A New Approach to Better Health Outcomes
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A New Approach to Better Health Outcomes

Kent State University Health Informatics Graduate Programs

Improve patient experiences, public health and healthcare delivery systems in this growing career field with a graduate degree or certificate from Kent State.

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Transform your career with skills in modern healthcare management. Health informatics offers opportunities in several industries, and a 100% online graduate degree from Kent State University can help you chart a clear path to success.

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Customizing Your Degree
  • The Student Experience
  • Admission Requirements
  • Tuition and Financial Aid

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. Workers with graduate degrees enjoy salaries nearly 20% higher than those with bachelor’s degrees and have greater job security.3

Careers Snapshot

Kent State University Health Informatics alumni work in various settings, including healthcare organizations, health equipment manufacturers, insurance providers and government agencies. Professionals with the right skill sets can make comfortable six-figure salaries while doing work they can feel good about.

$101,340
Medical and Health Services Manager2
$100,170
Administrative Manager4
$100,910
Clinical Data Manager5

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.

Kent State ranks in the top 7% of public universities. We are also 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.6, 7

Military Friendly School ‘22-23 Gold

Learn Skills for Today and Tomorrow
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
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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.

Choose From Two Degree Options

The Higher Learning Commission-accredited Kent State University Health Informatics graduate programs are among the most flexible and affordable programs available. We offer an online Master’s in Health Informatics and a postbaccalaureate or graduate certificate open to people with bachelor’s degrees.

Our curriculum design creates focused study, encourages collaboration and offers real-world networking and internship opportunities. We also offer independent study credits so you can delve into topics of particular interest to you. Each course is seven weeks long, and you can take two courses sequentially each semester.

The Kent State Master’s Degree

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.

The Kent State Graduate Certificate

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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Move Forward Together with Kent State

Whatever your life situation or background, the 100% online Kent State University Health Informatics graduate programs offer flexibility and the individualized attention you need to help you reach your professional goals while handling your other life commitments.
A Program Designed to Work for You
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

Make Career Connections

As a Kent State University Health Informatics student, you can make connections that will last you a lifetime, including in the world-renowned Northwest Ohio healthcare system, and graduate as a subject matter expert with highly applicable practical skills.8

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The Right Information and Tools

Whether you want to focus on analytics, systems development or management, you can tailor your curriculum to your background and interests. A Kent State University online Health Informatics education can help you find your professional niche in any of the various healthcare-related sectors.

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Your Success is Our Priority

Our focus is on your success, not on a bureaucratic process. So, our admissions decisions are based on your work and goals, not on a test score. There is no GRE requirement. Our admission process is straightforward, and an Admissions Advisor will be happy to help you with your application.

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See How We Support Your Success

Our accomplished and caring faculty have designed a comprehensive program in a user-friendly online format to help you thrive in this dynamic field.

Immersive Online Curriculum

Designed for busy working professionals and students seeking to expand their career options.

Learn from Experts

Study with award-winning professors, with diverse professional backgrounds, who are authorities in their field.

Health Informatics Career Potential

Gain expertise in creating data collection systems that operate at peak efficiency and effectiveness.

Important Dates

Nov
12
Priority Application Deadline
Spring 2023 Semester
Jan
4
Application Deadline
Spring 2023 Semester
Jan
17
First Day of Class
Spring 2023 Semester

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