MPH Concentration: Health Informatics and Analytics

Meet the Evolving Needs of Health Care With MPH@GW

The Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University has been training leaders in public health and health services administration since 1959.

As the needs of the health care landscape have evolved, so have our programs. The MPH@GW Health Informatics and Analytics concentration is designed to help meet the critical need for public health professionals who understand how information technology (IT), data and analytics are transforming the health care landscape.

Understand how clinical and administrative data are shaping health care delivery — virtually and in person — at local, state and national levels.

Examine how organizations — from public health institutions like the CDC to major companies like Amazon — collect, analyze and translate data.

Contextualize and meaningfully participate in the health informatics conversations or initiatives that are taking place in your own organization.

MPH@GW Curriculum and Program Competencies

Designed to accommodate full- and part-time students, MPH@GW offers two accelerated tracks, 12 months and 18 months, that mirror the on-campus degree requirements.

These requirements include 45 total credits:


core public health course credits


program-specific course credits


selective concentration course credits


required concentration course credits


culminating experience credits


general electives

Graduates will finish the program with the following competencies:

Define communities and assess
relevant population needs.

Assess and translate data to inform
the development and policies of
public health programs.

Apply public health theory and evidence
to develop and manage strategies to
reduce health risks across communities.

Use relevant quantitative tools and
concepts to inform diverse
audiences and public health topics.

Describe how health system
performance is affected by various
approaches to health law, workforce
development and financing.

Develop communications campaigns
and strategies to disseminate health
promotion information through media channels.

Health Informatics and Analytics Curriculum

Required Courses

After completing MPH@GW core courses, you will transition into concentration-specific courses. The following courses are required for the Health Informatics and Analytics concentration:

  • PUBH 6704: Health IT, Informatics and Decision Making
  • PUBH 6706: Population Health Analytics
  • PUBH 6730: Health Systems and Health IT Applied Analysis Immersion

Elective Courses

You will also select two of the following courses to complete your course requirements:

  • PUBH 6717: Predicative Analytics: Applying the Concepts to Predictive Modeling
  • PUBH 6894: Research Analytics: Applying the Concepts to Analytics
  • PUBH 6705: Health Law and Health IT
  • PUBH 6714: Design of Technologies for Health and Healthcare Settings
  • PUBH 6703: Health Care Delivery and Health IT

These courses will give you a well-rounded understanding of how to implement, examine and modify health IT and data so you can best serve populations.

Create Meaningful Change With MPH@GW

 Learn how our online Master of Public Health program can prepare you for a career impacting public health across communities.  

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