Health Informatics and Data Science continues to remain one of the most promising fields for STEM careers. A 2017 HIMSS Leadership and Workforce Survey showed that 61% of health technology product developers and healthcare service providers are looking to fill open positions at their organizations[1]. As per the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment rate for candidates with health information management and analytics skills is growing at 23% each year[2].

In order to meet this increasing demand for Health Informatics professionals, the School of Biomedical Graduate Education and the Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics at Georgetown University, have launched a brand new, accelerated, career-ready Master’s degree program in Health Informatics and Data Science.

We are now accepting applications for Fall 2019:

Application Deadline: July 1st 2019

The Program

This is an industry-driven, 12-month accelerated program, with both in-class full-time and part-time options. It is aimed at health professionals, biomedical engineers, as well as math/physics/computer science majors seeking to become practicing clinical informaticians. The program includes comprehensive coursework, hands-on projects and a mandatory Capstone Project that is the culmination of the student’s coursework and experience at Georgetown University. Students will work with a host organization and an academic mentor with this resource to critically analyze a real world problem, design, conceptualize and implement a solution that applies the knowledge and skills acquired during the Master’s program.

What will students gain?

  • Students will master skills in key areas such as utilizing data in electronic medical records, building physician and patient facing digital health applications, AI in healthcare, human factors engineering as it relates to patient safety, managing and analyzing data from clinical imaging modalities, healthcare security, ethical considerations in health IT and much more.
  • Through multi-disciplinary coursework and projects, HIDS students will have exposure to and interactions with Georgetown’s distinguished faculty from the top-ranked McDonough School of Business, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, and the Massive Data Institute.
  • Graduates from the program will be ready to take on roles such as Health data scientist, Health business analyst, EHR data manager, Health technology consultant, and other related positions

Our goal is to train students to become critical thinkers, leverage advanced technical capabilities and lead the evolution of healthcare with the power of data, analytics and working in interdisciplinary teams. The unique Georgetown experience prepares the next generation of global citizens to lead and make a difference in the world.

[1] 2017 HIMSS Leadership and Workforce Survey:

[2] US Bureau of Labor Statistics:

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