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The HMI Department develops, translates, and disseminates knowledge innovations and evidence-based solutions to improve health management and informatics performance in complex health systems to advance the health of Missouri’s communities, the nation and international partners by:

Creating a culture of collaborative relationships in research, education, and service to generate innovative ideas and solutions;
Providing professional health management and informatics education and fostering lifelong learning;
Delivering technical assistance and consultation by partnering with health, human service and policy-making organizations; and
Developing innovative commercial products and services for health- and education-related applications.

Degrees Offered

Health Informatics, Master of Science

On Campus Requires Campus Visits

*This program is eligible for the STEM OPT Extension.

Admission Criteria

  • Residential program applications should be submitted prior to March 1 to receive priority consideration for Fall admission. All applications received after March 1 will be reviewed on a rolling basis
  • Executive program applicants (who start each January) are admitted on a rolling basis.
  • A minimum of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  • Undergraduate GPA: 3.0 during the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work and any subsequent graduate course work

Minimum Language Requirements

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Required Application Materials

For the Graduate School

  • Completed Graduate School online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Health Management and Informatics Program

  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Personal essay
  • Official transcripts
  • TOEFL report (international applicants only)

Health Informatics, Graduate Certificate

On Campus Requires Campus Visits

Officially approved as:     

Stand Alone:  Yes  

Total Credit Hours:  12

Certificate description:  The Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics offered by the Department of Health Management and Informatics provides learners with the skills necessary to participate in the selection, use, and evaluation of information technology applications throughout the health services industry. The certificate program is designed for physicians, nurses, managers, information system designers, consultants, and others committed to the application of information technology for improving the quality, safety, and efficiency of health services.

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Informatics for Public Health, Graduate Certificate

100% Online

Officially approved as:

Stand Alone: Yes

Total Credit Hours:  12

Certificate description: The Graduate Certificate in Informatics for Public Health is designed to serve as a stand-alone certificate program for non-degree seeking students, public health care professionals and as an additional option for Master of Science in Health Informatics degree seeking students and Master of Public Health students. Courses taken for the certificate program are not intended to fulfill the requirements of any current graduate degree at MU. Students in the program will gain a basic knowledge of issues in public health informatics and competence in evaluating and discovering solutions for the current and future public health informatics challenges.

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Healthcare Project Management, Graduate Certificate

100% Online On Campus

Officially approved as:

Stand Alone: Yes

Total Credit Hours: 12

Certificate description:
The Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Project Management educates healthcare providers and workers in healthcare-specific project management. The certificate provides the cross-professional training needed to enable health and health workers of all levels of medical/health qualification to better manage projects needed to improve care quality and decrease healthcare costs. Beginning with supported Electronic Health Record (EHR) adoption and Meaningful Use and proceeding to value-based reimbursement, the healthcare industry has become increasingly focused on projectized, operational improvements. This focus has exacerbated the need for formally trained project managers, projected to grow as much as 79% over the next eight years. Students in the certificate program will gain a basic knowledge of issues in healthcare project management and competence with skills, techniques, and tools used for effective, safe, complaint, healthcare project management.

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