How to Apply
To apply to the MS Health Care Informatics Program you must apply to the UWM Graduate School.
Pay for School
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 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.
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.
Fellowships & Awards
CHS Scholarships available for MS Health Care Informatics
- CHS Alumni Chapter Scholarship
- CHS Student Scholarship
- Folk-Patrick Health Informatics Scholarship
- Leadership Healthcare Forum Scholarship
- Leslie Blide Memorial Scholarship
- Randall S. Lambrecht Honor Code Scholarship
State and National Scholarships
Other Financial Support
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?
- 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:
|HCA 102: Health Care Delivery in the U.S. OR|
BUS ADM 756: Health Care Delivery Systems
|BMS 301-305: Human Pathophysiology OR|
BMS 701 & 702: Human Pathophysiology I & II
|KIN 270: Statistics in the Health Professions OR|
BUS ADM 210: 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 informatics graduate program director as early as possible.
Rohit J. Kate, PhD
College of Health Sciences
Northwest Quadrant Building B, Room 6473
For information regarding the graduate curriculum and for course descriptions, see UWM’s Graduate School website.
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 15% between 2014-2024, 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.
Visit these websites for current information and other resources regarding our profession.
Faculty & StaffFaculty & Staff
- Ron Cisler, PhD
- Jennifer T. Fink, PhD, MS
Assistant Professor, MHA Program Director
- Rohit J. Kate, PhD
Associate Professor, Informatics Graduate Program Director
- Jake Luo, PhD
Assistant Professor, Director of the Center for Biomedical Data and Language Processing (BioDLP)
- Mary K. Madsen, PhD, RN, FAAIDD
- Pollyanne Mather
Academic Department Associate
- Priya Nambisan, PhD
Associate Professor, Chair
- Kathleen M. Olewinski, MS, RHIA, NHA, FACHE, PhD (ABD)
Clinical Assistant Professor, Director of Health Care Administration Studies, Educational Coordinator
- Timothy Patrick, PhD
- Hanh Trinh, PhD
- Min Wu, PhD
- Barbara J. Zabawa, JD, MPH
Clinical Assistant Professor