The Master of Science in Health Informatics (MHI) program is designed to help educate and train professionals who use, develop, and maintain technologies in healthcare. The program exposes students to the interaction and interdependencies of technology with other key elements in healthcare, including HIPAA compliance, JCAHO accreditation, FDA regulations, evidence-based practices, and other organizational issues. This program addresses both areas of clinical informatics and health information systems, with a focus on the integration and interoperability of technology within this total environment. The MHI degree can be completed taking courses in-class, online, or a combination thereof. You can also specialize in Healthcare Data Analytics, Healthcare Process Management or Healthcare Administration.

The MHI program has a STEM designated CIP code, so F-1 visa students may qualify for the 17-month Optional Practical Training extension. For more information see http://isss.nku.edu/oissf1/f1employ.html

Career Paths

The Master of Science in Health Informatics provides students the skills and knowledge to implement, integrate and enhance healthcare information systems to improve patient care, reduce healthcare costs and to help hospitals comply with regulations. Careers in this field include: Healthcare Informaticist, Healthcare Business Systems Analyst, Healthcare Applications Manager and Healthcare Data Analyst/Researcher.

Program Contact Information

Dr. Gary Ozanich
Director of MS in Health Informatics Program



Whatever your career focus, you can gain valuable on-the-job experience in an internship or co-op arranged through NKU Career Services.

NKU students are gaining professional experience with area businesses such as Duke Energy, Fidelity Investments, The Cincinnati Reds, Hewlett-Packard, Kroger, Procter & Gamble and The Cincinnati Bengals.