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MS in Health Informatics and Analytics

In a rapidly evolving healthcare ecosystem of automation and information systems, the online Master of Science in Health Informatics and Analytics (MS HIA) empowers students to apply data analysis and information technology solutions to the evidence-based delivery of health care. Available as a joint degree option for Drake pharmacy students and health sciences students, or as a stand-alone program for current clinicians, healthcare administrators, and information technology workers looking to advance their career, the program provides students with the opportunity to collaborate effectively with data scientists, statisticians, and healthcare professionals in interdisciplinary healthcare settings.

Graduates of the MS HIA program will be particularly agile in the fast-changing healthcare landscape, and well-positioned to take on innovative roles in the health care information technology field. The unique inclusion of data analytics with informatics addresses the growing employer demand in graduates with both of these skills.

Potential Careers

Some potential positions you might hold after completing this program include:

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Salaries average between $75k-$150k


Demand for this field is expected to grow 4-12 times over the next decade.


Health IT job growth projection is 13%

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Student Profile

“Seeing as this new program directly relates to not only my personal interest in technology and data but also my career choice as a pharmacy informaticist, it didn't take much convincing for me to pursue it.

The development of this program makes me feel like Drake recognizes the changes in health care with its shift to big data and wants to prepare their students for that world. I feel like this degree will prepare me for the changing landscapes and keep me at the forefront of that innovation!”

—Joshua Hart, PharmD, MSHIA Candidate 2022