Program Director: Glandon
Faculty: Berner, Burke, Burkhardt, Dorsey, Flammini, Glandon, Hardin, Herzig, Hiett, Houser, Sanders, Shewchuk
Based on on the needs of healthcare CIOs, UAB's MSHI curriculum integrates the domains of information and communication technology, the healthcare delivery process, and leadership and managment principles.
Credentials Conferred: Diploma—The Master of Science in Health Informatics (M.S.H.I.) degree is awarded by the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Length of Study: The program can be completed in 24 months, taking two classes per semester. Options for full-time study will be available at a future date.
Program Entrance Date:
Application to the program may be made beginning in September through June 1 preceding the expected date of enrollment for the next fall term. Applications received after June 1 are considered on a space available basis.
The following materials must be submitted to the Admissions Coordinator, Health Informatics Program,
Webb Building, Room 532, 1675 University Boulevard, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294-3361:
Requirements for Admission:
- completed UAB Graduate School Application Form (all forms available from HI Admissions Coordinator), the UAB Graduate School strongly encourages applicants to use their online form at UAB Graduate School Online Application,
- official transcripts from each college or university attended,
- scores for either the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT),
- a statement of personal goals and a resumé,
- three reference letters (may be submitted electronically via the online graduate application form mentioned above),
- upon completing the application, prospective students will interview via telephone or in person (depending on their proximity to campus) with a faculty member, a graduate of the program, and a current MSHI student, and
- if accepted, complete the UAB medical history questionnaire and physical, provide proof of required immunizations, and receive satisfactory screening by the UAB Medical Center Student Health Service.
Applicants to the HI Program must have completed or anticipate completion of at least a
baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university or from a recognized university abroad with a minimum
grade point average of 3.0 (A=4.0) and a combined score of 1000 on the GRE or 480 on the GMAT or 50 on the MAT. Foreign applicants whose native language is not English must have a minimum score of 550 on the TOEFL. Students must have completed three semester hours of undergraduate coursework in introductory object oriented programming prior to matriculation.
Fundamental tasks, behaviors, and abilities necessary to successfully complete the academic and clinical requirements of the program and to satisfy licensure/certification requirements, if any, have been outlined and are available upon request from the academic program office. Students requesting disability accommodations must do so by filing a disability accommodation request in writing with the Disability Support Services Office.
Typical Program For Part-time Student
(Course requirements are listed in semester credit hours)
Core Courses: 40 hours
Administrative Internship: 6 hours
Non-thesis Project: 8 hours
HI 600 Analysis and Design of Health Information Systems (4)
HI 640 Introduction to Health Informatics and Health Care Delivery (4)
HI 601 Databases and Data Modeling (4)
HI 602 Clinical and Administrative Systems (4)
HI 612 Organizational Behavior and Leadership (4)
HI 615 Administrative and Clinical Decision Support Systems (4)
HI 605 Communications and Network (4)
HI 610 Health Care Information Resources Management (4)
HI 698 Master's Level Non-Thesis Research Project/Credit Course (1)*
HI 620 Security and Privacy in Health Care (4)
HI 630 Strategic Planning and Contracting for Health Information Systems (4)
HI 698 Master's Level Non-Thesis Research (1)
HI 690 Administrative Internship (8) (or)
HI 698 Master's Level Non-Thesis Research (6)
*Two(2) credit hours of HI 698 (Master's Level Non-Thesis Research) will be required for all students who plan to complete a project instead of an internship.
For further information, contact:
Health Informatics Program
School of Health Professions
Webb Building, Room 532
1675 University Boulevard
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama 35294-3361
Telephone: (205) 934-3509