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The field of Health Informatics is experiencing explosive growth — and the need for professionals with technical skills and health care expertise is increasing every day. With an online MS in Health Informatics from the Department of Health Information Management at the University of Pittsburgh, you can improve the value of health care and transform the industry for the better.

SHRS Rankings

The University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences is an internationally recognized center of academics and research, with a strong pedigree for developing top-tier health programs.


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Program Overview

An online Master of Science in Health Informatics gives you the tools and knowledge you need to take your career to the next level — and create impact in your community and beyond. With Pitt’s MSHI program, you’ll learn to analyze health care data in order to predict and make important decisions, as well as communicate this data to others. Whether you attend full- or part-time, our online courses are designed to fit your busy lifestyle. Say HI to making a real difference in health care.

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Online Learning

Being a student at Pitt means being part of a community bigger than yourself — regardless of whether you’re learning on campus or online. Our online programs are designed to provide the same quality and rigor as our on-ground programs, offering the same courses, faculty, and level of support services.

The online MSHI program incorporates several interactive components to foster an engaging, interactive, and personalized learning experience. You’ll benefit from discussions during live, face-to-face classes and highly produced self-paced coursework that allow you to earn your degree from wherever you live, without sacrificing your career or commitments.

Due to the online modality, you have the unique opportunity to build strong networks with a diverse group of professionals living and working all over the country, who bring their varied perspectives and experiences to the classroom. The MSHI learning experience is designed to ensure each student feels a sense of community and belonging to Pitt, allowing you to meet your professional goals in a supportive environment.

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About Pitt SHRS

Established in 1969 as a health sciences school of the University of Pittsburgh, the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences stands on its solid reputation as an international leader in rehabilitation and disabilities education, research, and community service, improving the lives and independence of all people with a focus on those at risk for or having chronic conditions or disabilities and those who have traditionally been underserved and underrepresented.

We seek to be a catalyst for a world free of barriers and disparities that allows all people, regardless of health, to have opportunities to participate in life to the fullest; to be accomplished through education, research, and service.

A beacon of academic, clinical, and research excellence in the region, Pitt SHRS draws upon its strong network of prominent health systems in the Pittsburgh area and beyond to provide access to industry experts and innovators, research and career opportunities, and ultimately a top-tier education to its MSHI students.

Upcoming Deadlines

Cohort Spring 2020 Cohort Summer 2020 Cohort Fall 2020 Cohort
Priority Deadline November 11, 2019 March 9, 2020 June 29, 2020
Final Deadline December 2, 2019 March 30, 2020 July 20, 2020
Course Start January 6, 2020 May 4, 2020 August 24, 2020

Applicants who submit an application by the priority deadline are eligible to receive an application fee waiver.

Say HI to advancing your career in health informatics.

Whether you’re looking for a new challenge in health care or considering an entirely new career path, your journey begins at the University of Pittsburgh.

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