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2018-19 Graduate Catalog 
2018-19 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Professional Science, Health Care Informatics Concentration, M.S.

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Saeed Foroudastan, Director
Master of Science in Professional Science Program
(615) 494-7618

For more information about the Health Care Informatics concentration, contact:
Carey Snowden, Graduate Coordinator
Master of Science in Professional Science Program
(615) 904-8581

The College of Basic and Applied Sciences offers the Master of Science with a major in Professional Science (M.S.) with six concentrations: Actuarial Science, Biostatistics, Biotechnology, Engineering Management, Geosciences, and Health Care Informatics.

Please see undergraduate catalog for information regarding undergraduate programs.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Master of Science in Professional Science with a concentration in Health Care Informatics requires

  • an undergraduate or graduate degree in a relevant field including the health sciences, information technology, allied health professions, business, or statistics, and a commitment to developing the necessary analytic and program management skills and expertise required of today’s health informatics professional. Contact the program coordinator if you have questions about the relevance of your degree.
  • applicants possessing intermediate proficiency with multiple computer programs, including but not limited to word processing, data management/presentation, and statistical analysis packages commonly used in business and healthcare industries. Familiarity with these programs is required and serves as the foundation upon which other skill sets are developed.

NOTE: Applicants with backgrounds and experience outside of the common student profiles described above, or without a relevant degree or work experience, may be conditionally admitted to our program, with the expectation that the admitted student complete appropriate prerequisite coursework. Contact the program coordinator for details or for more information.

Once accepted into the College of Graduate Studies, students interested in the Master of Science in Professional Science program may enroll for one semester before being fully admitted to the program.

Application Procedures

All application materials are to be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies.

Applicant must

  1. submit application with the appropriate application fee (online at;
  2. submit official transcripts from all collegiate institutions attended;
  3. submit three letters of reference from mentors/colleagues able to speak to your ability to succeed at graduate study in health care informatics.

Degree Requirements

Once admitted to the program, each candidate must complete a minimum of 36 semester hours of graduate credit (see specifics in Curriculum section below).

Curriculum: Professional Science, Health Care Informatics

Candidate must complete 36 hours in the following course of study:

Program Notes

Candidate must

  1. file a degree plan in the College of Graduate Studies prior to admission into the program;
  2. file a Notice of Intent to Graduate form in the College of Graduate Studies within the first two weeks of the term in which candidate intends to graduate.

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