Program Details

Address health care priorities and help create healthier lives through data

The amount and speed of data are increasing across every industry—especially health care. A Master of Science in Clinical & Health Informatics from the University of Wisconsin–Madison ensures that you have a strong, practical knowledge of informatics concepts, methods, and tools so you can create innovative solutions or improve the ones already in place.

The Clinical & Health Informatics program integrates electronic health record analysis, database design and clinical operational management, health modeling, and healthcare data security into one degree. It also supplements your existing health care expertise and builds analytical and management skills.

Work with instructors and peers across an array of disciplines to understand how to make key decisions about health, security, and biomedical and health information problems. Complete classes in data analytics, engineering design, information systems, and change management.

"We've been very intentional in tailoring this cutting-edge, online degree program to meet the needs of today's clinical informatics professionals, empowering them to become leaders in utilizing technology and data analytics to improve patient care."

Elizabeth Meyerand, PhD

Is an MS in Clinical & Health Informatics right for you?

We are looking for people like you who want to make a difference and know that healthcare informatics needs leaders interested in:

  • Improving the health and wellbeing across all populations, especially our neediest
  • Impactful data for decision-making to support clinical practices and systems thinking for quality healthcare for all
  • Making our work in healthcare safer and more effective across healthcare sectors
  • Ensuring our data built with the principles embedded in our values—integrity, trust, and truth

Our Clinical & Health Informatics program is ideal for those with a passion for using data to make change in the healthcare industry.  Students in our program have had backgrounds as doctors, nurses, clinical coordinators, IT/medical record technicians, data analysts, medical sales representatives, etc.  We’ve also attracted career changers who have been teachers, librarians, radio announcers, to highlight a few.  As you can tell, the Clinical & Health Informatics program is built for working professionals – like you!

Earn your master’s from a top medical school

The Clinical & Health Informatics program seeks to become Wisconsin’s first master’s program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) by the AMIA (American Medical Informatics Association) Accreditation Committee. The master’s program is housed in the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research within the School of Medicine and Public health, the nation’s first school to merge the principles of medical and public health approaches.

How You’ll Learn

  • Complete a 30-credit curriculum.
  • Courses are 100% online, allowing you the flexibility to complete your coursework from anywhere without disrupting your career.
  • Paced for working professionals.
  • Program can be completed in as little as 2 years, depending on the desired pace.