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Health Care Informatics MS, Professional Science Master's Program

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College : Health and Public AffairsDegree : MS
Department : Health Management and InformaticsOption : Thesis, Nonthesis
Program Websites : http://www.cohpa.ucf.edu/informatics/ , http://www.cohpa.ucf.edu/hmi/

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Department of Health Management and Informatics offers a Professional Science Master's Program in Health Care Informatics, a program designed to meet the growing demand for highly trained health care informatics professionals.

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International students may only take one course per semester in a totally online format while attending UCF on a F-1 visa. Courses in this program can be taken in mixed mode for international students at UCF or fully online for international students who are not on visas. If you have questions, please consult the International Service Center at www.intl.ucf.edu.

CURRICULUM

The Professional Science Master's Program in Health Care Informatics will be awarded upon completion of appropriate prerequisite course work and 36 credits of prescribed graduate study. Courses are offered online as a cohort program with all students completing two courses per semester. All students must take the courses in the prescribed sequence. Students complete a research practicum with an option of a thesis. Visit the program website listed above to see the program cohort schedule. 

Total Credit Hours Required:
36 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree

Prerequisites

The program does not require any prerequisite courses prior to admission into the program.

Required Courses—36 Credit Hours

  • HIM 6938C Seminar on Current Issues in Healthcare Informatics and Enterprise Management (2 credit hours)
  • HIM 6117C Health Care Informatics Symposium (4 credit hours)
  • HIM 5118C Health Care Informatics and Information Technology (4 credit hours)
  • HIM 6122C System Analysis and Design (4 credit hours)
  • HIM 6938C Health Care Data Architecture and Modeling (4 credit hours)
  • HIM 6464C Epidemiology, Analytics and Quality Management (4 credit hours)
  • HIM 6119C Biostatistics and Decision Analysis (4 credit hours)
  • HIM 6123C Health Informatics Applications—Administrative, Financial and Clinical Project Management (4 credit hours)
  • HIM 6816 Practicum in Health Care Informatics (3 credit hours)
  • HIM 6946 Health Care Informatics Internship (3 credit hours)

Thesis Option—6 Credit Hours

The thesis option requires students to plan, design, execute and report results of original applied or basic research. Students who choose the thesis option are responsible for identifying an HCI major professor and a thesis committee. The thesis committee should consist of the major professor and at least two other graduate faculty members. The student must pass an oral examination in defense of the completed thesis.

  • HIM 6971 Thesis (6 credit hours)

Cost Per Credit Hour

For the Health Care Informatics MS program, the cost per credit hour is $777.63.*

*Fee is subject to change.

Application Requirements

For information on general UCF graduate admissions requirements that apply to all prospective students, please visit the Admissions section of the Graduate Catalog. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.

In addition to the general UCF graduate admission requirements, applicants to this program must provide:

  • One official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from each college/university attended.
  • Goal statement indicating how the Health Care Informatics MS program will enhance career goals.
  • Résumé (no longer than two pages).
  • Applicants applying to this program who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation. Credential evaluations are accepted from World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. only.

Admission to the program is competitive, based on evaluation of the applicant’s abilities, past academic performance, work experience, and the match of the program with career goals. The Professional Science Master's Program in Health Care Informatics accepts the most qualified students. Not all students who apply may be accepted, even if minimum requirements are met.

Application Deadlines

Health Care Informatics MS, Professional Science Master's Program Fall Priority Fall Spring Summer
Domestic Applicants Jan 15Jul 15

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International Applicants Jan 15Jan 15

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International Transfer Applicants Jan 15Mar 1

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FINANCIALS

Graduate students may receive financial assistance through fellowships, assistantships, tuition support, or loans. For more information, see Student Finances, which describes the types of financial assistance available at UCF and provides general guidance in planning your graduate finances. The Financial Information section of the Graduate Catalog is another key resource.

Fellowships

Fellowships are awarded based on academic merit to highly qualified students. They are paid to students through the Office of Student Financial Assistance, based on instructions provided by the College of Graduate Studies. Fellowships are given to support a student’s graduate study and do not have a work obligation. For more information, see Fellowships, which includes descriptions of UCF fellowships and what you should do to be considered for a fellowship. 


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