Health InformaticsDepartment of BioHealth Informatics

Health Informatics Master’s Degree

The M.S. in Health Informatics is a 36-credit-hour program that integrates knowledge from informatics, healthcare, health information technology and other disciplines to analyze and protect patient data, increase healthcare efficiencies and produce higher quality patient care.

Degree requirements listed on this page apply to students entering the program on or after fall 2012. Requirements for students matriculating prior to fall 2012 can be found here.

Students can view degree maps for fall admission and spring admission.

Project Track

Course Fall Spring Summer Online
INFO I501 Introduction to Informatics (3 cr.) Yes Yes No No
INFO B530 Foundations of Health Informatics (3 cr.) Yes No No Yes
INFO B535 Clinical Information Systems (3 cr.) Yes Yes No Yes
INFO B581 Health Informatics Standards and Terminology (3 cr.) No Yes No Yes
INFO B583 Security and Privacy Policies (3 cr.) No Yes No Yes
INFO B642 Clinical Decision Support Systems (3 cr.) No Yes No Yes
INFO B505 Informatics Project Management (3 cr.) Yes No No No
INFO B691 Project in Health Informatics (3 cr.) Yes Yes Yes No
Elective (3 cr.)
Elective (3 cr.)
Elective (3 cr.)
Elective (3 cr.)

Thesis Track

Course Fall Spring Summer Online
INFO I501 Introduction to Informatics (3 cr.) Yes Yes No No
INFO B530 Foundations of Health Informatics (3 cr.) Yes No No Yes
INFO B535 Clinical Information Systems (3 cr.) Yes Yes No Yes
INFO B581 Health Informatics Standards and Terminology (3 cr.) No Yes No Yes
PBHL B651 Introduction to Biostatistics (3 cr.) Yes No No No
INFO B642 Clinical Decision Support Systems (3 cr.) No Yes No Yes
INFO I575 Informatics Research Design (3 cr.) Yes Yes No No
INFO B691 Thesis (3 cr.) Yes Yes Yes No
Elective (3 cr.)
Elective (3 cr.)
Elective (3 cr.)
Elective (3 cr.)

Note: The semester a course is offered can change. The student is responsible for checking the Registrar for confirmation.

Sample Elective Options

Other elective courses are possible upon approval of the faculty.

Course Online
INFO B551 Independent Study No
INFO B578 Data Administration: Clinical Administration Decision Making (3 cr.) No
INFO B582 Health Information Exchange Yes
INFO B583 Privacy and Security in Health Care Yes
INFO I590 Topical No
INFO B601 Introduction to Complex Systems No
INFO B605 Social Foundations of Informatics Yes
INFO H611 Math & Log Foundations of Informatics  No
INFO B617 Informatics in Life Sciences and Chemistry No
INFO B641 Business of Health Informatics Yes
INFO B643 Natural Language Processing No
LIS S644 Consumer Health Informatics Yes
INFO H543 Usability and Evaluative Methods in Interactive Design Yes
INFO H563 Psychology of HCI Yes
INFO H564 Prototyping for Interactive Systems Yes
GRAD 610 Topic in Translation and Implementation of Research
GRAD 660 Clinical Research Methods
GRAD 661 Clinical Trial
GRAD G667 Tools and Techniques in Translational Research
GRAD G668 Quantitative Aspects in Translational Research
GRAD G672 Translational Research and Entrepreneurship
PHBL P563 Intro to Applied Stat Methods