Academic Experience

Is Clinical & Health Informatics right for you?

Our graduate programs are ideal for those who believe in using data to drive change in the healthcare industry.

Students in our programs come from all walks of life and backgrounds. We have had students with backgrounds as doctors, nurses, clinical coordinators, IT/medical record technicians, data analysts, and medical sales representatives. We’ve also attracted career changers who have been teachers, librarians, and radio announcers, to highlight a few.

Courses are 100% online, allowing you the flexibility to better manage your time and complete your coursework from anywhere. Our MS degree program can be completed in as little as 2 years, and our ‘customized’ graduate certificate can be completed in 1 semester!

You’ll gain knowledge and use tools to help you advance your career, address new challenges, and improve your community—at a pace that fits your schedule.

Be the problem solver. Navigate data to inform decisions and facilitate change that improves healthcare. Enhance your professional practices and step into leadership roles.

Our Students Say

“I thought the online nature of the program would make it difficult to engage, but that turned out to be far from the truth. I deeply appreciated the flexibility of this format.”

 “The instructors were excellent and always willing to go out of their way to answer questions or to provide guidance.”

“The students in my cohort were phenomenal. Having such a wide range of backgrounds added some enriching and unique perspectives to discussions and group projects.”

Why UW

There is a natural fit for the University of Wisconsin to champion Clinical & Health Informatics. The “Wisconsin Idea” is based in how a UW education should influence and improve people’s lives beyond the university setting – in providing information, exercising technical skill, doing research, and solving problems to improve health and quality of life for all citizens. This guiding philosophy offers a set of principles that make our programs, our faculty, and our students some of the best in the world.

Be part of more than 150 years of excellence in education at UW–Madison!


UW–Madison has long been recognized as a world-class university, consistently ranked high in the top public schools in the U.S. (#10, U.S. News & World Report, 2022).

Dedication to continuous learning

Our students have the opportunity to work with people who embrace meaningful and spirited discussion, and who embrace learning as a lifelong journey.

Support to stand out

We can help you get noticed in an increasingly competitive environment through our unique combination of teaching excellence, vibrant experiences, cutting-edge research, innovation and credibility.

Current student feedback

“This has been the school I’ve been working toward and dreaming of my whole life. I’m so grateful the professors work as hard as I am to make sure I succeed. I really feel like the professors care as much as I do. It’s refreshing and reassuring. I’ve been taking the opportunity to utilize the virtual office hours and my professors have been wonderful in explaining things and providing valuable insight!”

– Elizabeth Steimle, MS program student