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Idaho State University

ISU offers the only Health Informatics Master’s Degree in Idaho...

Flexible & Affordable

Finish in Two Years

On average, students complete the MSHI degree in two years. The degree could potentially be completed sooner if students have the required background knowledge and/or attend on a full-time basis. We offer evening courses at our campuses in Pocatello, Idaho Falls and Meridian, so offering students and working adults the flexibility of completing the program on a part-time basis.


Why should I consider a MSHI degree? 

Since the HITECH Act was passed, health providers are required to create and maintain electronic medical records for each patient they treat. This legislation has created thousands of new jobs in the field of health informatics with many employers preferring candidates with at least a master's degree. This degree helps you balance out your health and IT knowledge and skills while preparing you for top level jobs in a growing field. 

Experiential Learning

MSHI Practicum

The MSHI practicum provides professional field experience and makes it possible for students to emphasize real-world experience on their curriculum vitae.  The practicum requires 128 hours of hands-on experience. Providing students with the opportunity to synthesize all previous coursework, to develop competence in professional practice, and create solutions for health informatics problems.  

Project or Thesis

Students gain additional expertise by completing a significant health informatics related project, or developing a thesis. Students who wish to gain experience in conducting intense research or plan to pursue a Ph.D. commonly select the Master’s Thesis option. The project option is for students who plan to pursue a non-academic career within the healthcare industry.

Exceptional Faculty

We take great pride in our exceptional faculty. We offer a well-respected core of faculty who have in-depth knowledge of Health Informatics and experience assessing the needs of healthcare practitioners and administrators. Our faculty practices a helpful and caring approach, mentoring students each step of the way in the pursuit of their degree and preparing them for a successful career.