MS in Health Informatics

Contribute to the emerging field of health informatics

The Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI) is an interdisciplinary program offered by Bouvé College of Health Sciences and Khoury College of Computer Sciences. Gain the knowledge to use information technology that improves healthcare delivery and outcomes while collaborating with fellow students from diverse professional backgrounds—including nurses, pharmacists, physicians, programmers, project managers, and analysts. Through coursework and research opportunities, you’ll learn to navigate and understand the relationships among information technology, patients, and the healthcare system.

We offer two concentrations and a no concentration option:

The Personal Health Informatics Concentration includes courses such as Creation and Application of Medical Knowledge, Computer/Human Interaction, Biostatistics in Public Health, and completion of a Thesis or Capstone Project.

Health Informatics (Without Concentration) requires courses associated with Business Management, Health Informatics, Technical (such as Biostatistics and Public Health), and a Capstone Project.

The Health Informatics Analytics Concentration is offered in conjunction with Northeastern’s College of Engineering, offering electives such as Computational Modeling and Structured Data Analytics for Industrial Engineering, Healthcare Systems Modeling and Analysis, and Data Mining in Engineering. Required coursework include courses associated with Business Management, Health Informatics courses, Technical, and a Capstone Project.


Domestic Students
Fall: Aug 1
Spring: Dec 1

International Students
Fall: Jun 1
Spring: Nov 1


Our coursed are designed to meet today’s industry needs and must-have skills.


A Bouvé College/Khoury College MSHI degree enables you to:

  • Study data management and analysis.
  • Examine business implementation and management practices.
  • Apply technical and business knowledge to improve the health care system.

Alumni in the Field

MSHI graduates find success in a wide range of careers, including:

Population Health Analyst
Boston Medical Center

Research Program Manager
Boston Children’s Hospital

Director of IT Operations
Martin’s Point Healthcare

Technical Trials Analyst
Tempus Labs

HEDIS Analyst
Medical Mutual


Applicants must submit the online application and all required admission materials no later than the stated deadlines to be considered for admission. Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis.

Domestic Students
Fall: Aug 1
Spring: Dec 1

International Students
Fall: Jun 1
Spring: Nov 1

Admissions Requirements

A minimum GPA of 3.000
GRE not required

Admissions Checklist

Click each required application item for more information.

Completed application
Official transcripts
3 letters of recommendation
Personal statement
TOEFL Score (International applicants only)

Experiential Learning

Co-op makes the Northeastern graduate education richer and more meaningful. It provides master’s students with up to 12 months of professional experience that helps them develop the knowledge, awareness, perspective, and confidence to develop rich careers. In addition to the esteemed faculty, many students enroll in the master’s programs largely because of the successful co-op program.

Graduate students typically have an experiential work opportunity following their second semester. This could be a six- to eight-month co-op or a three- to four-month summer internship. Those who initially experience co-op may have the opportunity to seek an internship for the following summer, or vice versa.

Student participation in experiential education provides enhanced:

  • Learning
  • Maturity, responsibility, and self-knowledge
  • Technical expertise
  • Occupational information
  • Job seeking and job success skills
  • Networking opportunities with those in desired career paths

Northeastern’s co-op program is based on a unique educational strategy which recognizes that classroom learning only provides some of the skills students will need to succeed in their professional lives. Our administration, faculty, and staff are dedicated to the university’s mission to “educate students for a life of fulfillment and accomplishment.” Co-op is closely integrated with our course curriculum and our advising system. The team of graduate co-op faculty within the Khoury College of Computer Sciences provides support for students in preparing for and succeeding on their co-ops.

These multiple connections make co-op at Northeastern an avenue to intellectual and personal growth: adding depth to classroom studies, providing exposure to career paths and opportunities, and developing in students a deeper understanding that leads to success in today’s world.

Did You Know?

You can earn a master’s degree in health informatics and join a network of alumni who work at leading institutions such as:

  • Partners Healthcare
  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Athena Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • and EMC


If you have questions, please reach out to the program director, Jay Spitulnik.

Spitulnik Jay Northeastern

Jay Spitulnik
Associate Teaching Professor,
Director of Graduate Health Informatics Program