Master of Science in Health Informatics
The UNE Master of Science in Health Informatics program is a 36-credit hour graduate program designed to expand your technical skillset and knowledge-base to make you a leader in the health industry. This program can be completed entirely online and was designed with the flexibility in mind in order to meet the needs of busy working professionals.
Program Structure and Course Plan
This Master-level program can be completed in six semesters, or two full years, assuming a student takes two courses per semester. Students enrolled in this program must complete 10 required courses, including a field practicum experience as well as any two elective courses. Elective courses are designed to help students meet their educational and professional goals and students may choose to customize their degree plan or pursue one of our optional focus areas.
Focus Your Degree
Choose one of the following focus areas or opt to customize your degree plan as a Generalist.
In this focus area students are prepared for careers in leadership positions in healthcare. Students will obtain the skills needed to be successful leaders including strategic thinking, development of initiatives, strategic planning, financial management, leadership skills and tactics, and healthcare supply chain.
This focus area prepares students for careers in data science and predictive analytics. Students will conduct a rigorous investigation of health data analytics which will include relevant skills such as: data mining and warehousing, statistical computing and visualization, predictive modeling, and machine learning.
In this focus area students are prepared for careers in training and educational programming for healthcare technology integration. Students explore adult learning theory as it pertains to training in IT settings and master communication techniques to inform their instructional programming.
Students can choose two elective courses to complete their degree that meet their educational and professional goals instead of pursuing a focus area.
Health Informatics Capstone & Practicum – a curriculum highlight
Students enrolled in the Master of Science in Health Informatics are required to complete two practical application courses in which they will take concepts in health informatics and apply them to a real world experience. Students undertake a work experience in a health informatics setting, called a practicum. The UNE practicum coordinator will supervise this experience. Many students choose to complete their capstone experience at their own workplace. In addition to integrating what students have learned, the practicum is an opportunity to network extensively with the informatics workforce prior to graduation.
How to Apply
Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis, with three start dates dates each year (summer, fall and spring semesters). For more detailed information, please contact an enrollment counselor at (855) 751-4445 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.