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.
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.
After completing course work and with permission of advisor, students can choose between the Capstone Practicum (6 credits) and Master's Thesis (6 credits). Both options require two semesters to complete.