The Master of Science in Applied Health Informatics degree exposes students to the latest technologies and techniques in data analytics, clinical information systems management, and project management required to successfully manage technologies run by health systems, payers, and technology companies to improve patient outcomes. Developed by a team of Stony Brook faculty and industry experts, students learn about deployment and the application of information technology to solve problems in healthcare.

The MS/AHI is a rigorous, 15-month program available in HyFlex and online synchronous modes, and includes the option of a 360-hour practicum or a quality improvement (capstone) project. Our graduates have interned at and/or are employed at health systems, community practices, health IT vendors, health technology companies and payers such as Allscripts, Catholic  Health, Cerner, Cognizant, Epic, Mount Sinai Health System, Netsmart, NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine, Northwell Health, NYU Langone Health, ProHEALTH/Optum, Softheon, sema4, Stony Brook Medicine, and Yale New Haven Health. They are working in roles covering diverse technology areas such as data analysis and visualization, information systems deployment and support, project coordination and management, product management, and revenue cycle management.

The MS/AHI program curriculum:

  • Fosters critical thinking, evidence-based practice, leadership and professionalism with an emphasis on the development of knowledge, skills and competencies required to succeed in healthcare technology environments.
  • Utilizes multiple instructional methodologies including, but not limited to, problem-based learning, case studies, and student presentations.
  • Focuses on the application of healthcare information technology with the primary purpose of responding to high-demand workforce needs.
  • Includes 12 credits of experiential learning (depending on delivery mode selected).