Health Informatics, MS—ALIGN Program

Our Master of Science in Health Informatics ALIGN program seeks to prepare students from diverse backgrounds to excel in the health informatics field. ALIGN’s custom master’s degree curricula are tailored to each student’s professional and educational background, allowing successful students to transition into careers in high-demand industries. Learn more at the ALIGN webpage.

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

Requirements

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

ALIGN Course Work
Complete one or two courses from the following as assigned during admission:3-6
Health and Medicine for Nonclinicians
Strategic Topics in Programming For Health Professionals
Core Requirements
HINF 5101Introduction to Health Informatics and Health Information Systems3
HINF 5105The American Healthcare System3
HINF 7701Health Informatics Capstone Project3
Business Management Core
Complete two courses from the following:6
Organizational Behavior, Work Flow Design, and Change Management
Business of Healthcare Informatics
Project Management
Management Issues in Healthcare Information Technology
Improving the Patient Experience through Informatics
Strategic Management and Leadership in Healthcare
Health Informatics Core
Complete two courses from the following:6
Data Management in Healthcare
Global Health Information Management
Theoretical Foundations in Personal Health Informatics
Creation and Application of Medical Knowledge
Public Health Surveillance and Informatics
Patient Engagement Informatics and Analytics
Quantifying the Value of Informatics
Evaluating Healthcare Quality
Technical Core
Complete two courses from the following:6
Database Design, Access, Modeling, and Security
Strategic Topics in Programming For Health Professionals
Key Standards in Health Informatics Systems
Biostatistics in Public Health
Introduction to Epidemiology
One course from the following may count toward the technical core requirement:
Collecting, Storing, and Retrieving Data
Introduction to Data Mining/Machine Learning
Introduction to Computational Statistics
Information Design and Visual Analytics
Electives
Complete two courses from the following. Any course not taken to complete a core requirement may be taken as an elective.6
Legal and Social Issues in Health Informatics
Emerging Technologies in Healthcare
Design for Usability in Healthcare
Collecting, Storing, and Retrieving Data
Introduction to Data Mining/Machine Learning
Introduction to Computational Statistics
Information Design and Visual Analytics

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

39 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required