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What does it cost?

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Georgia State is dedicated to providing affordable and accessible programs for all prospective students because we value the investment each student makes in their education. We understand that the path to a student’s future shouldn’t be blocked due to finances and we pride ourselves on offering financial assistance and scholarships that can support students through their education.

How long will it take?

36 credit hours

All required classes to earn a degree can be completed online.

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

  • Fall: June 30
  • Spring: November 11
  • Summer: Not applicable

Online Health Sciences, Concentration in Health Informatics, M.S.

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Dr. Cedric L. Truss, D.H.A., M.S.H.I.
Program Director and Clinical Assistant Professor
404-413-1222[email protected]

Inside the trillions of bytes of health care data rest the trends and insights that health care leaders need to move their hospital, clinic, organization or community to the next generation of service and improved outcomes. Be one of those leaders in health informatics with Georgia State's online M.S. in health informatics.

The Master of science in health sciences degree with a concentration in health informatics is an online 36-semester hour program. You'll do well in the program if you have a background in an IT-related field or if you work in a clinical setting, but any undergraduate major is acceptable.

You will take interdisciplinary classes, one of the distinctive factors of our program. You will learn from faculty in health informatics and nursing.

This approach has you learning alongside experts in multiple disciplines. When combined, it gives you a holistic understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing our healthcare data and technology systems today.

We bring together design, development and adoption of information technology-based innovations in health care delivery, management and planning.

The program is 100 percent online with on-demand, work-at-your-own-pace (asynchronous) classes as well as scheduled, synchronous courses.

Program Details

There is no GRE/GMAT requirement for admission into the program.

The program will consist of at least two courses per semester, and students may apply for admission for fall or spring semester. The deadline for the fall semester is July 1 and spring is November 5.

The following materials are required for admission:

  1. Online Application for Graduate Admissions to Georgia State University.
  2. A $50 application fee.
  3. Official transcripts from all colleges attended.
  4. Two letters of recommendation from individuals knowledgeable of the applicant’s professional and academic abilities.
  5. Current resume including education, work experience and professional development, professional and/or community activities, research and publications.
  6. Official scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), for applicants whose native language is not English. See section on “International Admissions” for more information.
  7. For International Applicants, please provide all items listed above plus the items listed here on the college of nursing website.
  8. Because this program is taught 100% online, it does not allow for F1 or 1 visa sponsorship for overseas students.
  9. A personal statement identifying your educational/professional goals and the purpose for applying to the specific graduate option (Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics or Master of Science in Health Sciences with a concentration in Health Informatics).
  10. A two-page white-paper style writing sample on a health informatics topic (APA style).
  11. A Certificate of Immunization.
  12. A bachelor’s degree in any field with at least two years experience in a healthcare or information technology (IT) setting.
  • Prerequisites – 42 hours of pre-requisites (Areas A through E). Area F includes pre-requisites related to Rehabilitation Sciences.
  • Area F – Courses appropriate to the major (18 hours)
  • Area G – Core Area of Concentration- Health Sciences, 33 hours
  • Area H courses for the lnterprofessional Rehabilitation Sciences track: (15 hours)
  • Area J: Electives (12 Hours)

For up-to-date curriculum requirements, please visit the catalog.

Students are charged graduate tuition and fees. In-state tuition is approximately $12,000 per year. Out-of-state tuition is about $33,000 per year.

Corporate Assistance
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University System of Georgia Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)
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The goals of the program are as follows:

  • The goal of this new degree option is to provide students with an opportunity to gain foundational, contextual and interactional competencies in Health Sciences that will support their future goals of engaging in a professional health-related career.

The learning outcomes are the following:

  • Students will be able to discuss the current and emerging requirements for providers in the health professions, particularly as it relates to workforce development and needs.
  • Students will participate in interdisciplinary teams with students in the health professions and successfully contribute as part of an interdisciplinary unit.
  • Students will consult health-related journals and identify scientific articles that address their needs and interest and summarize the main points of the work consulted.
  • Students will have an understanding of ethical principles and their application in the healthcare industry. Students will be able to describe health enterprise and the business practices that drive the healthcare industry to a wellness industry.
  • Students will participate in a Georgia State University Signature or Study Abroad experience related to health sciences.

The focus of the program will be in the area of Rehabilitation Sciences.



  • Health Informatics Specialist
  • Director of Clinical Informatics
  • Director of Nursing Informatics
  • Pharmacy Informatics Specialist
  • Informatics Nurse Specialist
  • Healthcare Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Healthcare Consultant
  • Systems Analyst
  • Security and Privacy Analyst
  • Database Analyst / Administrator
  • Information Systems Director
  • Applications Analyst
  • Implementation Analyst
  • Health I.T. Project Manager


Admissions and Curriculum Inquiries

Dr. Cedric Truss
Program Director/Clinical Assistant Professor
[email protected]

Mailing Address:
Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 3995
Atlanta, GA 30302-3995

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