Applied Health Informatics (M.S.)

The value of health informatics as an academic discipline has been reinforced in recent years as healthcare providers are coming under increasing pressure to control costs, while at the same time seeing new opportunities for treatment and drug therapies arising from the application of genomics, bioengineering, and artificial intelligence. 

Fordham University’s applied health informatics program is designed to provide students with a sound theoretical base in health informatics, together with practical insight and experience that will equip them for a professional career in the field. The curriculum is supported by high quality materials, including lecture presentations, course textbooks, comprehensive syllabi, and access to open source software for hands-on coursework and practical experience. These materials have been developed by respected academics as well as informatics professionals who are experienced practitioners.

Admission to the Master of Science in Health Informatics will be highly selective, consistent with Fordham’s other M.S. programs. Requirements include superior performance in attaining the bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Successful candidates must demonstrate strong writing and numeracy skills with the ability to effectively communicate concepts and ideas subtly and succinctly. Strong standardized test (GMAT, GRE, TOEFL/IBT [when applicable]) scores are required (GMAT/GRE not required for the advanced certificate) as are convincing recommendations. The committee will also consider the nature and extent of previous work with preference given to those possessing a minimum of two or more years of professional experience.

The core requirements of the Master of Science in Applied Health Informatics are designed to ensure that every graduate will have a grasp of the most important elements of health informatics and gain applied, hands-on experience through the practical exercises and assignments. Elective courses (particularly as the program grows) will allow each student to study subjects of interest in line with their existing experience and career aspirations.

Course Title Credits
HINF 6101Concepts in Health Informatics4
HINF 6103Models for Clinical Information4
HINF 6105Electronic Health Records4
Five of the following courses:20
The Business of Health Informatics
Engineering Clinical Information Systems
Healthcare Integration
Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare
Analysis and Reporting in Healthcare
Special Topics in Applied Health Informatics
HINF 6497Research Project/Thesis4
or HINF 6498 Applied Project
Total Credits36