University of Texas Health Science Center At Houston

School of Biomedical Informatics

Master of Science in Applied Health Informatics (online degree)



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Applied Health Informatics

Format: Online

Program Description:

The Master of Science in Applied Health Informatics creates an educated workforce with the knowledge and skills to assess, implement, maintain and evaluate Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and computerized health information systems. The program requires 36 semester credit-hours (12 courses). Each course consists of didactic and laboratory coursework with the exception of the capstone project. The courses investigate a broad selection of areas such as the modern American healthcare system, healthcare legislation, primary care facilities, health information security protocols, project management and change management. The program culminates a capstone project that summarizes the skills that are learned from the previous courses and allows students to apply them in a practical, real-world setting. These courses are available only online. If there is sufficient demand, the courses will be offered more frequently. This program is available to both full-time and part-time students. The Master of Science in Applied Health Informatics coursework is, in general, not transferable to the Master of Science in Health Informatics or the Doctor of Philosophy in Health Informatics. A subset of select courses (HIT 5303, HIT 5323, HIT 5324, HIT 5325) maybe transferable upon the approval of the student's advising committee.


The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston is accredited to award undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and professional degrees by: The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools 1866 Southern Lane Decatur, Georgia, 30033 Phone: 404-679-4501

International Student Requirements:

All students with international college transcripts must submit a "course by course" evaluation report by an independent organization such as Educational Credential Evaluators or World Education Services prior to admission to the school. Test score of English as a foreign language TOEFL. A minimum paper-based test of 550, a minimum computer-based test of 213, and an internet-based score of writing 26, speaking 23, reading 21, listening 17, and total of 87.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 36

Classification: Specialized Institution—Medical school or medical center

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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