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This industry-focused MS program with a concentration in Health Informatics enables students to understand the critical relationships between information technology (IT) and modern health care.

The health care field is awash in data that have the potential to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and save lives. But data alone are not enough. Converting data to actionable information requires expertise across a range of business intelligence, statistical analysis, and geographic information systems (GIS) tools. In partnership with the School of Community and Global Health, you’ll study these tools and more, undertaking technically driven, collaborative research with faculty-scholars who bring impressive professional health care and IT experience to their teaching. You will graduate as a well-trained informatics specialist with strong leadership abilities and the potential to shape health care delivery and practice.

Program Highlights

Program At a Glance

36 units

Full-time: 1–1.5 years
Part-time: 1.5–3 years

*Actual completion times will vary and may be higher, depending on full- or part-time course registration, units transferred, and time to complete other degree requirements.

Fall | Spring | Summer

MS in Information Systems & Technology

Featured Courses

IST 380
Introduction to Health Informatics

Studies the related fields of Medical Informatics, Bioinformatics and Information Science through an examination of foundations, applications, and case studies that reach across disciplinary boundaries.

IST 381
Persuasive Technologies

Explores how persuasive technology illuminates the principles that influence and motivate people in different aspects of their lives through the latest research.

IST 382
Health Geoinformatics

Examines how technology can assist in discovering and eliminating disease, in disease prevention and health promotion for community health, and in health care service planning and delivery.

CGH 312
Data Analysis (SAS)

Introduces students to managing and analyzing data using the SAS system by inputting data into SAS, preparing data from analysis and data screening to understanding distributions, and more.

CGH 314
Emerging Chronic & Infectious Diseases Worldwide

Provides an overview of the causative factors and demographic distribution of the major chronic and infectious diseases in the world, focusing on epidemiologic concepts, methods, and research design.

CGH 303
Health Services in the U.S. & Abroad

Analyzes the health care delivery system to understand contemporary issues affecting the health of the American and international public and the institutions that provide health services to protect health.


The Center for Information Systems and Technology (CISAT) at CGU participates in industry and academic partnerships designed to create internships, collaborations, practicum courses, and other opportunities. These include:

Claremont Graduate University’s comprehensive partnership with Esri, the world’s leading supplier of geographic information system (GIS) software, offers numerous benefits, including:

Microsoft Developer Network Academic Alliance
CISAT is also a Microsoft Developer Network Academic Alliance Member, which gives our students and researchers access to the latest technologies for use in classroom assignments and projects.

IBM Watson Analytics Academic Program
To ensure students work with leading data analytics technologies, CISAT is part of the Watson Analytics Academic Program (WAP), which provides no-cost use of IBM® Watson Analytics software for classroom teaching and research.

Faculty & Research

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Steve Miranda

Director of Recruitment, Center for Information Systems & Technology
T: 909-607-1094