Master's in Health Informatics

Health Informatics Master of Science at Michigan Tech

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.

Program Requirements

  • Health Informatics Graduate Core Courses (12 credits)
  • Focus Area (9-12 credits)
  • Elective courses or Report option or Thesis option (6-10 credits)

Core Courses

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

Focus Areas

At least four courses or 12 credits are required under coursework and report options. Three courses are required for thesis option.

Elective Courses

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

Curriculum Options

The program also permits three curriculum options: a thesis option, a report option, and a course work option.

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 A ≥20 ≥6-10 ≥30
  Plan B ≥24 2-6 (SAT 5999) ≥30
  Plan C ≥30 NA ≥30