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 options, 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


HIA concentration course credits


culminating experience credits


general electives

Graduates will finish the program with the following competencies:

Use appropriate health information technology (IT), informatics and data terms.

Demonstrate strategies that apply data and health IT structures, policies and processes.

Consult with stakeholders to identify health IT solutions and present results.

Apply concepts of health informatics to areas of population health.

Health Informatics and Analytics curriculum

Required program-specific courses

Students must complete the following program-specific courses:

  • PUBH 6500 Program Planning and Evaluation 
  • PUBH 6052 Practical Data Management and Analysis for Public Health 
  • PUBH 6442 Comparative Global Health Systems
  • PUBH 6503 Introduction to Public Health Communication and Marketing

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 6703: Health Care Delivery and Health IT
  • PUBH 6704: Health IT, Informatics and Decision Making
  • PUBH 6705: Health Law and Health IT
  • PUBH 6706: Population Health Analytics

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.

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