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What is Health Informatics?

Health Informatics applies informatics concepts, theories, and practices to real-life situations to achieve better health outcomes. This includes collecting, storing, analyzing, and presenting data in a digital format. Harnessing the big data revolution to create secure, efficient systems that transmit and retain medical information, the field of Health Informatics is expanding almost daily. The program's philosophy revolves around the goal of creating a more responsive and personalized healthcare system and improve community health.


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UNC Charlotte is a leader in innovating to meet the evolving needs of our business community and the region’s workforce.  The master's degree in Health Informatics is a face to face program designed for working adults with a variety of professional backgrounds including health and computing, as well as those interested in transitioning into the field. Courses are offered in the evenings to support both full and part-time students. Our curriculum stresses hands-on, team-based learning. The internship and capstone projects put students directly in the workplace using real-world data sets and aims to solve a current problem. 

What is a “Professional” Masters Degree?

National Professional Science Master's Association LogoA professional master's degree is a practitioner’s credential, designed to allow students to pursue cutting-edge research with world-class faculty in STEM disciplines, while also developing practical business skills highly valued by employers. Interdisciplinary in its approach, PSM's infuse soft skills into the required coursework to produce well-rounded graduates.  Nationally, PSMs are distinguished from traditional degrees by their active advisory boards and a practicum or internship requirement to connect students with industry leaders. Students enrolled in UNC Charlotte’s health Informatics PSM learn from both academic leaders and business practitioners and gain the entrepreneurial skills necessary to advance in this rapidly growing and evolving career field. For more information on Professional Science Master's please visit sciencemasters.com.

UNC Charlotte's Data Science Initiative (DSI)

The DSI is proposed as Health Informatics PSM at UNC Charlottean industry-university-state partnership to broaden and deepen North Carolina's business analytics talent and stimulate strategic innovation. It supports high-end job creation and business investment in the Charlotte region and across the state. The lead partners in the DSI, the College of Computing and InformaticsBelk College of Business, and the College of Health and Human Services, have long and successful histories of fostering strategic relationships with the business community. Most recently the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences joined the Data Science Initiative as a full-time partner. This growing team provides intellectual capital, academic programs, and outreach activities to meet the needs of employers in the new data-driven economy, both in developing a highly trained workforce and in providing cutting-edge research to address challenges and opportunities in the business environment. 

About UNC Charlotte

Big Ideas @ UNC CharlotteUNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research institution. Our campus is located in the Piedmont of North Carolina, just two hours from the mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Ocean. A large public university with a small college feel, more than 28,000 students consider UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus their home away from home. UNC Charlotte is largest institution of higher education in the Charlotte region offering 23 doctoral programs, 62 master’s degree programs, and 78 programs leading to bachelor’s degrees.  Fall 2016 enrollment in graduate programs alone exceeded 5,000.