education is a substantial investment. It’s one of the most important decisions you can make for your future. Take time to learn all of your financial aid options before you make any decision.

Online MSHI Frequently Asked Questions

asked questions

These FAQs are provided to offer you a better understanding of Adelphi’s online master’s in healthcare informatics program. Here you will find basic information regarding the program and admissions process.


How much is tuition?
Tuition: $915 per credit hour.
Total credit hours: 39 (excludes prerequisite courses)
University fee: $75 per semester.
How long is the program?
Complete in as few as 28 months.
Are there campus visit requirements?
What type of student support can I expect during the program?
Dedicated enrollment advisor and program coordinator for online students
1:1 engagement with online instructors
Online student orientation class
Online bookstore
Online library
Online tutoring through the Learning Center and Writing Services Center
Do the faculty members teach both on campus and online?
All MSHI faculty have online teaching experience and most teach on campus as well.
Is my work experience taken into consideration?
Yes it is, but a background in healthcare or informatics is not absolutely necessary.
Can I transfer credits?
Yes. Speak with your enrollment advisor to discuss transfer credit limitations.
Are there any pre-requisite courses needed?
Yes, 2 courses are pre-requisites and they are Statistical Methods & Mathematics for Managers. Speak with your enrollment advisor about waivers if you have taken similar or equivalent courses.
How will I communicate with my professors?
By email, phone, or online discussion.
What can I expect the coursework to be like?
Structured, but flexible. An online format made for everyday professionals.
Does the Adelphi University online MSHI degree require the GMAT?