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.
"The Health Informatics program at UNT was instrumental in my career development. The program's comprehensive coursework with real-world applications helped me to navigate the industry and succeed as a health application analyst."