Earn your master's degree or a 4-course graduate certificate by
taking blended Health Management courses
that meet face-to-face AND online.
NEW: UMass Lowell's Graduate Certificate Program in
Health Informatics is Now Available Entirely Online! (see details)
Master's Degree in Health Informatics and Management
UMass Lowell's Master of Science Degree in Health Informatics and
Management is a 12-course master's degree program designed to prepare health care management and health informatics professionals with knowledge and
expertise that is essential to the delivery of high-quality, cost-effective health services, and critical
in the design, analysis and evaluation of public health and private sector health systems.
UMass Lowell offers two concentrations for students to customize the program around their particular areas of
The University also offers two graduate-level certificate programs.
Many students complete one of the four-course certificate programs before seeking admission to the master's
degree program, and the certificate courses with a grade of "B" or better are then accepted as credits towards the master's degree.
Graduate Certificate Programs
meet on campus and online
In addition to the Master's Degree program, UMass Lowell offers three
4-course graduate-level certificate programs:
These certificate programs are
designed to help professionals acquire advanced knowledge and skills while pursuing studies beyond
their Bachelor's Degree. They allow individuals to explore graduate education without committing to the
full master's degree program. The courses completed in the certificate program with a grade of "B" or better can also be
applied towards the Master's Degree in Health Informatics and Management, if the certificate candidate
decides to continue on with his/her studies. Students who complete one of the certificate programs with
a GPA of 3.5 or better are not required to complete the GRE for admission into the master's degree program.
About the Blended Learning Format
Courses in blended programs feature a combination of face-to-face and online classes, maximizing
the students' convenience, while still allowing them the opportunity to interact with their faculty and
fellow students in person.
The Benefits of Blended Education:
- Online sessions cut your face-to-face time in half
- Spend less time commuting to class!
Face-to-face class sessions are offered at UMass Lowell
- Meet with your faculty face-to-face and online
To get a better sense of the number of face-to-face meetings vs. the number of online class sessions, please
review the current and past semester schedules in the right margin of this page.
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About UMass Lowell's Department of Community Health and Sustainability
While these courses are made available each semester through UMass Lowell's Division
of Online and Continuing Education,
the Health Informatics and Management programs are housed within the University's
Department of Community Health and Sustainability
which is part of the University's Division of Public Health in the College of Health Sciences. The Department of Community
Health & Sustainability offers a variety of science-based programs designed to prepare individuals to
become public health professionals, health care managers, and researchers working to create a sustainable future. Their faculty are committed to the improvement of health through excellence in teaching, research and community service. Their programs provide the foundation for the design, implementation, and evaluation of health policies and programs.
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