Master of Science in Health Informatics from Michigan Technological University

Earn your STEM master’s degree in one of the fastest growing health technology fields in the US.

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Founded in 1885, Michigan Technological University, located in Houghton, Michigan, and was ranked as #16 in the list of 2024 Best Public Colleges in the US by the Wall Street Journal and is classified as a STEM-based high research activity school.

MTU's Master of Science in Health Informatics program provides students with state-of-the-art learning, research, and laboratory spaces to meet the growing demand of the healthcare industry's focus on precision medicine through data, quality care, and overall patient health. Students will learn skills to pursue a career at the intersection of information science, computer science, and health care. Students are requested to select at least one area of interest when they apply: 

  • Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Electronic Health Records (EHRs)
  • Health Information Management Systems (HIMS)
  • Healthcare Security and Privacy
  • Imaging Informatics
  • Medical Decision Support Systems
  • Medical Image Processing
  • Medical Sciences & Management
  • Mobile Applications in Health
  • Population Health Management
  • Remote Patient Monitoring
  • Telemedicine and e-Health
  • Wearable Medical/Health Devices

The MS in Health InformaticsI is a STEM-designated program. It includes six months in India and one year on campus in Michigan, US. Within the required 30 credits of coursework, students can earn an MS in Health Informatics degree + 3 graduate certificates (1 foundational certificate + 2 focus area certificates) in these areas:

  • Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare
  • Security and Privacy in Healthcare
  • Public Health Info
Earn MS Degree & Certificates Simultaneously
Three Semesters and 30 Credits Degree
The MS in HI program has a STEM designation which will enable international students to avail a 3-year post-study work visa (Optional Practical Training)
Cost reduction by almost INR 8 lakhs on overall fees with the Leap Advantage-MTU pathway program.
The tuition rates are subject to change
With Leap Advantage (1 Semester online, 2 on campus)
Regular US Course (3 Semesters on campus)
Tuition Fees
Tuition Fees 1st Sem fees: $8,355 + last
2 Sem fees: $29,295
Total fees: $37,650
Tuition Fees $41,850
Career opportunities

MTU's Master of Science in Health Informatics program teaches highly marketable skill sets, meaning jobs are often in demand, fueled by the healthcare industry's focus on evidence-based medicine, quality, data security, and patient accessibility. Michigan Tech is an organizational affiliate of the Health Information Management Systems Society, a respected, member-based society with a global reach, providing MTU students with a free HIMSS membership.   

Michigan Tech Career Services collaborates with employers, alumni, faculty, and staff to connect students with opportunities and support their career journeys by offering high-level events such as CareerFEST, Résumé Blitz, Interview Day, and the Handshake Genius Bar. MTU is in the top 20 for the highest early-career salaries in the U.S., with over 400 recruiting organizations visiting their campus Career Fair each fall semester to meet and interview mostly MS students. 

As a multidisciplinary field, Health Informatics is within the Medical and Health Services Managers category, and according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), it is projected to grow 32% by 2029 with a median average starting salary of approximately $107,900 per year. Graduates can work as:

Medical or Pharmacy Informaticist

Clinical or Health Informatics Analyst

Healthcare IT Manager

Physician Informatics Manager

Clinical Informatics Product Specialist

India Edition | Semester 1 | Online

Admission process starts in India.

1st semester, study online in India.

Academic mentoring, pedagogy, and coursework by MTU faculty and staff.

Non-academic support provided by Leap, including visa counseling, mentorship, and soft skills training.

Students can continue working part-time in India, earning their first semester course credits online.

Start networking and accessing the MTU Career Services to view materials and videos designed for international and graduate students.

US Edition | Semester 2 & 3 | On Campus

Students transfer out to the US and spend 2nd, 3rd semesters on campus.

Students will have the opportunity to apply for on-campus jobs just like other full-time students.

Students will graduate with a degree from the US university and be eligible to apply for a 3-year post-study work visa called Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Become job-ready by attending in-person resume reviews, mock interviews, and career fairs. The MTU Career Services will help students evaluate job offers and negotiate, with integrity, the best salary and benefits. Students who use the university career services are 67% more likely to obtain full-time jobs after graduation than their peers.

Eligibility for MS in Health Informatics

An undergraduate degree in any field from a regionally accredited academic institution with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher. Students in the Health Informatics program come from a variety of backgrounds.

3 and 4 year bachelor's degree holders are eligible to apply.

English proficiency test: IELTS (6.5) or TOEFL (79).

GRE/GMAT scores are waived off for students applying through Leap Advantage.

No prerequisite courses are required.

Application Documentation

3 Recommendation Letters from professional or academic sources.

Unofficial Transcripts (Digital copy). Officials must be provided upon acceptance.

Resume (Max - 2 Pages).

Personal Statement (Max – 2,000 characters).

Statement of Purpose (Max – 3,000 characters).

No Additional Documents Accepted.

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Bully Maguire
Colrado State University
Pursuing a career in health informatics has been one of the best decisions I have ever made, and I am excited to continue to learn and develop my skills in this field. I will be sharing more from my journey here as I look forward to using my skills and experience to make a difference in the healthcare industry.
Emma W
I chose Michigan Tech because it is renowned for its academic excellence and contributions to dynamic research. This school has received many accolades for providing quality education, which attracts students from different corners of the world to pursue their dreams.
Sifat N
Michigan Tech offers a great array of subjects in the Master's in Health Informatics. The technical skills I obtain from the teaching faculty will ensure that I prevail in my field with a steady job plan and security.
Abhinav V

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What is the Leap Advantage - MTU Pathway program?

We have partnered with MTU's College of Computing for their MS in Health Informatics program. MTU's Master of Science in Health Informatics program provides students with state-of-the-art learning, research, and laboratory spaces to meet the growing demand of the healthcare industry's focus on precision medicine through data, quality care, and overall patient health.

What are the eligibility requirements for this program?

The minimum eligibility requirement is an undergraduate degree in a computational, mathematical, data science, clinical or closely related technical field from an accredited college or university with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher on a 4.00 scale. A 3-year degree will be considered for highly qualified candidates. Please consult the eligibility section for more information.

What are the English proficiency and other requirements for this program?

The English proficiency requirement is IELTS (6.5) or TOEFL (79). The GRE requirement is also waived for Leap Advantage students.

What is the deadline for the MS in Health Informatics program?

Applications for Fall 2024 are open now. Classes for Fall 2024 begin online August 26th. Book your free counselling session today to learn more about this exciting program at one of the top tech schools in Michigan, US.

Does MTU accept a 15-year education from India?

Yes, highly-qualified students with a 15-year education with relevant grades and experience are eligible for this program, but it’s at the university's discretion. The profile of the applicant will be evaluated thoroughly.

Can Students work during their studies in the US?

Yes, international students on an F-1 visa can work up to 20 hours per week on-campus during the academic semesters. On-campus jobs are competitive, not guaranteed, and typically are not professional-level positions.Upon arrival, students can view campus job openings on the online job board to apply.

What are STEM and OPT?

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Students studying in a STEM-designated program can apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT), allowing them to work for 12 months in the US after completing the degree program. The STEM designation of the MTU Health Informatics program makes students eligible for an additional 24-month STEM OPT extension. With up to 36 months more time to work and network in the US, international students can build valuable professional skills and contacts to help them with their career endeavors.

What is it like to live in Houghton, Michigan? 

Michigan experiences all four seasons: spring, summer, fall, and winter, and the community of Houghton is sure to enjoy all of them with outdoor activities both on and off campus. Houghton has access to a major waterway, providing a peaceful and calming environment to study. Houghton was ranked as the #8 Most Beautiful Small Towns in America by Architectural Digest. ranks Michigan Tech as the safest public college campus in Michigan. Friendly and welcoming, Houghton's historic downtown features locally owned shops, eateries, museums, restaurants, and shopping. MTU earned a gold star rating in 2023 for sustainability in all five categories — academics, engagement, operations, planning and administration, and innovation and leadership — that add up to a final score. Providing an active and vibrant campus is central to MTU's traditions, along with its long tradition of welcoming Indian students to campus.

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