Professionals in the field of health informatics strive to improve the health of individuals, groups and populations through innovative information technology that is thoughtfully designed, implemented and managed, and that is responsive to both present and future needs. Informed by a deep understanding of information, technology, and public health, graduates of the U-M health informatics program will develop a unique vision for how to achieve this goal along with the skills to pursue this vision.
Master of Health Informatics
The 52 credit, two year, on-campus MHI program prepares students for careers that will harness the power of information to enhance health and transform individual health and health care. We are developing the next generation of leaders to guide this rapidly evolving field.
Students completing the Master of Health Informatics (MHI) will be well prepared to enter—and become leaders in—the health informatics field. Through their elective course selections, students may shape their preparation more specifically to certain subfields, such as clinical, consumer or public health application areas. Because there is likely to be integration and convergence among these subfields in the coming years, however, all students will be required to acquire knowledge relevant to each of these subfields. Defining features of the program include its strengths in leadership and consumer health informatics applications and system-related human and organizational issues.
Opportunities for current University of Michigan graduate students
The Health Informatics program offers an 18-credit Graduate Certificate (GCHI), open only to students who are currently enrolled in a graduate program at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.