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Online Program

The MS in Health Informatics program with a concentration in Health Data Analytics is offered fully online. Courses are 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.

Request additional information for the online program.

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 program of study below refers to the on-campus program. Courses offered may vary from semester to semester. Contact your advisor to plan your program of study.

Core Courses (12-18 credits)

HAP 618 may be waived for students with strong computing skills and/or a degree in computer science)

HAP 678 may be waived for students with a strong health administration background

Course Credits Typical Semester(s) Offered
HAP 618 Computational Tools In Health Informatics
Catalog Description | Syllabus
3 F
HAP 670 Introduction To Health Informatics 
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3 F
HAP 671 Health Care Databases 
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3 F, S
HAP 672 Health Data: Vocabulary And Standards 
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3 S
HAP 678 Introduction To The U.S. Health System
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3 F, S
HAP 752 Advanced Health Information Systems
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3 S

Health Data Analytics (15 credits)

Required Courses

Course Credits Typical Semester(s) Offered
HAP 719 Advanced Statistics In Health Services Research I
Catalog Description | Syllabus
3 F
HAP 725 Statistical Process Control
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3 F
HAP 780 Data Mining In Health Care
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3 F
HAP 823 Comparative Effectiveness Analysis Using Observational Data
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3 S

Electives (select one from the following):

Course Credits Typical Semester(s) Offered
HAP 675 Project in Health Data Analysis
Catalog Description
(variable, 3 credits needed)  
HAP 720 Health Data Integration
Catalog Description | Syllabus
3 S
HAP 730 Health Care Decision Analysis
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3 Summer
HAP 770 Medical Decision Making and Decision Support Systems
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3 S
HAP 777 Health Data Visualization
Catalog Description
3  
HAP 880 Advanced Health Data Mining
Catalog Description | Syllabus
3 S
HAP 819 Advanced Statistics in Health Services Research II
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3 S

Health Informatics Management (15 credits)

Required Courses

Course Credits Typical Semester(s) Offered
HAP 602 Statistics In Health Services Management
Catalog Description | Syllabus
3 F, S, Sum
HAP 622 Healthcare Information Systems Analysis And Design
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3 F, S
HAP 745 Health Care Security Policy
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3 S
HAP 713 Project Management In Health Information Technology
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OR
SWE 625 Software Project Management
Catalog Description | Syllabus
3 HAP 713: S
SWE 625: F, S

Electives (select one from the following):

Course Credits Typical Semester(s) Offered
HAP 601 E-Commerce and On-line Marketing for Health Services
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3 S* (infrequent)
HAP 621 Organization Behavior and Healthcare Leadership
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3 F, S
HAP 645 Introduction to Health Services Research
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3 F, S
HAP 647 Regulatory Requirements for Health Care Systems
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3 Summer
HAP 686 Quality Improvement in Health Services
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3 F
HAP 715 Health Economics
Catalog Description | Syllabus
3 F, S
HAP 762 Cost-Effectiveness for Health Care Management and Policy Decisions
Catalog Description
3 F (infrequent)
HAP 750 Legal Issues in Health Administration
Catalog Description | Syllabus
  S
HAP 770 Medical Decision Making and Decision Support Systems
Catalog Description | Syllabus
  S (infrequent)

Population Health Informatics (15 credits)

Required Courses

Course Credits Typical Semester(s) Offered
HAP 717 Population Health Informatics
Catalog Description
3 F
HAP 718 Consumer Health Informatics
Catalog Description
3 S
GCH 712 Introduction To Epidemiology
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3 F

Electives (select two from the following):

Course Credits Typical Semester(s) Offered
GGS 650 Introduction to GIS Programming and Algorithms
Catalog Description
3  
HAP 730 Health Care Decision Analysis
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3 Summer
HAP 735 Fundamentals of Patient Safety and Risk Management
Catalog Description | Syllabus
3 (infrequent)
HAP 780 Data Mining in Health Care
Catalog Description | Syllabus
3 F

Practicum or Thesis

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.

Practicum Option (6 credits)

Course Credits Typical Semester(s) Offered
HAP 789 Pre-Capstone Professional Development Seminar
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3 F, S, Summer
HAP 790 Capstone Practicum In Health Systems Management
Catalog Description | Syllabus
3 F, S

Thesis Option (6 credits)

Course Credits Typical Semester(s) Offered
HAP 799 Master's Thesis
Catalog Description
1-6  
Expertise