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Computer Information Systems (Health Informatics), M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #98 (QS) Online
The MS in Computer Information Systems (MSCIS) concentration in Health Informatics exposes individuals to health electronic applications and the collection, processing, and storage of data. 

About

Graduates of this program will have a solid knowledge of data communication and computer networks as well as biomedical databases. Each of these areas includes data security and privacy components, which are essential for dealing with medical data. In addition, the foundations of health information technology and electronic health records give graduates a solid exposure to the latest medical technologies, as well as to the electronic record systems used in hospitals and other medical organizations. Students also have the opportunity to take a course that will expose them to the modern IT project management tools and techniques.

Accreditation

The MSCIS is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Completion of a CAHIIM-accredited program is required in order to be eligible to sit for AHIMA professional HIM Certification Exams.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Biomedical Sciences and Health IT
  • Health Informatics
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Enterprise Cyber Security
  • Advanced Health Informatics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    40 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Online group works/assignments

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    84

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • A completed Application for Graduate Admission
  • Three letters of recommendation. It is required that one be an academic reference if you graduated or engaged in post-graduate education in the past three years
  • You must supply the name and email address of your recommenders in order to submit your application. 
  • A self-evaluation
  • A current résumé
  • Transcript(s) from each college and graduate school attended. Unofficial transcripts can be uploaded to your application. Official transcripts will be required upon matriculation.
    • A nonrefundable $85 application fee
    In addition to completing an Application for Graduate Admission, international applicants must submit proof of English proficiency. 

Getting a Student Visa

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    880 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 880 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    880 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 880 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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