Tuition & Financial Aid | Online Master of Science in Health Informatics

Tuition Costs

Students in the Online MS in Health Informatics program at Pitt can expect to pay $44,316 in total tuition (based on 2022-2023 academic year rates).

$1,231

Tuition Per Credit Hour

36

Total Credit Hours

$44,316

Total Cost of Attendance

Learn more about estimated program tuition, fees and costs.

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Is This A Good Investment?

Graduates from programs like ours often find employment in a range of health care informatics positions. Below you will see average salaries in health care informatics, by job level. As each graduate is unique, you should evaluate your personal goals after graduation in order to assess your earning potential.

Health Care Informatics Earning Potential

Job title
Average Salary
$102,000
Job title Clinical Informatics Manager
Average Salary $102,000
$102,000 $102,000
Job title Information Systems (IS) Manager
Average Salary $88,800
$102,000 $88,800
Job title Health Care Consultant
Average Salary $82,400
$102,000 $82,400
Job title Health Information Management (HIM) Manager
Average Salary $77,600
$102,000 $77,600
Job title Health Informatics Specialist
Average Salary $69,900
$102,000 $69,900

Source: Payscale (March 2023). These salaries are based on national averages and are subject to change. Salaries rounded to the nearest hundred.

How Will You Pay Tuition?

Students have a variety of options to fund their Master’s in health informatics tuition. Some of the most frequently used funding options are included below, but we encourage you to consult with the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid when determining the best options available.

The Pitt2Pitt program can help graduating University of Pittsburgh seniors or alumni complete a Pitt master’s degree or certificate program. Graduating seniors and recent alumni from all Pitt campuses are eligible to apply for $2,500 or $5,000 scholarships. Contact an enrollment advisor for additional information.

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We recommend the FastWeb scholarship search site for external scholarships.

The Federal government provides loan options for graduate students, even if they do not qualify for need-based financial aid. The Pitt Financial Aid Office works with two types of U.S. federal government loans:

  • Federal Direct Loans: This is generally the lowest cost loan available, for up to $20,500 every academic year. You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, take at least six credits per semester and submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to qualify. Pitt’s school code for the FAFSA is 008815. We recommend checking out Frank’s FAFSA Application Platform for help.
  • Federal Graduate PLUS Loans: If you need to borrow more, then a Graduate PLUS loan can generally cover the remainder. You will need to submit the application for the Federal Direct loan prior to applying for the PLUS.

If federal loans are unavailable or insufficient, we can help you explore private or alternative education loans. Unlike federal loans, private loans do not require a FAFSA to apply. Private loans are not based on need and approval is generally based on creditworthiness and ability to repay. Some students may need to apply with a credit-worthy co-signer. Interest rates, grace periods, repayment options and fees are determined by the lender and can vary considerably from lender to lender; generally, they charge higher rates than federal loans.

Your current employer may be willing to provide financial assistance for your graduate education, so check with your manager or HR department to see if there are potential opportunities for tuition support. If you have questions about approaching this conversation with your employer, our enrollment team can provide helpful tools and insights for exploring this opportunity.

Contact Us

For more detailed information on financial aid, visit the SHRS website. If you have any questions, please email us at healthinformaticsonline@shrs.pitt.edu or call us at (412) 274-5540.

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