Best Online Health Informatics Master’s Programs Of 2023

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Dec 7, 2023

If you’d like to work in the healthcare field, but you’re more inclined toward computers and technical skills than the operating room, a career in health informatics might be the right fit for you.

Health informatics professionals use information technology and software to improve all aspects of medical care, including patient-doctor relationships and overall patient outcomes. They collect information to provide data-driven analytics that ultimately help healthcare facilities improve their processes.

By earning an online health informatics master’s degree, you can stand out from the competition without having to quit your day job. Read on to learn about the 10 best U.S. colleges and universities offering online master’s in health informatics programs.

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The Forbes Advisor Education team is committed to bringing our readers unbiased rankings and trustworthy, informative articles covering higher learning institutions, individual degree programs, bootcamps, professional credentials and various career paths.

Our team sources data from the National Center for Education Statistics and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. We also pull information from reputable professional organizations and education providers’ direct websites. Our rankings use a strict methodology to determine the best schools, programs or bootcamps for each category.

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Our Methodology

We scored 28 accredited, nonprofit colleges offering online health informatics master’s degree programs in the U.S. using 16 data points in the categories of credibility, affordability, student outcomes, student experience and application process.

We pulled data for these categories from reliable resources such as the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System; private, third-party data sources; and individual school and program websites. Data is accurate as of June 2023.

We scored schools based on the following categories:

Student Outcomes:

Overall graduation rate
Median earnings 10 years after graduation


In-state graduate student tuition
In-state graduate student fees
Alternative tuition plans offered
Median federal student loan debt
Percentage of students in federal student loan deferment

Student Experience:

Student-to-faculty ratio
Socioeconomic diversity
Availability of online coursework
Total number of graduate assistants
More than 50% of graduate students enrolled in at least some distance education


Fully accredited
Programmatic accreditation status
Nonprofit status

Application Process:

Acceptance rate

We chose the 10 best schools to display based on those receiving a curved final score of 85% or higher.

Find our full list of methodologies here.