Professionals who understand the relationship between information technology, people, health, and the health-care system are in short supply. With Northeastern University’s interdisciplinary graduate programs in health informatics, you gain the knowledge and skills needed to use information technology to improve health-care delivery and outcomes—and to advance your career in this growing field.
Personal Health Informatics
Northeastern University’s interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in Personal Health Informatics prepares researchers to design and evaluate technologies that improve health and wellness with the potential to transform healthcare. The joint degree program combines a strong curriculum in human-computer interface technology and experimental design in health sciences.
The Professional Master of Science (PSM) degree is an innovative graduate degree designed to allow students to pursue advanced training and excel in science while simultaneously developing highly-valued business skills without acquiring a PhD or MBA. PSM programs are characterized by instruction in advanced science or mathematics, business courses, and a graduate co-op providing a “real world” work experience. Graduates are referred to as “T-shaped” professionals with both deep knowledge of a specific discipline and broad knowledge of the communications and relational skills necessary to excel in any business and adapt to a changing workplace. The PSM is a non-thesis degree.
Early Intervention (Certificate)
The Interdisciplinary Certificate Program in Early Intervention was developed in response to state and national needs to prepare personnel to serve infants and toddlers with disabilities, or who are at risk for developmental delays, and their families. The program is approved by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), the lead agency for Part C services of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), as meeting the requirements for provisional certification with advanced standing as an Early Intervention Specialist.
Interprofessional Graduate Certificate in Aging
The purpose of this program is to provide interprofessional education to meet the specific healthcare needs of older adults. The interprofessional aging certificate program will consist of four graduate courses. As an interactive online program, the interprofessional certificate program in healthy aging is designed for the twenty-first century professional requiring the flexibility that online education allows.
Law and Urban Public Health (JD/MPH)
Northeastern University’s School of Law and Bouvé College of Health Sciences offer a dual-degree JD/MPH in Urban Health. Given the worldwide trend toward urbanization, the Master of Public Health Program in Urban Health recognizes the growing need for professionals trained to respond to unique public health challenges and opportunities facing urban populations. The MPH program brings together interdisciplinary faculty (from the School of Law, School of Business, College of Social Sciences and the Humanities, College of Computer and Information Science and the College of Health Sciences) with expertise in collaborating with diverse urban populations to provide students with practice-based knowledge, skills and experience needed to address urban public health problems.