M.S. in Health Care Informatics Online Program

37 Units

The MS in Health Care Informatics program integrates health care technology, clinical analytics, leadership, and business knowledge and skills in preparing you for leadership in health care informatics in a variety of positions within health care organizations.

The 37-unit program consists of an orientation course (12-16 hours) followed by 12 seven-week courses and a final 14-week Capstone course.  All students take two foundational courses during their first term and complete the capstone project in their final term.

Online MS-HCI Program Overview

  • 24 month program
  • Students take one class at a time; all coursework is 100% online
  • 37 units total
    • 12 courses (3 units each)
    • 1 capstone (1 unit)
  • New students can start three times per year:
    • Fall term starts in September
    • Spring term starts in January
    • Summer term starts in May
  • Each class is 7 weeks long. There are two 7-week classes per term.
  • Students choose one of three specialized learning tracks: Health Informatics, Health Care Analytics/Data Science, or Health Care Leadership

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Courses in the Online MS-HCI Health Care Analytics Track

Prior to beginning your first term, you’ll be required to complete the program orientation course, which generally takes about 12-16 hours. The course is self-paced but is mandatory. Please plan your schedule accordingly.

Courses in the Online MS-HCI Health Care Leadership Track

Prior to beginning your first term, you’ll be required to complete the program orientation course, which generally takes about 12-16 hours. The course is self-paced but is mandatory. Please plan your schedule accordingly.

Term 6

Course Units
Digital Health Care Marketing (HCIN 625)

Taken by students in the Health Care Leadership Track during their final term.

3
Advanced Leadership and Systems Management (HCIN 610)

Taken by students enrolled in the Health Care Leadership Track during their final term.

3
Health Care Informatics Capstone (HCIN 546C) 1

Download THE Program Plan for Students Entering Fall 2020

Medical Terminology Course

In addition to the courses listed above, students who do not have health care experience and basic knowledge of medical terminology will be required to enroll in the online Medical Terminology course before their first day of class. The online Medical Terminology course must be completed before the end of their first semester.

Tuition & Fees

Cost per unit: $925

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Student Learning Outcomes

The curriculum is designed to achieve the following learning outcomes, in addition to the graduate learning outcomes shared across all of USD’s Master’s level programs.

  • Develop specialized field knowledge and integrate knowledge with technical skills across content areas
  • Demonstrate leadership skills, such as critical inquiry through field-based approaches and methods; organizational and technology management, and professional communication
  • Apply multidisciplinary learning across contexts within the field, integrating knowledge and practice to improve health care delivery
  • Reason from an ethical and legal perspective relevant to the field by acknowledging conflicting values or rights as they affect health care decisions

A Career in Health Care Informatics: The Outlook and Options

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