Health Informatics, MS Course Sequence

On-campus Program

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.

Complete this form to request additional information for the online program.

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.

Program Planning Form

Download a program planning form (pdf) for the on-campus MS Health Informatics program (Catalog Year 2017-2018).

Complete this form to request additional information on the online format.

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Option 1: Full-Time, Starting Fall

Semester

Health Data Analytics

Health Informatics Management

Population Health Informatics

Fall

  • HAP 618 Computational Tools In Health Informatics
  • HAP 700 Introduction To Health Informatics
  • HAP 709 Health Care Databases
  • HAP 618 Computational Tools In Health Informatics
  • HAP 700 Introduction To Health Informatics
  • HAP 709 Health Care Databases
  • HAP 618 Computational Tools In Health Informatics
  • HAP 700 Introduction To Health Informatics
  • HAP 709 Health Care Databases

Spring

  • HAP 678 Introduction To The U.S. Health System
  • HAP 701 Health Data: Vocabulary And Standards
  • HAP 752 Advanced Health Information Systems
  • HAP 678 Introduction To The U.S. Health System
  • HAP 701 Health Data: Vocabulary And Standards
  • HAP 752 Advanced Health Information Systems
  • HAP 678 Introduction To The U.S. Health System
  • HAP 701 Health Data: Vocabulary And Standards
  • HAP 752 Advanced Health Information Systems

Fall

  • HAP 719 Advanced Statistics In Health Services Research I
  • HAP 780 Data Mining In Health Care
  • HAP 725 Statistical Process Control
  • HAP 602 Statistics In Health Services Management
  • HAP 622 Healthcare Information Systems Analysis And Design
  • Elective
  • HAP 717 Population Health Informatics
  • Elective
  • GCH 712 Introduction To Epidemiology

Spring

  • HAP 823 Comparative Effectiveness Analysis Using Observational Data
  • Elective
  • HAP 789 Pre-Capstone Professional Development Seminar
  • HAP 713 Project Management In Health Information Technology
  • HAP 745 Health Care Security Policy
  • HAP 789 Pre-Capstone Professional Development Seminar
  • HAP 718 Consumer Health Informatics
  • Elective
  • HAP 789 Pre-Capstone Professional Development Seminar

Fall

  • HAP 790 Capstone Practicum In Health Systems Management
  • HAP 790 Capstone Practicum In Health Systems Management
  • HAP 790 Capstone Practicum In Health Systems Management

Option 2: Full-Time, Starting Spring

Semester

Health Data Analytics

Health Informatics Management

Population Health Informatics

Spring

  • HAP 678 Introduction To The U.S. Health System
  • HAP 701 Health Data: Vocabulary And Standards
  • HAP 709 Health Care Databases
  • HAP 678 Introduction To The U.S. Health System
  • HAP 701 Health Data: Vocabulary And Standards
  • HAP 709 Health Care Databases
  • HAP 678 Introduction To The U.S. Health System
  • HAP 701 Health Data: Vocabulary And Standards
  • HAP 709 Health Care Databases

Fall

  • HAP 618 Computational Tools In Health Informatics
  • HAP 700 Introduction To Health Informatics
  • HAP 719 Advanced Statistics In Health Services Research I
  • HAP 618 Computational Tools In Health Informatics
  • HAP 700 Introduction To Health Informatics
  • HAP 602 Statistics In Health Services Management
  • HAP 618 Computational Tools In Health Informatics
  • HAP 700 Introduction To Health Informatics
  • HAP 717 Population Health Informatics

Spring

  • HAP 752 Advanced Health Information Systems
  • HAP 823 Comparative Effectiveness Analysis Using Observational Data
  • Elective
  • HAP 752 Advanced Health Information Systems
  • HAP 745 Health Care Security Policy
  • HAP 713 Project Management In Health Information Technology
  • HAP 752 Advanced Health Information Systems
  • HAP 718 Consumer Health Informatics
  • Elective

Fall

  • HAP 780 Data Mining In Health Care
  • HAP 725 Statistical Process Control
  • HAP 789 Pre-Capstone Professional Development Seminar
  • HAP 622 Healthcare Information Systems Analysis And Design
  • Elective
  • HAP 789 Pre-Capstone Professional Development Seminar
  • GCH 712 Introduction To Epidemiology
  • Elective
  • HAP 789 Pre-Capstone Professional Development Seminar

Spring

  • HAP 790 Capstone Practicum In Health Systems Management
  • HAP 790 Capstone Practicum In Health Systems Management
  • HAP 790 Capstone Practicum In Health Systems Management

Option 3: Part-Time

Semester

Health Data Analytics

Health Informatics Management

Population Health Informatics

Fall

  • HAP 618 Computational Tools In Health Informatics
  • HAP 700 Introduction To Health Informatics
  • HAP 618 Computational Tools In Health Informatics
  • HAP 700 Introduction To Health Informatics
  • HAP 618 Computational Tools In Health Informatics
  • HAP 700 Introduction To Health Informatics

Spring

  • HAP 709 Health Care Databases
  • HAP 701 Health Data: Vocabulary And Standards
  • HAP 709 Health Care Databases
  • HAP 701 Health Data: Vocabulary And Standards
  • HAP 709 Health Care Databases
  • HAP 701 Health Data: Vocabulary And Standards

Fall

  • HAP 719 Advanced Statistics In Health Services Research I
  • HAP 780 Data Mining In Health Care
  • HAP 602 Statistics In Health Services Management
  • HAP 622 Healthcare Information Systems Analysis And Design
  • HAP 717 Population Health Informatics
  • Elective

Spring

  • HAP 678 Introduction To The U.S. Health System
  • HAP 752 Advanced Health Information Systems
  • HAP 678 Introduction To The U.S. Health System
  • HAP 752 Advanced Health Information Systems
  • HAP 678 Introduction To The U.S. Health System
  • HAP 752 Advanced Health Information Systems

Fall

  • HAP 725 Statistical Process Control
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • HAP 745 Health Care Security Policy
  • GCH 712 Introduction To Epidemiology
  • Elective

Spring

  • HAP 823 Comparative Effectiveness Analysis Using Observational Data
  • HAP 789 Pre-Capstone Professional Development Seminar
  • HAP 713 Project Management In Health Information Technology
  • HAP 789 Pre-Capstone Professional Development Seminar
  • HAP 718 Consumer Health Informatics
  • HAP 789 Pre-Capstone Professional Development Seminar

Fall

  • HAP 790 Capstone Practicum In Health Systems Management
  • HAP 790 Capstone Practicum In Health Systems Management
  • HAP 790 Capstone Practicum In Health Systems Management