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Graduate Catalog 2018/2019


Health Informatics (HIF)
with a Concentration in Healthcare Analytics (BHAP)

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Master of Science in Health Informatics (M.S.H.I.)
CIP Code: 51.2706
College of Medicine (MD)
Total Minimum Program Hours Required (Post Bachelor's Degree): 32

Contact Information:
College of Medicine
Medical Sciences Department (MED)
4202 E. Fowler Avenue MDC40
Tampa FL  33620

Program Director or Coordinator:
Michael Barber
Phone: 813-974-9702
Email: mbarber@health.usf.edu

Website: http://www.usfhealthonline.com/programs/masters-degree/ms-health-informatics/


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Major Information

The Master of Science in Health Informatics degree offers a curriculum which integrates the domains of information science, information resources management and health care organization and management.

Accreditation Information:

Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools.

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Admissions Information

Admission Deadlines

Major Priority Deadline

Fall: February 15
Spring: October 1
Summer: February 15

Graduate Admission Application Deadlines

MASTER'S AND
EDUCATION SPECIALIST DEGREES

Admission for
Fall Semester

Admission for
Spring Semester

Admission for
Summer Semester

  • Applications received by the Priority Deadline will receive maximum consideration. 
  • Applications received after the Priority deadline, but by the Final University Deadline, are considered on a space available basis. 
  • Applications must be complete with all required information by the stated deadline.  Any application materials received after the deadline may be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Check with the Graduate Major Director for availability or to discuss options for admission in a subsequent term. 

Priority Deadline
(for funding and consideration)

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Final University Deadline
Domestic
Applicants

June 1

October 15

February 15

Final University Deadline
International
Applicants

June 1

September 15

February 15

DOCTORATE DEGREES

Admission for
Fall Semester

Admission for
Spring Semester

Admission for
Summer Semester

  • Applications received by the Priority Deadline will receive maximum consideration. 
  • Applications received after the Priority deadline, but by the Final University Deadline, are considered on a space available basis. 
  • Applications must be complete with all required information by the stated deadline.  Any application materials received after the deadline may be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Check with the Graduate Major Director for availability or to discuss options for admission in a subsequent term. 

Priority Deadline
(for funding and consideration)

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Final University Deadline
Domestic
Applicants

February 15

October 15

February 15

Final University Deadline
International
Applicants

February 15

September 15

February 15


Admission Requirements

You must comply with general University policies and meet general University Admission requirements in addition to those listed below.

Must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements, as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.

  • $65 non-refundable application feeThe breakdown of this fee is as follows:
    • $30.00 USF's Application Fee
    • $35.00 Transcript Procurement Fee
  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university in the biological, chemical, computer or management information sciences or other appropriate field, or the equivalent bachelors and/or graduate degrees from a foreign institution.
  • Minimum overall grade-point average of 3.00 out of a possible 4.00 with a minimum grade point average of 3.00 in the sciences
  • Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Resume
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • While these are not required, GRE, MCAT or VAT standardized test scores or evidence of substantial health informatics experience can be submitted to enhance an application.
  • An example is if a student has a GPA below 3.0 and wishes to prove he will be a positive addition to the school.

Applicants who are not U.S. citizens, but are residing in the U.S., must provide a copy of a U.S. Visa or permanent resident card. Contact the program and International Admissions for more information on which visa's are eligible to apply to this major.

Admissions Status: Apply

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Major Requirements

REQUIRED COURSES

Total Minimum Hours 32 credit hours

CORE REQUIREMENTS 26 hours
Required Courses (11 hours)
HIM 6667 Foundation in Management Information Systems 3
HIM 6017 Legal Aspects of Health Information Systems 3
HIM 6217 Health Data Management 3
HIM 6018 e-Healthcare Ethics 2

Students select either the General Pathway or the Healthcare Analytics Concentration:

General Pathway Course Requirements: (15 hours)
HIM 6840 Case Studies in Health Information Management 3
HIM 6118 Introduction to Health Informatics 3
HIM 6350 E-Medicine Business Models 3
HIM 6114 Integrated Electronic Medical Records 3
HIM 6320 Managerial Communications 3

Healthcare Analytics Concentration (15 hours):
HIM 6141Introduction to Healthcare Analytics3
HIM 6628Health Data Visualization3
HIM 6623 Statistics for Healthcare Analytics3
HIM 6655Healthcare Data Mining and Predictive Analytics3
HIM 6844 Health Outcomes Research3

Electives 6 hours
General Pathway Electives (6 hours)
Two or more required:
HIM 6137 Pharmacy Informatics 3
HIM 6943 Health Informatics Internship 3
HIM 6908 Health Informatics Independent Study 3
HIM 6141Introduction to Healthcare Analytics3
HIM 6686Healthcare Decision Support3
HIM 6844Health Outcomes Research3
HIM 6664Healthcare Project Management3
HIM 6477Medical Terminology for Health Informatics Professionals3

Concentration Electives (6 hours )
Two or more required:
HIM 6686Healthcare Decision Support3
HIM 6629Applied Healthcare Analytics3
HIM 6908 Health Informatics Independent Study 3
HIM 6671 Advanced Healthcare Analytics Applications3
HIM 6943 Health Informatics Internship3
HIM 6118Introduction to Health Informatics3
HIM 6477Medical Terminology for Health Informatics Professionals3


For students who select the Internship option, each student will be assigned a faculty director who will oversee the internship project. Students will formally present their projects which will be shared with all major participants. A minimum of thirty-two (32) semester hours are required and entail a minimum of 480 contact hours.

MINIMUM TOTAL CREDITS

32

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College Degree Requirements

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USF Degree Requirements

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Financial Assistance


Financial Aid

Fellowships & Scholarships

Graduate Assistantships

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Registration Process

First, contact your graduate advisor for guidance courses to register for. Obtain any electronic course permit if necessary. Register for the new student orientation online at http://www.grad.usf.edu/orientation.php. Then go to http://oasis.usf.edu/ the link to OASIS, USF's on-line registration system to register for your classes. Follow the directions given on-line.

To access online course materials, students must have a USF NetID (e-mail account). Please visit: https://netid.usf.edu/una/ to obtain your NetID.

New students, including those studying online, may obtain a USFCard. Please visit: http://www.usf.edu/it/class-prep/usf-card.aspx to obtain your USFCard.

Tuition and fees: Fees are determined by the level of the course. Please visit Cash Accounting, Controller's Office, for information on tuition and fees.

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