The Health Care Informatics MS Program is offered through the School of Global Health Management and Informatics at the University of Central Florida and is designed to meet the growing demand for highly trained health care informatics professionals.
The program is unique in that it focuses on providing students with a thorough grounding in the clinical, management and business aspects of the health informatics field. A total of 38 credit hours are required and span topics such as health care database management, systems analysis and design, privacy and security, and epidemiology and analytics. Students are required to complete an internship during the last semester in the program. Students are also eligible to sit for the CAHIMS, CPHIMS, CAPM, or PMP certification exams (based on experience level).
The program is offered online in a distance-learning cohort format to offer access and convenience to working professionals. Applications and admissions are accepted twice yearly for fall and spring terms only. Students with professional experience in health care, new graduates from bachelor's programs in health services, and students seeking career changes to the health care industry are all encouraged to apply.