Health informatics is a rapidly changing field where its professionals improve healthcare by harnessing the wealth of information that spans the patient continuum of care. Multiple disciplines, such as business and technology, intersect with healthcare in this field. The Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI) program is designed to provide graduate students with a skill-set that helps those new to the field of health informatics to transition into it and those already there to rise to the next professional level. The program focuses, particularly on healthcare information systems. Students will learn–from multiple perspectives–the impact of health informatics on the continuum of care.
This program is offered entirely online and no GRE is required.
Graduates find careers in places such as hospitals, clinics, insurance organizations, academic institutions, research departments, vendor companies and consulting firms.
Health Informatics Core
- HLTI05101 Information Systems Management 3 Credit(s)
- HLTI05201 Data Management in Healthcare 3 Credit(s)
- HLTI05202 Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Informatics 3 Credit(s)
- HLTI05203 Current Topics in Health Informatics 3 Credit(s)
- HLTM05202 Project Management 3 Credit(s)
- HLTM05203 Business and Financial Skills for Health Informatics Professionals 3 Credit(s)
- HLTS05101 Introduction to Health Informatics 3 Credit(s)
- RMET05101 Research Methods in Health Care 3 Credit(s)
- HLTI05102 Systems Analysis and Design 3 Credit(s)
- HLTI05103 Consumer Health Informatics 3 Credit(s)
- HLTI06102 Leadership Skills for Health Informatics Professionals 3 Credit(s)
- HLTI06103 Experiential Learning in Health Informatics 3 Credit(s)
- HLTS05102 Foundations in Healthcare 3 Credit(s) (this course is required for students with no healthcare background)
- CAPS08106 Professional Track 3 Credit(s)
Master of Science in Health Informatics Coursework Restrictions
DC students concurrently enrolled in the Master’s degree program are not allowed to take online Master’s coursework for courses required in the DC degree program.
Master of Science Time to Completion Policy
Students may start coursework at three different times per year (January, May, or September). Students must finish coursework within five calendar years from the date of initial enrollment. Any student wishing to extend the five-year completion requirement must secure the approval of the Dean of the College Health Sciences.
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Last updated May 10, 2018