Health Informatics, M.Sc.

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  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #101 (ARWU) , IN,
As the first school of its kind in the United States, the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing is an innovator in a fast-paced and dynamic field. Our school uniquely integrates computing, social science and information systems design to explore how people use computing and technology to live, work, play and communicate. We then apply that insight to develop innovative IT solutions impacting fields like healthcare, biology, business, law, entertainment and media.


The mission of the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing is to excel in education, research, and civic engagement in the field of informatics, an integrative discipline which advances knowledge in:

  • Computing, information, and media technologies;
  • The implications those technologies have for individuals and society;
  • Their application to any field of study adapting to the challenges of the Information Age.

The M.S. in Health Informatics is a program that integrates knowledge from informatics, healthcare, health information technology and other disciplines to analyze and protect patient data, increase healthcare efficiencies and produce higher quality patient care.


The School of Informatics and Computing is regionally accredited as a school of Indiana University by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Programme Structure

Graduates of the Health Informatics program will master health informatics knowledge and skills, as well as acquire practical experience in three domains:

  • Understanding Technology and Methodologies for Processing Data, Information and Knowledge in Healthcare
  • Information Literacy for Healthcare
  • Information Management

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Book IELTS
  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).


  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, biology, biochemistry, nursing, mathematics, statistics, physics, health information administration, or other similar or health-related discipline.
  • Successful coursework (or equivalent) in programming (i.e. C, C++, Java or equivalent), databases, medical terminology, human anatomy and physiology.
  • Minimum Overall GPA: 3.0 (4.0 point scale)
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores from within the past five years if you are seeking direct financial assistance (such as an assistantship or fellowship) from the School of Informatics and Computing. A GRE score is not required to submit your FAFSA or to seek other federal or private financial assistance opportunities.
HIT Certificate Graduates

If you have graduated from the HIT certificate within the last year, you may use your previous HIT application materials for the Health Informatics Master’s application or submit new materials. This includes your resume/CV, college transcripts (unless a non-IU updated transcript is necessary), personal statement, and letters of reference.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Bloomington

  • 1071 - 1740 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


All students, regardless of major, who submit a complete application for admission by November 1 are considered for Selective Scholarship eligibility. Students who meet initial eligibility criteria will be invited to complete the online Selective Scholarship Application (SSA).Notification of a student’s SSA eligibility to apply will be offered via email and in the admission packet. The online SSA (including the required letters of recommendation) must be submitted by the specified date on the application for further consideration. IU will only consider official test scores sent directly from the testing agencies.

Scholarships and Programs included:
  • Hudson & Holland Scholars Program
  • Hutton Honors College Scholarships
  • The College of Arts & Sciences
  • The School of Education Directs Admit Scholars Program
  • The School of Informatics and ComputingIU Journalism
  • The School of Global and International Studies
  • The School of Public and Environmental Affairs

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