Health Informatics



Health informatics, one of the most high-demand sectors in information technology, is transforming the healthcare industry and improving the quality of patient care. The Master of Science (MS) in Health Informatics at Hofstra University is designed for aspiring and committed clinicians or IT professionals who want to add the value of an advanced expertise in health informatics to their careers. An integral part of the program is a practicum where students gain hands-on experience in health systems, such as Northwell Health. Scholarships are available for qualified candidates.

Program Highlights

Program Details

Visit the Hofstra campus or connect with the graduate admission team. We will answer your questions and put you in touch with program faculty or degree candidates to learn more. Contact us at or call 516-463-4723.

To be considered for the MS in Health Informatics program, you must have completed an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution.

Start your application online where you can upload the following documents:

  • Transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities. You may initially submit unofficial copies of your transcripts online for your application review, but official transcripts will be required once you are accepted into the program.
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Résumé
  • Personal statement identifying your career goals, interests, and experiences

An interview with the program director can be required.

Visit the Health Informatics program page to learn more.

International students: Health Informatics is a STEM program. Please review additional admission requirements.

Apply to the MS in Health Informatics program at any time with our rolling admissions policy.

The MS in Health Informatics is awarded to students who successfully complete 41 semester hours.

Visit the Health Informatics program page to learn more.

Faculty Profiles

Eytan Behiri

Dr. Eytan Behiri is the Executive in Residence, Master of Science in Health Informatics, in the Department of Health Professions at Hofstra University. He is also the former System Chief Medical Informatics Officer at Catholic Health Services of Long Island. He has more than 20 years of applied clinical informatics experience in both industry and healthcare organizations environments.

Meet Dr. Behiri

Nicholas Mercado

Dr. Nicholas Mercado, Program Director and Co-Executive-in-Residence, is a clinical ethicist in Northwell Health’s Division of Medical Ethics, Assistant Professor at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Health Professions at Hofstra University. Dr. Mercado has extensive experience in higher education administration and was among the first in the country to earn certification as a healthcare ethics consultant.
Meet Dr. Mercado
Eytan Behiri
Nicholas Mercado

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How to Apply

Earn the professional recognition and personal achievement you seek with a graduate degree from Hofstra University. Whether you study online or on campus, full or part time, you will benefit from small class settings with nationally recognized faculty and a community of peers all contributing to a transformative learning experience. Questions? Call 516-463-4723 or email our graduate admission team at