College of Health and Human Services
George Mason University
George Mason University Mason
George Mason University

Accelerated BS to MS, Health Informatics

Highly qualified undergraduates may be admitted in their junior year to the bachelor's/accelerated master's program. Students will obtain both a BS in Health Administration (Health Informatics Concentration) and an MS in Health Informatics in an accelerated time frame after satisfactory completion of 147-159 credits. 

For Admission and Acclerated Option Requirements, visit Mason's University Catalog.

Undergraduate Program of Study, 120 credits

Mason Core (38 credits)

Please refer to Mason's University Catalog for the Mason core requirements.

Required Courses (9 credits)

Course Credits
HAP 201 - Health Professions Careers 3
HAP 202 - Medical Terminology 3
One of the following courses:
  •   PSYC 100 - Basic Concepts in Psychology
  •   PSYC 211 - Developmental Psychology
  •   PSYC 231 - Social Psychology
  •   HAP 290 - Lifestyle Management

  

3

BS Major Requirements (64 minus 7 = 57 credits)

A maximum of 6 credits of C grades in major requirements (64 credits) is permitted. Students in the health informatics concentration who earn more than 6 credits of C grades in the major requirements courses must either repeat one of the courses in which they earned a C and earn a C+ or  higher or change programs or concentrations.

Course Credits
HAP 301 - Health Care Delivery in the United States 3
HAP 308 - Public Health Informatics 3
HAP 309 - Healthcare Accounting 3
HAP 312 - Healthcare Law 3
HAP 318 - Introduction to IT Methods for Healthcare 3
HAP 360 - Introduction to Health Information Systems 3
HAP 361 - Health Databases or IT 214 - Database Fundamentals 3
HAP 430 - Process Improvement in Healthcare Organizations 3
HAP 436 - Electronic Health Data in Process Improvement 3
HAP 440 - Mobile Health 3
HAP 445 - Introduction to Health Services Research 3
HAP 459 - Health Data Standards and Interoperability 3
HAP 460 - Information Technology Project Management 3
HAP 461 - Internet and Web Technology Applications for Healthcare 3
HAP 462 - Privacy and Security in Health Informatics 3
HAP 464 - Electronic Health Record Configuration and Data Analysis 3
HAP 465 - Integration of Professional Skills and Issues (fulfills synthesis and writing intensive requirements) 3
HAP 467 - Advanced Information Technology Project Management 3
HAP 489 - Pre-Internship Seminar (Replaced with a 600-level MS course) 3
HAP 498 - Health Administration Internship (Replaced with a 600-level MS course and One Credit of HAP 499 - Independent Study in Health Administration and Policy) 4
One of the following:
  •   HAP 395 - Health Care Finance
  •   HAP 425 - Health Economics and Policy
  •   HAP 442 - Introduction to Health Care Politics and Policy
3

BS General Electives (9 credits)

Graduate Program of Study, 27-39 credits

MS Core Courses (18 minus 6 minus 6 = 6 credits)

6 credits may be waived without replacement for MS students with appropriate  background; 6 credits are moved towards the BS program

Course Credits
HAP 618 - Computational Tools in Health Informatics
As per requirement for all MS students, WAIVED without replacement if grade of B+ or better in HAP 318 and HAP461
3
HAP 678 - Introduction to the U.S. Health System
As per requirement for all MS students, WAIVED without replacement if grade of B+ or better in HAP 301 and HAP 445
3
HAP 700 - Introduction to Health Informatics
May be replaced with another graduate HAP course if grade of B+ or better in HAP 360
3
HAP 701 - Health Data: Vocabulary and Standards
May be replaced with another graduate HAP course if grade of B+ or better in HAP 459
3
HAP 709 - Health Care Databases
May be replaced with another graduate HAP course if  grade of B+ or better in HAP 361
3
HAP 752 - Advanced Health Information Systems 3

Health Data Analytics Concentration (15 credits)

Course Credits
HAP 725 - Statistical Process Control
May be waived with replacement if grade of B+ or better in HAP 436
3
HAP 719 - Advanced Statistics in Health Services Research I 3
HAP 780 - Data Mining in Health Care 3
HAP 823 - Comparative Effectiveness Analysis using Observational Data 3
Electives (select from the following):
  • HAP 720 - Health Data Integration
  • HAP 730 - Health Care Decision Analysis
  • HAP 770 - Medical Decision Making & Decision Support Systems
  • HAP 880 - Advanced Health Data Mining
  • HAP 819 - Advanced Statistics in Health Services Research II
  • HAP 820 - Comparative Effectiveness Analysis for Observational Studies
3

Health Informatics Management Concentration (15 credits)

Course Credits
HAP 602 - Statistics in Health Services Management 3
HAP 622 - Healthcare Information Systems Analysis and Design 3
HAP 713 - Project Management in Health Information Technology OR SWE 625 - Software Project Management 3
HAP 745 - Health Care Security Policy 3
Electives (select from the following):
  • HAP 601 - E-Commerce and On-line Marketing for Health Services
  • HAP 621 - Organization Behavior and Healthcare Leadership
  • HAP 645 - Introduction to Health Services Research
  • HAP 647 - Regulatory Requirements for Health Care Systems
  • HAP 686 - Quality Improvement in Health Services
  • HAP 725 - Statistical Process Control
  • HAP 715 - Health Economics
  • HAP 762 - Cost-Effectiveness for Health Care Management and Policy Decisions
  • HAP 750 - Legal Issues in Health Administration
  • HAP 770 - Medical Decision Making and Decision Support Systems
3

Population Health Concentration (15 credits)

Course Credits
HAP 717 - Population Health Informatics 3
HAP 718 - Consumer Health Informatics 3
GCH 712 - Introduction to Epidemiology 3
Electives (select two from the following):
  • GGS 650 - Introduction to GIS Programming and Algorithms
  • HAP 730 - Health Care Decision Analysis
  • HAP 735 - Fundamentals of Patient Safety and  Risk Management
  • HAP 780 - Data Mining in Health Care
3

Practicum/Thesis (6 Credits)

Course Credits
HAP 789 - Pre-Capstone 3
HAP 790 - Capstone 3
OR  
HAP 799 - Master's Thesis 1-6
Expertise