The Georgetown Difference

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Unique Program Features

Hands-on Experience

Real-world project experience in the classroom and through capstone projects with industry and government agencies


Courses taught by well-respected faculty who are practitioners and leaders in the field of health informatics


1-year accelerated, career-ready program with the flexibility to enroll part-time or full-time

Ideal Location

Located in the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., which is home to numerous federal agencies (NIH, NCI, FDA, NIST) and 2,000 biotechnology companies

Why Health Informatics & Data Science at Georgetown?

Healthcare is generating and collecting large amounts of data from electronic health record systems, medical imaging, lab data and genomics testing. Tools and methods are currently being developed to improve our ability to analyze and understand this abundant amount of health data. Through the correct application of tools and methods, we can improve patient outcomes and reduce costs. Professionals with this ability are increasingly in high demand. The mission of the Georgetown University’s Health Informatics and Data Science program is to equip our students with cutting-edge techniques and firm grasp in methodologies, and be highly qualified for the job market.

The Master’s in Health Informatics and Data Science program is designed to help you develop core competencies in data science, health-related data, predictive analytics, machine learning (ML), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other advanced technologies. Through the program, you will be prepared to successfully take-on a wide range of opportunities in health care organizations and related industries including, health technology developers, device manufacturers, pharma/biotech, academic medical centers, and management consulting firms. We will help our students build critical skills for this growing sector to lead the evolution of healthcare.

This unique Georgetown experience prepares the next generation of health informaticians to lead and make a difference in healthcare and population health. Through multi-disciplinary coursework and projects, HIDS students will be exposed to and interact with field experts, peers and faculty from top-ranked Georgetown University departments and schools including the Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics, Massive Data Institute, the McDonough School of Business, and the Kennedy Institute of Ethics.