Health Informatics

M.S., Health Informatics: (36 Credits)

The Master of Science degree in Health Informatics program is designed to offer students a broad, interdisciplinary, and critical understanding of informatics and analytics within the healthcare context. Health informatics is an interdisciplinary field that analyzes biomedical data for improved decision making in healthcare. Health informatics brings together the fields of computer science and data analytics to study the processes for the generation, storage, retrieval, use, and management of health data. The program highlights the social and ethical as well as the technological dimensions of this rapidly evolving professional field. The program will be of interest to students intending to pursue careers at the intersection of healthcare and technology, it will also appeal to any graduate student interested in examining larger questions about healthcare analytics from an interdisciplinary perspective, including the role of data to understand social and cultural dimensions of health care.

The Health Informatics Major is a new major expected to begin in Spring 2023.  Courses and topics are in development and subject to change.

Degree Requirements:

Semester 1
Introduction to Health Informatics3
Fundamental Concepts in Statistics and Statistical Reasoning3
Programming for Health Informatics3
Semester 2
Data Management3
Data Governance3
Machine Learning in Health Informatics
Semester 3
MPH 608Health Communication and Informatics3
MPH 601Organization and Management of Public Health Services3
Systems Analysis and Design3
Semester 4
ILD 829Leadership in the Health Professions3
Elective - choose one *3
Ethical Issues in Population Health: A Global Perspective
Health Economics and Finance
Health Planning and Marketing
Research Design and Professional Inquiry
Change Management and Quality
Law and Health Care Ethics
Artificial Intelligence in Health Informatics