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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.

Program Highlights

Program at a Glance

40 units

2 years

*Program completion times may vary depending on course registration, units transferred, and time to complete other degree requirements.

Fall | Spring

MS in Health Information Systems & Technology

Featured Courses

CGH 301

Examines the most commonly used statistical methods in clinical and experimental research, focusing on data analytic methods, reading and interpreting computer output from commonly used statistical packages, and more.

CGH 302

Provides an overview of the causes, distribution, and control of disease in populations and the skills and knowledge to investigate the epidemiology of a specific disease or other health-related phenomenon.

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.

IST 302

Introduces concepts and techniques for database design and management emphasizing the relational model, query optimization and performance tuning, and more.

IST 303
Software Development

Provides an understanding of modern software development principles and practices to support more advanced information systems and technology courses.

IST 370
Introduction to GIS Analytics and Solution Development

Provides an overview of the theoretical foundations and the applied use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), the principles, and fundamental concepts.


Health Core Courses (12 units)

  • Biostatistics or Advanced Statistical Methods (4 units)
  • Epidemiology (4 units)
  • Health Services in the US and Abroad (4 units)

Information Systems and Technology Courses (8 units)

  • Databases (4 units)
  • Software Development (4 units)
  • Communications and Networking (4 units)
  • Management of Information Systems and Technology (4 units)
  • CS Insights on Python Programming (4 units)
  • Geographic Information Systems: Essential Concepts (4 units)
  • Introduction to Health Informatics (4 units)

Health Elective Course (8 units)

  • Theoretical Foundations in Health Promotion and Education (4 units)
  • Grant Writing and Proposal Development (4 units)
  • Data Analysis (SAS) (4 units)
  • Research Methods or Advanced Research Methods (4 units)
  • Foundations of Program Planning (4 units)
  • Health Care Economics & Financing (4 units)

Information Systems and Technology Elective Courses (12 units)
Students may pursue the following areas of emphasis: Information Systems and Technology Management, Mobile App Development, Geographic Information Systems, Health Informatics, Cybersecurity and Networking, or design a customized option in collaboration with an advisor.

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Regina Wang Lee

Director of Recruitment for the School of Community & Global Health
T: 909-607-9417

Steve Miranda

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