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.
Applicants are required to have an undergraduate degree or above 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.
At UNE Online, a focus area is a suggested bundle of electives in a specific area of interest. While this bundle of electives will be listed on the student’s transcript and the area of interest can be emphasized on a personal resume, please note that the focus area title will not appear on a student’s transcript or diploma.
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. In fact, in a 2019 poll of UNE Online students and alumni, 90% reported that they were working (79% full-time, 11% part-time) while completing their degree.
Health Informatics Graduate Certificate
Yes. Students can choose to earn a Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics. Like the master’s degree, the graduate certificate option is also offered completely online with no on-campus requirements. The Graduate Certificate can also be applied towards the Master of Science in Health Informatics at a later date.
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 or above 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 one 3-credit course (maximum three semester credits) into the program.
Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Data Analytics program: Upon acceptance, students may apply to transfer up to one 3-credit course (maximum three 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 Brightspace D2L Learning Management System.
Tuition information for the Health Informatics graduate programs can be found here: online.une.edu/health-informatics/costs
If you have any questions about the Health Informatics coursework or the program requirements, please speak to one of our enrollment counselors at the email or phone number below.