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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 Health Care Informatics Program is looking for dynamic graduate students to support in our MS in Health Care Informatics Program. These part-time graduate assistantship positions provide a modest stipend and an excellent experience working closely with Health Care Informatics faculty. Assistantships are matched to faculty focus areas.

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 •

Health care informatics focuses on the use of automation to improve health care, and there’s a strong demand for professionals with advanced training in health care information systems. You’ll learn to master critical functions such as systems analysis and design, database and project management, decision support, network design, and health care applications and procurement, preparing for many opportunities in this exciting and fast-growing field.

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 multidisciplinary program draws on the experience and expertise of several areas at UWM: The College of Health Science’s Department of Health Informatics and Administration, the College of Engineering and Applied Science’s Department of Computer Science, the Lubar School of Business’ Information Technology Management Program, and the School of Information Studies.
  • You’ll have access to our state-of-the-art research computing labs, including the College of Health Sciences’ Center for Biomedical Data and Language Processing.
  • Our program is an active partner in the Third Coast Consortium for Biomedical and Health Informatics Consortium, which also includes the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee School of Engineering and Marquette University.
  • Our program is designed for full-time or part-time students.

The Department of Health Informatics & Administration 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, you must first meet the admission requirements of the UWM Graduate School.

In addition to UWM Graduate School requirements, those applying into the MS in Health Care Informatics Program must meet the following departmental requirements:

  • Submit GRE scores taken within the past 5 years. Note, this requirement is waived for applicants who already hold a master’s or doctoral degree.
  • Complete the following foundation requirements or equivalents prior to admission into the program. (Individual course exemptions will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Credits earned in these courses do not count toward the degree.) HCI foundation courses provide a basis for subsequent coursework:
Course NumberCourse NameCredits
HCA 102 OR
Health Care Delivery in the U.S.
Health Care Delivery Systems
BMS 301-305 OR
BMS 701 & 702
Human Pathophysiology
Human Pathophysiology I & II
KIN 270 OR
Statistics in the Health Professions
Introduction to Management Statistics
  • Basic proficiency in the use of word processing, spreadsheet, and database software.

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

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

Employment Outlook

Our graduates are highly sought after. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that jobs for medical records and health information technicians will grow 22% between 2012-2022, much faster than other occupations. The demand for health services is expected to increase as the population ages. An aging population will need more medical tests, treatments, and procedures. Additional records, coupled with widespread use of electronic health records (EHRs) by all types of healthcare providers, could lead to an increased need for technicians to organize and manage the associated information in all areas of the healthcare industry.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Medical Records and Health Information Technicians.

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