The Master of Science in Health Informatics is designed for individuals experienced in handling and processing highly sensitive and confidential medical information.
Admission to the Program
1. Must meet all general requirements for admission to the graduate school of Mississippi College.
2. Must hold a bachelor’s degree in one of the Healthcare Sciences from an accredited college or university, or hold a bachelor’s degree in a related field, such as, but not limited to:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Computer Science
Healthcare Administration Information Science (Library Science)
3. Applicants should have a working knowledge of information systems theory and design and a minimum of two years work experience in a healthcare or information management setting.
4. Must hold an undergraduate GPA of 2.75.
5. Successful achievement on a nationally recognized qualifying exam such as the GRE during the first term enrolled.
GRE Requirement: A verbal score of 146 or greater (equivalent to 400-450) and a quantitative score of 140 or greater (equivalent to 400-450), or one of these scores on either section and a score of 2.5 on the writing assessment of the GRE, is required.
Master of Science in Health Informatics Courses
HIM 6500 Foundation in Management Information Systems (3 sem hrs)
HIM 6510 Introduction to Health Informatics (3 sem hrs.)
HIM 6520 E-Medicine Business Models (3 sem hrs.)
HIM 6530 Integrated Electronic Medical Records (3 sem hrs.)
HIM 6540 Case Studies in Health Information Management (3 sem hrs.)
HIM 6550 Health Data Management (3 sem hrs.)
18 sem. hrs.
Plus 12 hours of MHSA courses:
HSA 6504 Research—Methods and Procedures (3 sem hrs.)
HSA 6550 Legal Aspects of Healthcare Administration (3 sem hrs.)
HSA 6540 Organizational Behavior in Healthcare Administration (3 sem hrs.)
HSA 6580 Ethics in Healthcare Administration (3 sem hrs.)