Requirements - MS in Health Informatics

Course Legend

Curriculum Requirements

Introductory Courses

No Introductory Course 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.
  • If an exam is available, the student passes a Graduate Assessment Examination (GAE) in the Introductory Course area.
IT 403

Foundation Courses

HIT 421
MGT 559
HIT 451
IS 421
IS 451
HIT 422
HIT 440

Major Elective Courses

Students must take 24 credit hours from 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 advanced elective courses from a single area or from multiple areas, depending on their career interests.

Database Processing

CSC 452*
DSC 450*
IPD 451
IS 549

*Note: Courses require programming experience in Python.


DSC 423
DSC 424
DSC 465
CSC 575
DSC 480
MKT 798 Topic: Health Care Data Analysis**
MKT 570 Topic: Service Design & Patient Experience**
DSC 441

** Student must take only sections of MKT 798 with the topics specified above.

Enterprise Management

ECT 424
HIT 511
HTHC 515
IS 430
IS 505
IS 560
MGT 798 Topic: Managerial & Marketing Epidemiology**
NET 478

** Student must take only sections of MGT 798 with the topic specified above.

Innovations in Health Care

HIT 430
HCI 440
HCI 512
MGT 590

Practicum Courses

CSC 599
CSC 697

*Note: CSC 599 should be taken in two consecutive quarters, 2 credit hours each quarter.

Security Management

CSEC 440
HIT 515

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.