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If you are not yet a UW-Milwaukee student, you must first apply to the University. Either complete the University of Wisconsin System Online Application or download a paper application, fill it out, then return it to:
UW-Milwaukee Admissions Office
P.O. Box 2174
Milwaukee, WI 53201-2174
Program application may be made online at or by contacting the Graduate School at (414) 229-4982.

Pay For School

Tuition rates

For detailed and up-to-date tuition rates, visit the UWM Bursar Office website.

The Coordinated MS in HCI and MLIS Program is looking for dynamic graduate students to support in our Master’s Degree Program. There are a number of opportunities for financial assistance during your graduate work.

Teaching Assistantships

Teaching assistants support delivery of undergraduate curriculum at UWM. Appointments begin in mid/late-August and are for one academic year (9 months), renewable and dependent on funding. These part-time graduate assistantship positions provide a modest stipend and an excellent experience working closely with faculty.

Learn more about teaching assistantships at UWM.

Research or Project Assistantships

Research assistantships (RA) or project assistantships (PA) may be available pending individual faculty funding cycles. Only students admitted to Health Sciences Graduate Programs will be considered for a RA or PA appointment.

Please contact the faculty member you are interested in working with to learn more information about available RA or PA positions.

Learn more about research assistantships at UWM.

Other Financial Support

Contact Us

Timothy Patrick, PhD
Graduate Program Director
(414) 229-6849 •

The information explosion has affected almost all facets of life. And nowhere is it more critical than in health care. With the huge amount of information available to patients, health care practitioners and researchers, it can be very difficult to locate just the right information needed for making a decision or solving a problem.

That’s where health care informatics specialists and clinical informationists come in. Today there is a strong demand for these types of professionals who have advanced training in health care information systems.

With our coordinated MS in Health Care Informatics and Master of Library and Information Science Program, you will learn how to search, sort and apply information in an efficient and practical way, and help provide cost-effective and high-quality care.

You’ll learn to master critical functions, such as such as systems analysis and design, database and project management, decision support and network design, so you’ll be prepared for many opportunities in this exciting and fast-growing field.

The Coordinated MS in HCI and MLIS Program will provide students with tangible competencies, including the ability to:

  1. Understand medical science and terminology at an appropriate level for managing health care information systems.
  2. Analyze administrative information systems within health care institutional environments.
  3. Identify, analyze and interpret ethical and information policy issues connected with health care information systems and associated individuals.
  4. Evaluate and apply appropriate information systems, classification systems, information retrieval systems and related support literature within health care environments.
  5. Identify, retrieve, organize, store, repackage and share relevant institutional, administrative, patient, and other health care-related information.

Why choose us?

  • UWM’s College of Health Sciences is widely known for its excellent teaching and student learning environment, innovative research programs, community engagement and service to various health care professions.
  • Our coordinated MS in Health Care Informatics and Master of Library & Information Science is offered cooperatively by the UW-Milwaukee College of Health Sciences, Health Care Informatics Program and the School of Information Studies (SOIS).
  • Our program will provide you with a wealth of knowledge pertaining to information technology, with focused attention on the skills needed to support the translation of knowledge into clinical care.
  • If you are an MS in Health Care Informatics (HCI) student, the coordinated degree program will introduce a new content area that is vital to the health care community and help you develop the skills to access and synthesize the large amount of scientific knowledge necessary to support clinical care.
  • If you are a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) student, the coordinated degree program can prepare you for a career in health care informatics or as a clinical informationist.



The Coordinated MS in HCI and MLIS Program welcomes students from other academic areas at UW-Milwaukee, as well as students transferring to UWM from other institutions.

To apply to the UWM Graduate School for graduate studies in health care informatics and library and information science, you must first meet the admission requirements of the UWM Graduate School.

In addition to UWM Graduate School requirements, a GRE will be required except in cases of exceptional prior academic performance or experience.

If you are considering UWM for Graduate School, please consult the graduate program director as early as possible.

Timothy Patrick, PhD
College of Health Sciences
Northwest Quadrant Building B, Room 6425
(414) 229-6849



The Master of Science in Health Care Informatics (HCI) component of the Coordinated Program includes 29 credits spread over 9 content areas finishing with a thesis or project.

The Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) component of the Coordinated Program includes 27 credits of School of Information Science (SOIS) courses. These include 4 core courses (12 credits) and 5 electives (15 credits), chosen to complement the other courses in the Coordinated Program and in accordance with individual student goals.

For information regarding the graduate curriculum and for course descriptions, see UWM’s Graduate School website.