Program Overview

The health care industry is ever-changing, and the need for health information technology specialists is growing rapidly. The Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University is prepared to meet this increasing need for skilled executives with our online Master of Science in Management of Health Informatics and Analytics program, HealthInformatics@GW. 

Graduates will be able to improve the efficiency of health care organizations and optimize technology to positively influence decision-making in the field. Designed for professionals with a minimum of three years of experience in health care, the program prepares students with the skills they need in entrepreneurial and business principles, leadership, project management and technology to become innovators in health care.

Program Benefits:

  • Distinguished and well-connected faculty members foster professional relationships between students and health care organizations in Washington, D.C., and around the world. Also, GW’s large and active alumni network encourages mentorships, networking opportunities and professional development after graduation. 
  • GRE scores are not required for admission. Students must have at least three years of experience in health care, which prepares them to bring real health care challenges to the classroom, where they learn from and collaborate with fellow professionals. Graduates are eligible to sit for PMP® certification testing.  
  • The program is delivered online, which enables students to stay connected with their peers and engage with faculty no matter their location. Students attend two hands-on immersions on the Washington, D.C., campus, and they complete community-related capstone research projects.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: Mostly Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education


    An undergraduate course in accounting and an introductory course in statistics. A minimum of three years of clinical or administrative experience in the health care sector. Current employment in a health care-related organization. Statement of purpose. Letters of recommendation. Resume or CV. Interview.


    Two campus visits that take place on GW’s campus in Washington, D.C. are required.

    School Overview

    The George Washington University (GW) was founded in 1821 and is located in Washington, D.C., the heart of international law, health care and business. This location and close relationships with prominent health care agencies and their officials distinguish the opportunities GW provides to students. GW's legacy of preparing leaders who create positive change begins with connecting them to the leaders of today.

    Why GW?

    Washington, D.C., isn't just where the George Washington University (GW) is located; it's what distinguishes the connections and opportunities we provide.

    Located at the hub of international science, health policy and business, GW links you to renowned experts and institutions in the field through our program faculty and industry collaborators. Our programs are designed around emerging fields in cooperation with leading agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), and are led by active experts in the field. Connect with and learn from these authoritative health care leaders in programs on the forefront of industry trends.

    GW's online programs are designed to give you immediate added value within your current organization while preparing you for advancement into more specialized roles upon completion. The flexible structure of an online degree allows you to maintain your personal and professional commitments while making prominent industry connections. Gain the knowledge and skills to create positive change in our ever-evolving health care system.


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