Most courses for the on-campus MS in Health Informatics are taught in the evening on the Fairfax Campus, and some courses are taught online. Although not all coursework for all concentrations can be completed online, the number of courses available online increases every year.
Completion of the on-campus program typically requires 2-2.5 years full-time and 2.5-3 years part-time, depending on course load.
The admissions information below refers to the on-campus program.
Online Program (beginning January 2018)
The MS in Health Informatics program with a concentration in Health Data Analytics will soon be offered fully online. Courses will be offered in a condensed 8-week format, with students taking one course at a time. Content of courses, objectives, evaluation methods, and outcomes are identical to those for the on-campus program. Only the delivery format is different.
The online program is intended to be completed in about 2.5 years.
Admissions standards for the online program are the same as those for the on-campus program. The admissions process, deadlines, and contact information are different. Complete this form to request additional information for the online program.
Admission to the program is competitive. Applicants are evaluated on the strength of their academic background and any additional evidence of potential success in the program.
Program Admission Standards
A minimum GPA of 3.25 is preferred. Preferred applicants should have a background in information technology or health care; however, the background is not required to be admitted and succeed in the program. Students planning to change their careers are encouraged to contact an informatics advisor to discuss the program and its requirements. For these students it is also particularly important to describe in the goals statement how they envision themselves in the informatics field.
One set of official transcripts from all institutions attended. For all degrees obtained outside the U.S., transcripts must be evaluated. View the international transcript submission guidelines for application to Mason graduate programs. In order to expedite the processing of your application, you may upload unofficial transcripts into your application. You will still be required to submit official transcripts to the Office of Graduate Admissions. However, unofficial transcripts are acceptable for admission review. Please review the FAQs regarding transcripts on the university admissions website if you have further questions about transcript submission. Visit Graduate Application Requirements for HAP Programs for more information.