Healthcare Management and Informatics
The goal of the Master of Science in Healthcare Management and Informatics program is to educate and produce a robust workforce that has the skills and knowledge of the intersecting domains of healthcare, management, and informatics. This graduate program will take students from a variety of backgrounds and provide them with a strong foundation in healthcare, information systems, computer science, informatics, and data analytics with the objective to produce a workforce that has a comprehensive understanding of the domain of healthcare management and informatics and that can fuel the engine of economic development in this promising domain.
Graduates will be grounded in the knowledge base on healthcare management and informatics, including:
- Broad knowledge of the delivery and practice of healthcare in the US system along with the challenges and opportunities in the international landscape.
- Operational knowledge of the ethical, legal, security/privacy, and quality issues as they relate to healthcare management and informatics.
- Knowledge of the basic principles emphasizing the role of informatics as it relates to various complex problems covering the entire domain of healthcare from disease management, patients/providers, drug discovery, evidence-based medicine, personalized medicine, etc.
- Knowledge of organizational behavior and management principles as they apply to the issues at the intersecting domain of healthcare, information systems, and informatics.
- Knowledge and skills associated with statistics, quantitative/qualitative research methods, and quality issues associated with healthcare management and informatics.
- Applied knowledge of computer science with respect to database design and management and data structures in the context of healthcare
- Knowledge of advanced scholarship so that students are capable of addressing critical issues in the domain via written and oral form d. Location of the program - main campus or other approved site.
Required Courses (33 Credit Hours)
- HMI 7510 - Introduction to Healthcare Management and Informatics
- IS 8200 - Legal and Ethical Issues in Information Systems
- IS 8100 - Advanced IT Project Management
- ACS 7010 - Data Structures with C++
- ACS 7030 - Database Systems with Java Applications
- NURS 7745 - Theoretical Foundations, Research Applications, and Outcome Evaluations I
- NURS 7793 - Health Policy Leadership Seminar
- NURS 9101 - Statistics I
- NURS 9102 - Statistics II
- HMI 7770 - Capstone in Healthcare Management and Informatics
Elective Courses (3 Credit Hours):
Choose one course from the following:
- IS 8310 - Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance
- STAT 8140 - Six Sigma Problem Solving
Prerequisite/Co-Requisite Course to all Required/Elective Courses in the Program:
- HMI 7510 - Healthcare Management and Informatics (HMI 7510 is required to be taken in the first semester of admission in the program with the other courses). o Admission to the Graduate Program in Healthcare Management and Informatics and/or Permission of the Director of Healthcare Management and Informatics.
Prerequisite/Co-Requisite Course to Elective and Capstone Courses in the Program:
- Successful completion of at least 18 credit hours of coursework in the Healthcare Management and Informatics graduate program and/or Permission of the Director of Healthcare Management and Informatics.
Program Total (36 Credit Hours)
- Online Graduate Application - There is a non-refundable $60 application fee.
- Transcripts - Official transcripts from EACH College and/or University you have attended. Must be in a sealed envelope from the institution or sent electronically from the institution directly.
- GRE Score Report - Request that your scores be sent electronically to KSU (school code 5359). No department code is necessary.
- GMAT Score Report - Request that your scores be sent electronically to KSU.
- GMAT/GRE Waiver Request
- Application Letter - (Can be uploaded into the online application) This letter (maximum of 300 words) outlines the candidate's professional and educational goals and provides a rationale for why/how this program will meet the candidate's career aspirations.
- Two Letters of Recommendation - (Can be sent electronically through the online application) These letters are from individuals who can accurately assess the candidate's academic performance.
About the School
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