Q: How many credit hours per semester will I be enrolled in?
A: Students are enrolled in six hours per semester.
Q: How long will it take me to earn my health informatics degree?
A: Students can earn their degree in as few as two years.
Q: What is the tuition?
A: Click here to see an overview of tuition and fees.
Q: What are my options in terms of financial aid?
A: Click here for important information about financial aid options and eligibility.
Q: Why is the Carl H. Lindner College of Business involved in delivering a health informatics program?
A: The partnership with the Lindner College of Business helps the online Master of Science in Health Informatics provide a more balanced education, with a special emphasis on business intelligence and data analytics that many other programs do not offer.
Q: What guidelines were used in designing the curriculum?
A: The curriculum was built around core competencies in health informatics, as identified by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
Q: What makes health informatics such a promising career field?
A: Legislation, such as the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, has created a significant demand for extensively trained, well-rounded individuals in the field.
Q: Can the online Master of Science in Health Informatics really help prepare me to earn my Project Management Professional (PMP) credential?
A: Yes. The Project and Program Management course provides the foundational knowledge for the PMP credential. The additional requirements can be found here.
Q: Will my diploma indicate that I earned my degree online?
A: No. Upon completion of the program, you will receive a Master of Science in Health Informatics. There will be no distinction on the diploma indicating whether you earned your degree on campus or online.
Q: Who can I contact with further questions about admission or enrollment?
A: Contact your enrollment advisor at 1-877-251-0195. He or she will be happy to assist you with questions you might have.
Q: Is orientation required?
A: Yes. Orientation is required for all students coming into the program. UC alumni will also be required to complete this online orientation.
Q: Is there opportunity in Healthcare Data Analytics and Business Intelligence?
A: Yes. Please read this news article published in 2013 to understand why: http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/clinical-data-analytics-get-red-hot