The MS in Health Information Systems & Technology addresses the high demand for professionals with expertise in the complexities of both health care administration and information technology.
As health information and technology continue to be of critical focus across the global continuum of care, a variety of new and revamped roles in healthcare are continuously emerging and evolving in scope. The Center for Information Systems & Technology (CISAT) along with the School of Community & Global Health (SCGH) of Claremont Graduate University offer a joint degree program that provides you with the tools and skills needed to develop, manage, and support health information technology systems, and to work in a variety of health IT positions. The program emphasizes foundational knowledge and skills such as data analysis, data mining, software programming, communications, and project management.
- Proximity to local health departments in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Riverside counties provides you many employment and educational opportunities.
- Your degree will be applicable to a wide range of professional fields, including pharmaceutical marketing, health care marketing, health care consulting, hospital administration, managed care, biotechnology, and healthcare-related nonprofit work.
- Well-equipped research clinics and laboratories allow you to work directly on applied and academic research; these include the IDEA Lab, Intelligent Systems Lab, and more.
- You will benefit from an interdisciplinary educational experience that aims to bridge the gap between collecting data and translating it into maintaining health organizations and managing outcomes.
- This program is STEM designated, allowing international students who hold F-1 visas to apply for OPT work authorizations for a total of 36 months (an initial 1-year period and a 24-month OPT STEM extension) of paid work experience in the U.S. after graduation.