Master of Health Informatics Program

The Health Informatics accreditor of the University of Minnesota is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for master's degree in Health Informatics has been reaffirmed through 2029-2030 All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at [email protected].

cahiim accredited

The MHI program is designed to train individuals who are interested in using information technology to solve health care problems. The curriculum consists of 31 credits of coursework, including a final capstone. Students take a sequence of core informatics courses and add electives to specialize their degree. We also offer two dual degrees, the PharmD and the MD/MHI. 

Below are the admissions requirements for the MHI. To the right are the deadlines for fall and spring cycles. Note that we accept applicants in both the spring and fall, however international students are encouraged to only apply during the fall cycle. Applications are reviewed only after the deadline.  

To serve as the academic home for health informatics professional students pursuing a Master of Science in Health Informatics. It will provide a thorough, broad-based, cutting-edge, high-quality educational program that facilitates initial entry and advancement in the health informatics workforce and/or prepare them for doctoral studies in the field.
A workforce of trained health informatics professionals with skills in the information and healthcare sciences who are contributing to solving important problems in health.