Health Informatics Graduate Programs:
Frequently Asked Questions
Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about the online Health Informatics graduate programs offered at the University of New England.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, three times per year for our Health Informatics graduate programs. Contact an Enrollment Counselor for program and enrollment information: ☏ (855) 751‑4445 ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants are required to have an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75.
Applications for the Health Informatics graduate programs are reviewed holistically. The minimum GPA recommendation for this program is 2.75. Applicants who do not meet the minimum GPA requirements can still apply, however may be admitted on a provisional basis.
The online Health Informatics graduate programs offer three terms of enrollment per year: spring, summer and fall. Each term consists of two 8-week sessions. Students take one course per 8-week session.
Students taking one course per 8-week session are considered full time student, and eligible to receive financial aid.
No. The Health Informatics graduate programs, both master’s and certificate, are completely online and asynchronous with no campus visits required.
Master of Science in Health Informatics Program
Students must successfully complete 36 credit hours in order to earn the Master of Science in Health Informatics degree, which includes completion of the Master’s Project.
To be considered full time, students must take at least one online course per eight-week session. There are two eight-week sessions per term, and three terms per year (summer, fall and spring). The online Health Informatics graduate programs offer three terms per year, allowing students to complete anywhere from six to twelve courses per year.
The flexibility of our program allows you to complete your degree in as little as 18 months. If you are interested in tailoring your academic plan, please contact an enrollment counselor at (855) 751‑4445.
In our experience, for best results we recommend that students log in to their course 3–5 times per week. Assignments will vary for each course, ranging from online discussion boards to written papers and reading assignments, exams or group work.
For the best outcomes, our Student Support Specialists recommend that you reserve 15–20 hours a week for coursework and studying.
Yes, this program is specifically designed with the working professional in mind.
Health Informatics Graduate Certificate
Yes. Students can choose to earn a Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics. Like the Master’s degree, the Certificate option is also offered completely online with no on-campus requirements.
Students must successfully complete 18 credit hours to earn the Graduate Certificate. You can complete the Certificate program in as little as one year.
Students applying to the Graduate Certificate program must have an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75.
Master of Science in Health Informatics Program: Upon acceptance, students may apply to transfer up to three, 3-credit courses (maximum nine semester credits) into the program.
Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics Program: Upon acceptance, students may apply to transfer up to two, 3-credit courses (maximum six semester credits) into the program.
If you need any further clarification, please feel free to contact an Enrollment Counselor at (855) 325‑0896.
Our motto is “A successful student is a supported student.” And we take that to heart. Upon entering the program you will be assigned a dedicated Student Support Specialist to provide you with support and to answer any questions you may have.
Your Support Specialist is your on-the-ground advocate at the University – from questions on textbooks, to registration, to financial aid and more, they are there to help you make your academic journey successful. And of course, this dedicated support is provided in addition to the tremendous support you will receive from program staff, your academic advisor, course instructors and fellow classmates.
The Health Informatics graduate programs use the Blackboard Learning Management System.
Yes, University of New England is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. To learn more, please see www.une.edu/neasc/.
Tuition information for the Health Informatics graduate programs can be found here: online.une.edu/health-informatics/costs
More than 90% of our students receive some form of financial aid. Please visit our financial aid page for more information.