Improve lives and boost your career with the power of data.
Do you have a data-driven mindset with a desire to serve others? Harness your unique skills with an M.S. in Health Informatics. This growing field applies data science to healthcare to improve health outcomes. As a student in ACE’s innovative program, you’ll learn to collect, organize and interpret data to enhance patient care quality, improve institutional decision-making, and increase efficiency. Whether you’re a data-minded healthcare administrator or an IT professional with an interest in healthcare, the M.S. in Health Informatics can take you to the next stage of your career.
in the nation for most Master's degrees awarded in Health Informatics*.
How you'll get there.
- You’ll take a total of eleven courses centered around health informatics. Each course is five weeks long with a one-week break after each course. You’ll learn to solve complex healthcare challenges and improve patient care by designing, implementing and evaluating new health informatics solutions.
- Your final course in the program is a capstone course to demonstrate and document the impact of the knowledge you’ve gained throughout the program.
- By the end of the program, you’ll be prepared for a variety of careers in health informatics, clinical informatics and information systems.
What you can expect along the way.
- A well-rounded deep dive You’ll examine health informatics from every angle, completing courses in global and public health informatics, disaster preparedness, security and privacy, information system development and more.
- Quality instruction American College of Education is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, so you’ll get the high quality you expect at the low cost you deserve.
- Flexible class format Our asynchronous, online classes enable you to plan your coursework around your life. Each course is five weeks long with outlined expectations each week.
- Relevant coursework From programming to information ethics, every course within this program is directly related to health informatics. What you learn at ACE today can be applied at work tomorrow.
What it costs
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33 semester credits
x $235 per credit
$50 Application Fee
$1,320 Technology & Library Fee
($40 per credit)
$100 Program Conferral Fee
Total Program Cost1
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A degree you can count on.
American College of Education is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission— a federally-recognized accrediting agency. The College’s accreditation includes approval to offer degree programs, in education, healthcare, nursing and business and leadership through distance education via the Internet. Accreditation ensures that an institution’s academic program meets or exceeds acceptable levels of quality and is the most recognized accreditation status for higher education entities. To receive and maintain HLC accreditation and affiliation approval, we must continuously undergo routine peer review cycles and provide proof that our programs meet or exceed HLC accreditation criteria and expectations of quality.
M.S. in Health Informatics
Explore the classes you'll take to fulfill this program's 33 semester credit requirement. For more information, a complete list of requirements, and course options, see the College Catalog.
Health Informatics Courses (33 credits)
M.S. in Health Informatics
ACE General Admission Requirements
- Complete and submit all application components including the admission application, including the enrollment agreement, and payment agreement.
- Submit the nonrefundable application fee.*
- Provide official transcripts from an institution that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education indicating successful completion of the level of education required for entry to the program.**
*The application fee is valid for one year from date of submission.
**Additional evidence may be required to fulfill state requirements, including but not limited to verification of professional experience, test scores, or an interview.
Program Admission Requirements
- Bachelor's or Highest Post-Baccalaureate degree earned from Regionally Accredited Institution
- Minimum Grade Point Average 2.50 on a 4.00 Scale for full admission
- Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.00 on a 4.00 Scale for Provisional Admission
degree in healthcare or related field OR bachelor’s degree in non-health
related field and at least 9 credit hours in healthcare OR bachelor’s degree in
non-health related field and 1-year relevant healthcare experience
*Source: ACE college systems, Office of Institutional Analytics, 2020 Graduate Exit Survey
1This is an estimated value of the cost for tuition and fees. Amounts may vary depending on number of transfer credits applied to the selected program hours, the pace and satisfactory completion of the selected program credit hours, the receipt of, or eligibility for, institutional or non-institutional scholarship and/or grant amounts, and adjustments to tuition or fees as described in the Catalog Right to Modify Tuition section.
State of California Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF)
It is a state of California requirement that a student who pays his or her tuition is required to pay a state-imposed assessment two dollars and fifty cents ($2.50) per one thousand dollars ($1,000) of institutional charges, rounded to the nearest thousand dollars, for the California Student Tuition Recovery Fund. For more information and to see if you must pay the state-imposed assessment for Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) click here.
For information on international transcript requirements, see the Admissions Information section of the College Catalog.
For English as a second language applicant information, see the Admissions Information section of the College Catalog.
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