Health Informatics MS Curriculum

The Health Informatics (HI) core curriculum integrates fundamental informatics and management concepts applied to the health care environment.

Prerequisite Courses: College Algebra; Statistics

Oral Comprehensives: All health informatics students are required to complete successfully an oral examination that enables the faculty to evaluate the student's competency in the discipline. The evaluation takes place during the student's final semester.

Internship: Students may elect to participate in a 3 credit summer internship between the first and second years in the program. An internship is strongly recommended, but not required. Students will enroll in HMI 7689 Field Experience while completing the summer internship.

Example MSHI Plan of Study (36 Credits)
(pre-2014 requirements)
1st Fall Semester

HMI 7410 - Introduction to the US Health Care System
HMI 7430 - Introduction to Health Informatics
HMI 7440 - Health Information Technology
HMI 8544 - Managerial Epidemiology

1st Spring Semester

HMI 8441 - Theory and Application of Controlled Terminologies
HMI 8443 - Enterprise Information Architecture
HMI 8571 - Decision Support in Health Care Systems

2nd Fall Semester

HMI 8435 - Information Security, Evaluation, and Policy
HMI 8437 - Data Warehousing and Data/Text Mining for Health Care
HMI 8610 - Consumer Health Informatics

2nd Spring Semester

HMI 8870 - Knowledge Representation in Biology and Medicine
HMI 8090 - Thesis research (independent project)