Health Informatics, M.S.
Applicants should follow the admissions process described in the Graduate Catalog, or at the Graduate Admissions website at www.marshall.edu/graduate/admissions/how-to-apply-for-admission. (Submit all materials to the Graduate Admissions Office.) Students must have an undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale from their undergraduate degree granting institution.
The Health Informatics program may admit applicants provisionally on a limited basis at the discretion of the program director. Example: If a student does not meet the GPA admission requirement, but believes he or she had the necessary qualifications to succeed in the Health Informatics program, he or she may still be accepted at the discretion of the program director.
Note: A students may be advised to take additional foundational informatics courses, such as medical terminology, databases, biostatistics, etc., if the student has no prior experience in those areas.
Health Informatics Practicum
MSHI students will be required to complete the Health Informatics Practicum (HP 650 Health Infor Practicum), which includes successfully completing at least 400 hours in an educationally directed Health Informatics internship at one of several Health Informatics job sites which have been approved by the MSHI program director. The student internships consist of job placements within the Health Informatics field at academic, government or healthcare industry levels.
Besides successful completion of the required health informatics courses at MU, graduation from the MSHI program will be contingent upon successfully completing the HP 650 Health Infor Practicum. For more details about the practicum, see the MSHI Practicum Web page.
Plan of Study
Students must take courses from 3 colleges:
|College of Health Professions Courses|
|HP 605||The Role of EHR and PHR||3|
|HP 615||Health Quality and Safety||3|
|HP 650||Health Infor Practicum||3|
|HP 620||Legal Health & Informat||3|
|HP 630||Research Methods and Data||3|
|Select one of the following:||1-4|
|College of Business Courses|
|MIS 678||Management Infor Systems||3|
|HCA 600||The Health Care System||3|
|HCA 656||Mgt of Medical Technology||3|
|MIS 680||Health Comm Telematics||3|
|College of Information Technology and Engineering Courses|
|IS 623||Database Management||3|
|EM 660||Project Management||3|
|IS 665||Health Care Enterpr Info Syst (or elective)||3|
|TM 664||Health Informatics||3|
|Total Credit Hours||40-43|