Requirements - MS in Health Informatics

Master of Science 2015-2016

Health Informatics

Course Legend

Curriculum 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
Foundation Courses
HIT 421
HIT 430
MGT 559
HIT 451
CSC 451
IS 421
HIT 422
HIT 440
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 452*
CSC 455*
IPD 451
IS 549
*Note: Courses require programming experience in Python.

CSC 423
CSC 424
CSC 465
CSC 575
CSC 495
MKT 798 Topic: Health Care Data Analysis**
MKT 798 Topic: Service Design & Patient Experience**
IS 467
** Student must take only sections of MKT 798 with the topics specified above.

Enterprise Management
ECT 424
HIT 511
HTHC 515
HTHC 522
IS 430
IS 505
IS 560
MGT 798 Topic: Managerial & Marketing Epidemiology**
TDC 478
** Student must take only sections of MGT 798 with the topic specified above.

Innovations in Health Care
HCI 440
HCI 512
MGT 590

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

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.

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.