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 course sequence below refers to the on-campus program. Courses offered may vary from semester to semester. Contact your advisor to plan your program of study.
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.
The following are only suggested sequences of classes. Course availability may change. Please speak with your advisor to plan your program of study.
Most courses should be taken in order, and some required courses are available only in the spring or fall semesters. Examples of both full- and part-time course sequences are available. Students are not required to strictly follow one of these sequences as long as course prerequisites are satisfied. Students can complete their degree at their own pace provided that they do so within six years of starting the program.
All students are assigned graduate advisors who are also faculty in the program. Your advisor will help select the best courses to benefit your future career, and will help plan the most optimal course sequence.