Health Information Systems & Technology

MS in Health Information Systems & Technology

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
  • 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.

Program At-a-glance

  • 40 units

    required units

  • MS in Health Information Systems & Technology

    degree awarded

  • Spring, Fall

    program start

  • 2 years | full time*

    estimated completion time

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Regina Wang Lee

Director of Recruitment for the School of Community & Global Health

909-607-9417

Steve Miranda

Director of Recruitment, Center for Information Systems & Technology

909-607-1094

Faculty

  • Portrait of Bin Xie

    Bin Xie

    Professor of Community and Global Health
    Director of the Applied Biostatistics (MS) program

    Research Interests

    Obesity prevention; Tobacco control; Diet, physical activity, body image in adolescents; Psychological adjustment to obesity; Diabetes and cancer; Application of statistical analysis in prevention research

  • Portrait of Darleen Peterson

    Darleen V. Peterson

    Professor of Practice, Community and Global Health
    Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
    Director of the Certificate and Master of Public Health (MPH) programs

    Research Interests

    Evaluation of Health Communication Campaigns, Effects of Pro- and Anti-Tobacco and Alcohol Marketing; Public Health Education Accreditation

  • Portrait of Deborah Freund

    Deborah Freund

    Research Full Professor

    Research Interests

    Value-Based Reimbursement, Medicaid Managed Care, Health Disparities

  • Portrait of Shamir Chatterjee

    Samir Chatterjee

    Fletcher Jones Chair of Technology Design & Management

    Research Interests

    Design science research, Health informatics, Electronics and telecommunication engineering

  • Terry Ryan

    Terry Ryan

    Professor of Information Systems & Technology

    Research Interests

    Management information systems, Programming, Software development, Research methods, Statistics

  • Chinazunwa Uwaoma

    Chinazunwa Uwaoma

    Research Assistant Professor of Information Systems & Technology

    Research Interests

    Internet of Things, Mobile Computing, Computer Communications & Networks, Healthcare Systems, Artificial Intelligence, and Cyber Security

Application Guidelines

Requirements Summary

Item Description
Application Fee $80
Official Transcripts Yes
Letters of Recommendation 2
Statement of Purpose Yes
Resume Yes

Key Dates and Deadlines

CGU operates on a priority deadline cycle. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit complete applications by the priority dates in order to assure maximum consideration for both admission and fellowships.

Once the priority deadlines have passed, the University will continue to review applications for qualified candidates on a competitive, space-available basis. The final deadlines listed are the last date the University can accept an application in order to allow sufficient time to complete the admissions, financial aid, and other enrollment processes.

Spring 2024
Priority Deadline – November 1, 2023
Final Deadline (International) – November 15, 2023
Final Deadline (Domestic) – December 1, 2023
Classes begin – January 16, 2024

Summer 2024
Priority Deadline – February 1, 2024
Final Deadline (International) – March 1, 2024
Final Deadline (Domestic) – April 1, 2024
Classes begin – May 13, 2024

Fall 2024
Priority Deadline – February 1, 2024
Final Deadline (International) – July 5, 2024
Final Deadline (Domestic) – August 1, 2024
Classes begin – August 26, 2024

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Cost & Aid

Tuition and Fees

ESTIMATED TUITION (CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS, NON-RESIDENTS, INTERNATIONAL)
Program 40 units
Tuition per unit* $2,020

*Based on 2023-2024 tuition rates.

STUDENT FEES (PER SEMESTER)

$245 Student Fee
$150 Technology Fee
International Student Services Fee*: $661 fall semester, $776 spring semester
**Applies to all international students (F-1 visa only) who are registered in coursework, doctoral study, or continuous registration. The fee is assessed each fall and spring semester for annual ISO accident and sickness plans and administrative fees. Subject to change.

For estimates of room & board, books, etc., please download CGU’s Cost of Attendance 2022-2023 .

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