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Shankar Srinivasan Ph.D. Program Director Biomedical Informatics Associate Professor

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Doctor of Health Informatics

Current and future leaders in health care need a good understanding of the concepts and techniques of all aspects of Health Informatics – data analytics, information management and clinical research. The Doctor of Health Informatics (DHI) degree program is specifically designed to provide  the required knowledge, skills and competencies for the adoption of best practices in informatics applications towards health and pharmaceutical applications. Given the prestige, reputation and long rich history of Rutgers University, the School of Health Professions and the Department of Health Informatics, graduates from this program can look forward to highly rewarding careers in informatics leadership positions such as CIOs, managers, directors, university professors and researchers.

From data acquisition to data mining, the Department of Health Informatics offers state-of-the-art courses and degrees for current and aspiring professionals in the health, pharmaceutical and clinical sectors. You’ll get a world-class education, whether in the classroom or online.

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The Doctor of Health Informatics (DHI) is a 54-credit degree program that emphasizes the use of informatics concepts, techniques and implementations for applications in both clinical and public health care settings.

Students choose a specialization track:

  • Health Data Analytics Track
  • Health Information Management Track
  • Pharmacoinformatics Track

Being specifically designed to meet the career and educational enhancement goals of both pre-career and working professionals, the DHI program is therefore offered as both in-person and as a 100% online program using state of the art learning technologies, course management systems and video conferencing sessions.  Successful graduates will possess relevant specialist knowledge into the current state and practice of Health Informatics and are assured of leadership roles in Hospitals, Pharmaceuticals/CROs, Health Insurance Organizations and related sectors.

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Apply by March 1 for Fall 2021 admission. Please await the setup of the Graduate Program Application Portal to accept new applications for the DHI Program on or around April 1st, 2021. You may wish to, in the meantime, prepare your application packet and especially notify your referees to prepare their recommendation letters in anticipation of your application soon.

Applications for the Doctor of Health Informatics (DHI) require:

  • A Master’s Degree from an accredited institution in the U.S., or its equivalent, in health/biomedical informatics, health information management, clinical trial management or any field of health sciences, nursing, pharmacy, computer science, engineering, management or an equivalent field of study.
  • Applicants who wish to pursue both the Master’s degree in Health Informatics/Health Information Management/Clinical Research Management and the DHI can also apply provided they have a qualifying Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution in the U.S., or its equivalent, in any of the fields above including medicine/dentistry.
  • A minimum cumulative graduate grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Completed application form, with application fee
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts of previous collegiate work or last-earned degrees. International students must provide WES evaluation of their foreign degrees.
  • Personal statement describing interest and commitment to the program.
  • CV or resume
  • No GRE is required
  • International students not having a qualifying degree from the United States are required to provide evidence of English language proficiency by submitting a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination scores. Acceptable scores for TOEFL are as follows: 550 and above for paper-based test and 79-80 for the internet-based (IBT) examination. More information can be found on the SHP International Admissions page.

The Doctor of Health Informatics program requires a total of 54 credits consisting of 15 credits of Core Courses, 12 credits of Specialization Track Courses, and 27 credits of Doctoral Project Courses. Students can complete the program on two different plans: a 3 courses per semester plan or a 2 courses per semester plan. Students in the 3 courses per semester cohort will be required to take 18 credits each year with possible graduation in three years, while those in the 2 courses per semester cohort will be required to take 12 credits each year for the first 3 years, and 18 credits in the last year with possible graduation in four years. Extensions are considered on an individual basis for students who are unable to complete their doctoral project within the stipulated time. Students who are granted extensions will be required to maintain a minimum registration of 6 continuing project credits for each semester of extension.

DHI Curriculum and Cohort Registration Plans

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Shankar Srinivasan Ph.D. Program Director Biomedical Informatics Associate Professor

To learn more,
email Shankar Srinivasan, Ph.D.,
program director.