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HI Master of Science

The Master of Science degree with a concentration in Health Informatics is a 36 credit hour degree online program. To see the schedule of classes please consult the HI Courses page.

Courses below are marked with the semesters in which they are usually offered. Schedules are subject to change, this this serves as a guideline for how a student might progress through the program. Download a sample program to see how a student would graduate in 21 months.

Download the HI Master of Science Advising Sheet.

Core Program Requirements

(6 credits)
IAKM 60001 – Information Architecture and Knowledge Management in Context – substitute IAKM 61095 – Human Factors and Usability in Health Informatics
IAKM 60002 – Knowledge Organization Structures, Systems, and Services (spring)

Concentration Program Requirements

(15 credits):
IAKM 60401 – Health Informatics Management (fall, spring)
IAKM 60402 – Legal Issues in Health Information Management (fall)
IAKM 60403 – Health Information Systems (spring)
IAKM 60410 – Health Records Management (fall)
IAKM 60301 – Foundational Principles of Knowledge Management (fall, spring, summer)

Elective Courses

(choose 12 credits)
IAKM 60411 – Clinical Analytics (summer)
IAKM 60412 – Clinical Decision Support (spring)
IAKM 60691 – Seminar: Leadership Studies (summer)
IAKM 60105 – Information Technologies
IAKM 60311 – Business Process Management (summer)

plus special topics courses (IAKM 61095) with topics such as:

  • Human Factors and Usability for Health Informatics
  • Research for Health Informatics Design
  • Public Health Informatics

Master’s Project, Thesis, or Capstone Experience

(3 credits)
choose one option (available as needed)
IAKM 61081 – Capstone Experience (3)
IAKM 61098 – Master’s Project (3)

For those interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in the future, a thesis option is also available. Download all of the course descriptions from the university catalog.  Search this PDF document for "IAKM" to get to the courses listed above.


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