The Health Informatics (HI) core curriculum integrates fundamental informatics and management concepts applied to the health care environment.

Prerequisite Courses

College Algebra; Statistics

Research Project

All health informatics students are required to complete an independent research project, which they will present to a faculty committee prior to graduation.


Students may elect to participate in a 3 credit summer internship between the first and second years in the program. An internship is strongly recommended, but not required. Students will enroll in HMI 8689 Field Experience while completing the summer internship.

Example MSHI Plan of Study (37 Credits)
First Fall Semester

HMI 7410 - Introduction to the US Health Care System
HMI 7430 - Introduction to Health Informatics
HMI 8435 - Information Security, Evaluation, and Policy
HMI 7440 - Health Information Technology
HMI 8090 - Thesis research (independent project)

First Spring Semester

HMI 8441 - Biomedical and Health Vocabularies and Ontologies
HMI 8443 - Enterprise Information Architecture
HMI 8550 - Health Data Analytics
HMI 8090 - Thesis research (independent project)

Second Fall Semester

HMI 8437 - Data Warehousing and Data/Text Mining for Health Care
HMI 8610 - Consumer Health Informatics
HMI 8090 - Thesis research (independent project)

Second Spring Semester

HMI 8571 - Decision Support in Health Care Systems
HMI 8870 - Knowledge Representation in Biology and Medicine
HMI 8090 - Thesis research (independent project)