Graduate Studies in Health Informatics & Management

Health care workers reviewing health informatics

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 interest:

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

Blended: Courses 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 halfOnline Learning Courses
  • 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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Apply Into the Program

Visit Graduate Admissions

Register for Courses

Approximately 2 months prior to the start of each semester, Online and Continuing Education posts the new course schedule to the website. Once you've decided which course(s) you would like to take, returning students can register using SIS Self-Service, while new students must use the Non-Degree Registration Form.
Note: If you previously completed an academic program through UMass Lowell
but haven't already applied and been accepted into this program, please use the Non-Degree Registration Form to register.

Questions? Contact Us!

Email our Student Support Center for assistance, or call for advising at (800) 480-3190 and press 1 to speak with an advisor. See links at the bottom of this page for technical assistance with your online course.

Please note, this program is NOT recommended for individuals living beyond a 60 mile radius from Lowell, Massachusetts since students are required to spend approximately half of each of their courses in a traditional classroom format. However, the Graduate Certificate Program in Health Informatics is now available entirely online and accessible to those living beyond a 60 mile radius from Lowell.