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Biomedical and Health Informatics, M.Sc.

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  • 24 months
    Duration
Oswego, IL, United States
Globally connected networks, big data, artificial intelligence, and decision analytics are currently shaping the future of healthcare systems. Become an expert in the latest innovations in information technology and efforts to improve human health.
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Overview

Students will explore methods for assessing information practices, evaluating needs of providers and patients and creating technology solutions to address challenges the industry is currently facing. Our curriculum coincides with our existing computer science programs with specialized health informatics and health information management coursework. 

The framework is guided by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), the pre-eminent accrediting body for graduate health informatics and information management education. 

Our program provides three tracks, each specifically designed to focus on the needs of today's healthcare settings.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Health Information Systems 
  • Health Informatics Methods
  • eHealth Systems 
  • Systems Design, Integration, Safety & Security

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Official transcript
  • GRE scores (recommended)
  • Purpose statement
  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Application fee 

Tuition Fee

  • In-State

    462 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 462 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Oswego

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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