May 26, 2018  
Graduate Catalog | 2017-2018 
    
Graduate Catalog | 2017-2018

Public Health and Health Informatics, MPH/M.S., Dual Degree


The Master of Public Health (MPH) and Professional Science Master’s in Health Informatics (HI PSM) dual degree program allows students to earn both a MPH  and a M.S. in Health Informatics  degree.  The dual MPH and HI PSM program (outlined below) consists of 60 credit hours of coursework, as opposed to the 75 credit hours required if pursuing these degrees separately.

Admission Requirements


Interested students must submit a separate application to each program.  Both programs’ admissions committees will review applicants to the dual program.  Applicants might be offered admission into only the individual MPH or HI PSM programs instead of the dual program.  Similarly, students admitted into the dual program may opt to matriculate into only the MPH or HI PSM program.  Students having matriculated into either the MPH or HI PSM program desiring to add the dual degree must apply and gain admission to the dual degree no later than the end of their first semester of matriculation into either program.

And complete either the thesis or project option:


Thesis Option


  • HLTH 6900 - Research and Thesis in Public Health (1 to 6)
  • HCIP XXXX  Restricted Elective - Data Science Concentration (3)
  • HCIP XXXX  Restricted Elective - Data Science Concentration (3)
  • HCIP XXXX  Restricted Elective - Data Science Concentration (3)

Project Option


  • HLTH 6901 - Public Health Capstone Project (1 to 3)
  • HLTH XXXX  Elective (3)
  • HCIP XXXX  Restricted Elective - Data Science Concentration (3)
  • HCIP XXXX  Restricted Elective - Data Science Concentration (3)
  • HCIP XXXX  Restricted Elective - Data Science Concentration (3)

Note:


Under the MPH and HI PSM dual degree option, students must take a minimum of 9 HCIP courses (27 credit hours) and 11 HLTH courses (33 credit hours).  Additionally, the Graduate School considers any deviation from the approved plan of study as requiring a Special Request approval.