International Students

The Master of Science in Healthcare Informatics is a STEM-recognized program that prepares students to be the next generation of healthcare informatics leaders. Through the curriculum as well as partnerships and affiliations with healthcare organizations, students are provided exceptional industry related knowledge and experience and equip graduates with the skills necessary to solve common healthcare informatics problems.

STEM Program Benefits

  • Equipping students to compete for jobs in the growing STEM field
  • Job-market advantage due to the consistent employment demand in these fields
  • Access to higher paying jobs
  • Students can be approved to partake in the extended 36-month period

The Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code for the MS in Healthcare Informatics is 51.2706, listed as Medical Informatics, according to the “STEM Designated Degree Program list” from the US Department of Homeland Security. It is considered a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) field. International students may complete up to 29 months of Optional Practical Training (OPT) upon completion of the Program.

Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

CPT opportunities are available through affiliations with local healthcare organizations. An application process to select students to participate in this hands-on educational option takes place in the semester prior to CPT.


  • STEM extension is based on the student’s major, not the student’s degree concentration.
  • Be in a current period of approved Post-Completion 12 month OPT
  • Have current employment in your field of study or an offer of employment (in your field of study) from an employer participating in the E-Verify program.