Graduate Programs

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Master of Health Informatics

The MHI program is designed to train individuals who are interested in using information technology to solve health care problems. The curriculum consists of 31 credits of coursework. Students take a sequence of core informatics courses and add electives to specialize their degree.

Master of Science

The MS program is for both health professionals and non-health professionals who are interested in seeking additional training in health informatics. The curriculum consists of 36 credits. Students take a sequence of core health informatics and biostatistics courses and then finish their degree with a master's thesis or additional coursework.

Doctor of Philosophy

The PhD program is designed for students seeking the highest level of advanced training in the area of health informatics. It is a degree where students apply their knowledge and skills to an original research project that they report in a doctoral thesis. Students take a sequence of core courses in health informatics, computing, and biostatistics, and electives in technical and health science areas, and pursue one of four tracks: Data Science and Informatics for Learning Health Systems; Clinical Informatics; Translational Bioinformatics; or Precision and Personalized Medicine (PPM) Informatics. Students pursuing the Data Science and Informatics for Learning Health Systems track are expected to complete the University’s Data Science MS degree en route to the PhD.