MS Health Informatics Degree Overview
The degree requires a minimum of 36 credit hours for a total of 12 courses. Students will take 3 core courses that will help provide a foundation for health informatics, health data analytics, and health information systems, 5 courses of guided electives which focus on advanced topics in health informatics and 3 general electives.
A 3 credit hour capstone project is also required to help put what you have learned into practice. Degree plans are designed with the student’s career interests in mind.
- Required Courses, 9 credit hours
- INFO 5637: Medical Informatics
- INFO 5770: Introduction to Health Data Analytics
- INFO 5365: Health Sciences Information Management
- Guided Electives, 15 credit hours
Students select 5 courses from the following list:
- INFO 5080: Research Methods and Analysis
- INFO 5095: Legal & Ethical Issues in Health Informatics
- INFO 5204: Health Information Terminology and Standards
- INFO 5306: Project Management for Information Systems
- INFO 5506: Artificial Intelligence in Health
- INFO 5631: Searching for Evidence in Health
- INFO 5638: Consumer Health Informatics
- INFO 5709: Data Visualization and Communication
- INFO 5771: Applications of Health Data Analytics
- General Electives, 9 credit hours
Students select 3 courses from the following list. Students may take courses other than the ones listed below with advisor approval.
- INFO 5634: Disaster Management for Information Professionals
- INFO 5635: Genomics and Translational Medicine for Information Professionals
- INFO 5636: Community-Based Health Information
- INFO 5707: Data Modeling for Information Professionals
- INFO 5737: Information and Cyber-security
- INFO 5745: Information Architecture
- INFO 5810: Data Analysis & Knowledge Discovery
- INFO 5900: Virtual Reality and its Applications
- INFO 6880: Health Research Methodology
- HLSV 5300: Health Information Systems
- HLSV 5400: Health Delivery Systems
- Capstone Project, 3 credit hours
- INFO 5955: Health Informatics Capstone Project
The program offers flexibility for students to choose the types of courses that work best for them – face-to-face, online, and/or blended courses. The program is also offered completely online.
Students have the option of completing a Graduate Academic Certificate in Health Data Science or a Graduate Academic Certificate in Health Information concurrently with the M.S. in Health Informatics.
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