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M.S.H.I.T > Program Overview

The program requires 12 three-credit graduate courses (36 credits), including a 3-credit Capstone Research Project. The degree requirements can be completed in two years of part-time study, following the approved course sequence. Students must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 both overall and on the final project completed as part of the capstone research project.

Students typically progress through the program as a cohort, in the following sequence:

First year

HIT 573 Information Systems in Health Care (3 cr.) 
HIT 871 Health Informatics(3 cr.)
HIT 577 E-Health (3 cr.)
HIT 673 Health Information Technology: Security and Data Exchange  (3 cr.)
HIT 771 Health Care Policy, Organization, and Financing (3 cr.)
HIT 677 Electronic Medical Records (3 cr.)

Second year

HIT 675 Health Project Management (3 cr.)
HIT 772 Database Management (3 cr.)
HIT 873 Human Computer Interaction (3 cr.)
HIT 679 Enterprise Architecture (3 cr.)
HIT 773 System Analysis & Design (3 cr.)
HIT 878 Capstone Research Project (3 cr.)

Since much of the course content will be delivered online, it will be expected that students have daily access to computer and high speed Internet connection.

Courses will be offered in a mix of evening face-to-face meetings and online learning. Students will advance through the program as a “cohort” – meaning each group accepted into the program will progress through it as a group taking all their classes together.