Welcome to Marshall University Health Informatics!

The utilization of information technology was adapted by most industries beginning in the mid-1990s. However, one industry that has lagged behind in the utilization of technology is healthcare. Now, given the transformation from a volume-based to a value-based environment, the utilization of technology in healthcare information management has become critical for the success of the health industry.

What is Health Informatics?

Health Informatics is the interdisciplinary study of the design, development, adoption and application of IT-based innovations in healthcare services, delivery, management and planning. Health Informatics is a unique academic model of collaboration involving three colleges— the College of Health Professions (COHP), College of Business (COB) and College of Information Technology and Engineering (CITE). Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), Marshall University’s Health Informatics program is the only of its kind in West Virginia.

Why Choose Health Informatics at Marshall?

Our master’s degree program in health informatics was one of the first programs accredited by the CAHIIM, and remains the only master’s degree in health informatics offered in West Virginia. Students enter the field of Health Informatics for a number of reasons. A combination of healthcare and technology, Health Informatics appeals to clinicians and technicians interested in the intersections of healthcare and technology. Further, Health Informatics is part of the burgeoning science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) field, appealing to students wishing to work in value-based environments. Employment opportunities in Health Informatics are vast, with Marshall University’s Master of Science in Health Informatics program having a 100% job placement rate.


Program Graduates By Year?

Academic Year Number of Graduates
2012-2013 4
2013-2014 8
2014-2015 6
2015-2016 12
2016-2017 9
2017-2018 17
Total: 56

Graduation Rate (2017 – 2018)

The graduation rate of the College of Health Informatics is 93.10%.

Salary Range (2017 – 2018)

The salary range for the graduates is $50,000 to $125,000.

Satisfaction Rate (2017-2018)

Facet Percentage
Helped Acquire knowledge necessary for the job. 95.66%
Prepared to use sound judgment while functioning in the job. 88.82%
Enabled to think critically, solve problems, and develop appropriate action. 95.65%
Prepared to communicate effectively within my work setting. 95.65%
Prepared to conduct in an ethical and professional manner. 91.31%
OVERALL academic experience. 82.61%