Requirements - MS in Health Informatics

Master of Science 2014-2015

Health Informatics

Degree Requirements
Students in this degree program must meet the following requirements:
  • Complete a minimum of 52 graduate credit hours in addition to any required introductory courses of the designated degree program.
  • Complete all graduate courses and requirements listed in the designated degree program.
  • Earn a grade of C- or better in all courses of the designated degree program.
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Students pursuing a second (or more) graduate degree may not double count or retake any course that applied toward the completion of a prior graduate degree. If a required course in the second degree was already completed and applied toward a previous degree, the student must meet with a faculty advisor to discuss a new course to be completed and substituted in the new degree. This rule also applies to cross-listed courses, which are considered to be the same course but offered under different subjects.
  • Students pursuing a second master's degree must complete a minimum of 52* graduate credit hours beyond their first designated degree program in addition to any required introductory courses in their second designated degree program.
    *53 graduate credit hours required for MS Information Systems.

Students with a GPA of 3.9 or higher will graduate with distinction.

For DePaul's policy on repeat graduate courses and a complete list of academic policies see the DePaul Graduate Handbook in the Course Catalog.

Course Requirements
Introductory Courses
No Introductory course (a course numbered 400 through 419) may be substituted for any other course at any level.

Introductory courses may be waived for any of the following conditions:
  • The student has the appropriate course work to satisfy an Introductory Course.
  • The student has appropriate and verified professional experience to satisfy an Introductory Course.
  • The student passes a Graduate Assessment Examination (GAE) in the Introductory Course area.
IT 403 Statistics and Data Analysis
Foundation Courses
HIT 421 Health Informatics
HIT 430 Electronic Health Records
MGT 559 Health Sector Management
HIT 451 Accounting and Financial Management in Healthcare
CSC 451 Database Design
IS 421 Systems Analysis
HIT 422 System Design for Health Care
HIT 440 Health Information Exchange and Networking
Major Elective Courses
Students must take 4 courses selected among a list of selected graduate area elective lists that is included below. There is no restriction on the number of areas from which electives may be selected. Students may choose to take the four advanced elective courses from a single area or from multiple areas, depending on their career interests.

Database Processing
CSC 455 Database Processing for Large-Scale Analytics *
CSC 452 Database Programming *
IS 549 Data Warehousing and Data Mining
IPD 451 Big Data and NoSQL Program
*Note: Courses require programming experience in Python.

CSC 423 Data Analysis and Regression
IS 567 Knowledge Discovery Technologies
CSC 575 Intelligent Information Retrieval
CSC 424 Advanced Data Analysis
CSC 495 Social Network Analysis
MKT 798 Topic: Health Care Data Analysis**
CSC 465 Data Visualization
MKT 798 Topic: Service Design & Patient Experience**
** Student must take only sections of MKT 798 with the topics specified above.

Enterprise Management
IS 430 Fundamentals of IT Project Management
IS 560 Enterprise Systems
IS 505 Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery Theories and Strategies
ECT 424 Enterprise Infrastructure
TDC 478 Information Storage and Management
MGT 798 Topic: Managerial & Marketing Epidemiology**
HTHC 515 Intro to Health Communication
HTHC 522 Managerial Communication in Health Care Contexts
HIT 511 Healthcare Management in Non-Hospital Settings
** Student must take only sections of MGT 798 with the topic specified above.

Innovations in Health Care
MGT 590 Management of Innovation and Technological Change
HCI 440 Introduction to User-Centered Design
HCI 512 Information Visualization and Infographics

Security Management
HIT 515 Healthcare Law
IS 433 Information Security Management
CNS 440 Information Security Management
Practicum Requirement
CSC 599 Independent Study *
or CSC 697 Graduate Internship
*Note: CSC 599 should be taken in two consecutive quarters, 2 credit hours each quarter.