The Health Informatics Graduate Program requires 30 credits of course work and/or research for the MS degree. The program offers core courses and three focus areas. A custom plan of study for is formulated for each individual as they enter the program.
- Health Informatics Graduate Core Courses (12 credits)
- Focus Area (9-12 credits)
- Elective courses or Report option or Thesis option (6-10 credits)
All four courses or 12 credits are required under coursework, report, and thesis options.
- SAT 5001: Introduction to Health Informatics
- SAT 5111: Security and Privacy
- SAT 5114: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence in Health
- SAT 5131: Systems Analysis and Design
At least four courses or 12 credits are required under coursework and report options. Three courses are required for thesis option.
1) Healthcare Information Security and Privacy
SAT 5241: Designing Security Systems
SAT 5283: Information Governance and Risk Management
SAT 5815: Digital Forensics
SAT 5817: Security Penetration Test and Audit
2) Healthcare Data Informatics and Visualization
SAT 5424: Population Health Management and Monitoring
SAT 5141: Clinical Decision Support Modeling
UN 5550: Introduction to Data Science *
CS 4821: Data Mining *
CS 5841: Machine Learning *
3) Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare
SAT 5114 Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare
SAT 5424 Population Health Informatics
SAT 5165 Introduction to Big Data Analytics
SAT 5141 Clinical Decision Support Modeling
SAT 5314 or SAT 5990 Applied Machine Learning in Healthcare
A maximum of two courses or six credits may be used for elective credit.
- Any SAT 5000 level course not taken from above
- MA 5790: Predictive Modeling *
- BA 5200: Information Systems Management *
- FW 5083 : Programming Skills for Bioinformatics
- MA 5781: Time Series Analysis and Forecasting
* = Required courses to earn Graduate Certificate in Data Science
The program also permits three curriculum options: a thesis option, a report option, and a course work option.
Thesis Option, Plan A
The thesis option requires students to complete research under the supervision of an advisor and present research information and the results. An oral examination and a final thesis are required in order to successfully complete this option.
Report Option, Plan B
The report option requires students to work on an independent study project and to complete a report of the results. Students are also required to complete an oral examination of the report results and submit a paper copy of the approved report in a binder with an original signature page to the Graduate School.
Course Work Option, Plan C
The course work option requires students to successfully complete a minimum of 30 credits. Research credits may be applied to the requirements if permitted.
Table 1, below, outlines options and requirements for the master of science degree in medical informatics. Participating faculty members from across campus will advise Plan A and B students.
Table 1: MS Degree Requirements
|Option||Coursework||Research Credits||Total Credits|
|Plan B||≥24||2-6 (SAT 5999)||≥30|