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MS in Health Informatics

Application for the Master of Science in Health Informatics

 

Please contact the MSHI Program Director, Dr. Abby Kazley, 843-792-0012 or swansoaj@musc.edu, for questions related to the program. 

Description

The Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI) program at the Medical University of South Carolina is designed to ensure graduates are prepared to select, implement, use, and evaluate health care information systems such as electronic health records (EHRs), data management, and analytic systems.

The program is primarily for working health care professionals who desire to specialize in the field of health care information systems, data management and analytic systems.

Requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. A GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is necessary to be competitive. Previous graduate work should reflect a GPA of 3.0 or above.
    • If the applicant does not have a combined GPA of 3.0 from all post-secondary schools, a competitive score on the GRE or the GMAT is required. A GRE score of 1000 (verbal + quantitative) or a GRE score of 301 on the current GRE, and 4 or higher on the analytical section; or GMAT score of 500 suggests a student's ability to be successful in the program.
  • Three reference forms from individuals who can comment on your professional background, academic capabilities, and motivation. (Applicants provide the email address of three individuals on the application, and the recommendation form is electronically sent to those individuals to complete.)
  • Applicants should have working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, and databases.

Eligibility for admission is based on the GPA, the GRE or GMAT, the personal statement, work experience, interviews, resume, and references. One or more years of healthcare or IT work experience is preferred but not essential.

Qualified candidates may be interviewed by the Admissions Committee and/or program director; the interviews will be held in person or via distance.

International Applicants

International applicants are not considered without a permanent resident visa.

Distance Education Information

MUSC has been approved by South Carolina to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. Currently, MUSC accepts applications to the Master of Science in Health Informatics from students who live in all states.

To learn more please see the Office of Institutional Effectiveness' State Authorization page.

Application Process

In addition to the application itself, the applicant must complete supplemental reference materials specific to this program. These forms are available in PDF format within the application and are also sent through email once an application is submitted.Applicants are required to submit official transcripts from each post-secondary school attended, and all materials must be received by the application deadline.
 

Application Deadlines

Start Term Application Type Available Deadline
Fall 2019 Regular July 1, 2018 Rolling
Fall 2020 Regular July 1, 2019 Rolling