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A New Approach to Better Health Outcomes
Improve patient experiences, public health and healthcare delivery systems in this growing career field with a graduate degree or certificate from Kent State.

Meet the Future of Healthcare Management

Health informatics, often abbreviated as HI, is a dynamic healthcare specialty incorporating data science and insights from the social and behavioral sciences. HI professionals use their interdisciplinary skills to optimize the capture, analysis, transmission and management of health data.

Because quality healthcare depends on effectively using the right information, the work of health informatics professionals can dramatically improve patient outcomes while supporting the effectiveness and wellbeing of healthcare practitioners and organizations.

Be a Standout in a Dynamic Field

Healthcare management is evolving and growing faster than most of the economy. Projections show many specific roles growing 15% to 32% by the end of the decade. The Kent State University online Health Informatics programs can equip you with the foundational knowledge, current skills and lifelong connections for a standout career in this dynamic field.1, 2

Our affordable 100% online programs carry the same prestige as credentials earned in a traditional setting but offer greater flexibility for working professionals. The investment you make in your career can pay off handsomely. Nationally, workers with graduate degrees enjoy average salaries 18% higher than those with bachelor’s degrees and have greater job security.3

Kent State’s health informatics program is an excellent blend of core competencies and knowledge areas that are in-demand in the healthcare space today and forward-thinking toward the future.
Jacquelynn S
Jacquelynn S., MS ‘16

Get a Premium Education at a Public School Price

At Kent State University, our commitment is, and always has been, to ensure your success with unsurpassed support.

We are a pioneer in online education, with more than 20 years of experience providing high quality online programs. We are also a public research university with a rich history of engaged scholarship and more than 258,000 alumni.

Tuition rates for both in-state and out-of-state students in our online HI programs are affordable, and the flexible, 100% online curriculum is designed to support the busy lives of working professionals.

Learn more about educational and career outcomes for recent Kent State Health Informatics students and about our program’s mission.

Kent State is proud to have a gold-level Military Friendly® designation in recognition of the quality of service we provide to members of the extended military community and all our online students.

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I had considered on-ground programs, and the commitment to a timetable terrified me. Life is far too hectic to commit to a strict after-work education regime.
Brent H., MS ‘19
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Connected, Caring, Innovative Faculty

Our faculty have a wealth of expertise in research and management topics and a dedication to improving healthcare through information technology. They blend theory and practice within the program’s curriculum, integrating real-world experiences and case studies from the field,

Collectively, they have led research projects on a range of HI topics for hospitals, universities, businesses, non-profit organizations and the National Science Foundation.

Our Kent State University Health Informatics professors are active in several leading industry organizations and can help you make the career connections that lead to long-term success. Connect with professors during virtual office hours or through the Canvas interactive learning platform.
Earn your master’s degree in as little as two years. The program’s 36 credit hours include four elective courses and a capstone experience. Depending on your career goals, you may choose an internship, a master’s project, a research paper or a thesis for your capstone experience. Internship sites can be arranged to suit your circumstances.
Complete a graduate certificate in as little as one year. Afterward, you can apply most of the certificate’s credit hours to a future Kent State master’s in HI. The certificate’s 18 credit hours include two core classes that synthesize information about diverse aspects of health information systems and informatics management and four electives.
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