Academics

The Health Informatics program delivers foundational and core competencies in population health management, health data analytics, and the secure exchange of information between clinicians and patients. Graduates of the program are adept at dissecting and interpreting raw data; discovering innovative ways to help companies solve complex business problems, identify opportunities, and efficiencies. Our program is designed for working professionals with courses in the evening and part-time and full-time options available. The program has two options in terms of starting points, the Graduate Certificate or the Master’s degree.  The Graduate Certificate can be pursued as a stand-alone credential, or folded into the Master’s degree. 

Health Informatics Graduate Certificate Requirements 

The Graduate Certificate program is comprised of 15 credit hours/5 courses that build foundational and core competencies in Data Science and Analytics.  The GRE/GMAT is not required to apply.  Students enrolled in the Certificate follow the same curriculum as the master’s program and can apply at any time to transition into the degree program.  Up to 15 credit hours of coursework can be applied to the Health Informatics master’s degree.

  • 15 graduate credit hours/5 courses
    • 9 credit hours of required core courses
    • 6 credit hours of elective courses
  • Students applying from the Graduate Certificate to the Master’s degree with a 3.5 or higher GPA, can request that the GRE requirement be waived. 
  • The Graduate Certificate requires a minimum of 2 semesters to complete. 

Health Informatics Master’s Degree Requirements

The M.S. in Health Informatics is a professional master’s degree focusing on applied research. It allows students to more beyond core competencies and pursue cutting-edge graduate-level research while developing practical business skills.

  • 12 courses / 35 graduate credit hours are required for the degree:
    • 21 credit hours of required core courses
    • 2 credit hours of professional skills courses
    • 9 credit hours of electives courses
    • 3 credit hours of internship/practicum course
  • The master’s degree does not have a thesis requirement. Instead, all students are required to participate in an internship/practicum lasting a minimum of 160 project hours. 
  • A full-time student (9-12 credit hours/3-4 classes per semester) can complete the program in roughly 15-18 months.

A part-time student (3-6 credit hours/1-2 classes per semester) can complete the program in approximately 24 months.


Transfer Credits

Up to six hours of approved coursework may be transferred to satisfy the Master degree requirements. Only courses in which the student earned a grade of B or better will be accepted. Graduate credits applied to a previous degree cannot be transferred.   


Dual Degrees

The Health Informatics Master program has two established dual degree programs.  For more information please follow the links below:

Students who wish to pursue a dual degree must be accepted into each program separately.  Both programs’ admissions committees will review applicants to the dual program.