Public Health and Health Informatics, MPH/MS

The Master of Public Health (MPH) and Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI) combined program allows qualified and interested students to prepare to lead healthcare at the nexus between public health and health informatics. Graduates of this program will be well-educated in the complex issues associated with improvements in information technology, as well as changes to the public health and healthcare delivery systems. Recognizing the increasing overlap between health informatics and public health with a focus on urban health, this program incorporates course work from both the MPH and MSHI curricula for both degrees, reducing tuition costs and saving one year of study compared to obtaining both degrees individually.

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

A grade of B– or higher is required in each course.

Public Health Requirements

Required Core
PHTH 5120Race, Ethnicity, and Health in the United States3
PHTH 5202Introduction to Epidemiology3
PHTH 5210Biostatistics in Public Health3
PHTH 5212Public Health Administration and Policy3
PHTH 5214Environmental Health3
PHTH 5540Health Education and Program Planning3
or PPUA 6509 Techniques of Program Evaluation
PHTH 6204Society, Behavior, and Health3
Urban Health
PHTH 6200Principles and History of Urban Health3
PHTH 6208Urban Community Health Assessment3

Health Informatics Requirements

Required Core
HINF 5101Introduction to Health Informatics and Health Information Systems3
HINF 6220Database Design, Access, Modeling, and Security3
HINF 6240Improving the Patient Experience through Informatics3
HINF 6355Key Standards in Health Informatics Systems3
HINF 6405Quantifying the Value of Informatics3

Capstone and Practicum

PHTH 6910Public Health Capstone3
PHTH 6966Practicum3


Complete three of the following, with at least one course completed from each group:9
Group 1
Organizational Behavior, Work Flow Design, and Change Management
Business of Healthcare Informatics
Project Management
Group 2
Strategic Management and Leadership in Healthcare
Evaluating Healthcare Quality
Patient Engagement Informatics and Analytics

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

57 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required