Requirements - MS in Health Informatics

Master of Science 2023 through2024

Health Informatics

About the Program

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 based on faculty review:

  • The student has the appropriate course work to satisfy an Introductory Course based on an official transcript review by faculty and successful grades, typically B or better.
  • The student has appropriate and verified professional experience to satisfy an Introductory Course which is demonstrated through successful completion of a GAE exam.
  • If a Graduate Assessment Examination (GAE) is available for the Introductory Courses, upon successfully completion of a GAE, a waiver will be issued.
  • Plan accordingly prior to start of the term, faculty reviews for possible course waivers can take a few weeks. For newly admitted students, possible course waivers will not be initiated until an Intent to Enroll form has been submitted.
  • IT 403

Foundation Courses

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

Major Elective Courses

Students must take 20 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 798 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
  • HIT 590
  • 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 48 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 48 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.