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.

Admissions

How do I get start­ed?

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 ✉ informatics@une.edu

What are the edu­ca­tion­al require­ments for admis­sion?

Appli­cants are required to have an under­grad­u­ate degree from a region­al­ly accred­it­ed col­lege or uni­ver­si­ty with a min­i­mum cumu­la­tive GPA of 2.75.

Can I apply if my GPA is below a 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.

Registration

How many terms do you offer per year?

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.

What is con­sid­ered a full time stu­dent?

Stu­dents tak­ing one course per 8-week ses­sion are con­sid­ered full time stu­dent, and eli­gi­ble to receive finan­cial aid.

Are any cam­pus vis­its required?

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

What are the Mas­ter of Sci­ence in Health Infor­mat­ics degree require­ments?

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.

How many cours­es will I take per term?

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.

How long does it take to com­plete the Mas­ter of Sci­ence in Health Infor­mat­ics pro­gram?

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.

How would you describe typ­i­cal class assign­ments?

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.

How many hours should a stu­dent reserve for each class week­ly?

For the best out­comes, our Stu­dent Sup­port Spe­cial­ists rec­om­mend that you reserve 15–20 hours a week for course­work and study­ing.

Can I com­plete the Mas­ter of Sci­ence in Health Infor­mat­ics while work­ing full time?

Yes, this pro­gram is specif­i­cal­ly designed with the work­ing pro­fes­sion­al in mind.

Health Informatics Graduate Certificate

Do you offer any cer­tifi­cate options?

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.

What are the Grad­u­ate Cer­tifi­cate 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.

What are the admis­sions require­ments for the Grad­u­ate Cer­tifi­cate?

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.

Transfer Credits

Can I trans­fer pre­vi­ous course cred­its?

Yes.

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.

Student Support

What kind of sup­port will I receive as a stu­dent?

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.

Which online learn­ing plat­form is used?

The Health Infor­mat­ics grad­u­ate pro­grams use the Black­board Learn­ing Man­age­ment Sys­tem.

Accreditation

Is UNE accred­it­ed?

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/.

Financial Information

What is the tuition?

Tuition infor­ma­tion for the Health Infor­mat­ics grad­u­ate pro­grams can be found here: online.une.edu/health-informatics/costs

Can I receive finan­cial aid?

More than 90% of our stu­dents receive some form of finan­cial aid. Please vis­it our finan­cial aid page for more infor­ma­tion.