Throughout Franklin’s M.S. in Information Technology program, you’ll build a strong foundation in IT with courses in network security, database management, information systems management, website development, and IT strategy and policy. You can expect this knowledge growth to improve your marketability, as demand for information technology professionals is projected to grow 16% through 2031.*
Moreover, as workplaces lean on the capabilities of cross-disciplinary teams, the role of the technologist becomes even more strategic and collaborative. Franklin’s program provides the opportunity for you to build the communication, presentation and analytical skills to boost your professional skillset.
Three 6-week focus area courses provide breadth and depth in various aspects of health informatics including health information governance, clinical workflow and applications, and healthcare analytics.
Apply IT and management principles to solve healthcare challenges
If you’re motivated by a challenge and focused on helping people, the M.S. in Information Technology-Healthcare Focus is a good fit for you. By applying IT concepts to the healthcare industry, you can make a difference in a rapidly growing field. Through hands-on assignments, you’ll:
- Explore the broad spectrum of strategic issues in healthcare including policies, guidelines, standards, processes and controls required to manage and implement enterprise-level information.
- Learn to create data representations of process requirements that support workflows in healthcare systems, as well as how to evaluate workflow processes, and recommend and implement changes.
- Retrieve healthcare data from a variety of sources, analyze the data from organizational and user perspectives, use predictive modeling to design various outcomes, and create reports that can be used for decision making.
Build on what you know and finish your master's in IT with a focus in healthcare faster
You can transfer up to 12 credits – a 30% cost savings – toward your degree, through certifications, professional credentials, previous coursework or a combination of all three.
Because the M.S in IT-Healthcare coursework is aligned with industry competencies, you can get credit toward the degree for prior learning. A current (ISC)2 CISSP certification has been evaluated to be equivalent to Information Assurance (ISEC 610), which translates into 4 credit hours toward your degree and $2,680 in tuition savings. Students with an active RHIA (AHIMA) or CPHIMS (HIMSS) credential earn 4 credits for Health Information Governance (HIM 702).
To see if your previous coursework can be used for course-for-course credit to satisfy degree requirements, you’ll need to submit a syllabus for the course(s) you’d like to have evaluated for transfer credit and/or your credential documentation. Your admissions advisor will be happy to assist you in any way.
Choose an online IT master’s degree that’s built for busy adults
As an accredited, nonprofit university, our focus at Franklin is on you. Our team of academic advisors will help ease your transition to becoming a student, while our flexible course schedules and 100% online coursework help to balance your education with work, family and life.
Students rate our faculty members as top-notch for the real-world expertise they are able to bring to the coursework. When you need help, your instructor is just a phone call or email away. You can also rely on support resources from the Learning Commons, like workshops, tutoring sessions and library services. Get started on your future today.
*Source information provided by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI)