Program Overview

Adelphi University offers a Master of Science degree in Healthcare Informatics that prepares graduates for careers in health and medical informatics in academic, health care, or industrial settings.  The program’s curriculum trains students to use information technology efficiently and accurately.  Many students who choose this program are IT professionals or health care professionals pursuing health information technology specializations.  This program was designed with working professionals in mind, as courses are taught in the evenings.

The M.S. in Healthcare Informatics is a 42-credit-hour program.  The two prerequisite courses are Survey of Statistics and Information Technology and Applications. 

The required courses include: Data Communications; Introduction to U.S. Health Care Organization; Management Theory and Organizational Behavior; Informatics: Health Science, Data, Information and Knowledge; Computer Applications; Information Systems Analysis; Best Practices, Operations, and Total Quality Management; Quantitative Analysis in Nursing Research; Research and Technology in Health Education; Human Interactions, Integration and Interoperability; Management Information Systems; Decision Support and Decision Support Systems in HIT; Practicum in Health Care Information Technology; and a Capstone course in Health Information Technology.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education


    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution
    • Minimum 2.75 cumulative grade point average
    • Must have completed an undergraduate statistics course and an undergraduate information systems course
    • Completion of a University College application form and fee
    • Completed 500 word essay on reasons for applying to the program
    • 2 letters of recommendation

    School Overview

    Adelphi University opened its doors as a preparatory academy in Brooklyn, New York, in 1863. By the end of the nineteenth century, Adelphi was recognized as a co-educational institution with a charter granted by the Board of Regents of the State of New York. Recognition continued as Adelphi became noted as the “first private co-educational institute of higher education on Long Island.” Today, the University continues to expand, hiring additional faculty, updating facilities, and installing modern technology. Adelphi University currently maintains four campuses, including the Garden City Campus, Manhattan Center, Hauppauge Center, and Hudson Valley Center, in addition to select programs at off-campus centers. Furthermore, the University houses eight schools.

    •     The College of Arts and Sciences
    •     The Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies
    •     The Honors College
    •     The Robert B. Willumstad School of Business
    •     The Ruth S. Ammon School of Education
    •     The College of Nursing and Public Health
    •     The School of Social Work
    •     The University College

    The University awards Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate degrees, along with Advanced Certificates and Postdoctoral postgraduate certificates.


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