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

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The Master of Public Health (MPH) and Professional Science Master’s in Health Informatics and Analytics (HIA PSM) dual degree program allows students to earn both an MPH  and an M.S. in Health Informatics and Analytics  degree.  The MPH and HIA PSM dual degree program consists of 63 credit hours of coursework, in contrast to the 81 credit hours required if these degrees were pursued 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.

Degree Requirements

In addition to the requirements outlined below, students must complete – or be excused from, based upon prior training and/or experience – non-credit asynchronous training modules in computer vocabularies, programming systems, health vocabularies, and classification systems by the end of their first semester of matriculation into the dual degree program.

MPH Concentration Courses (18 credit hours)

Select one of the following MPH concentrations* and its associated capstone.

Internship (3 credit hours)

Students pursue a single internship relevant to both Public (population) Health and Health Informatics and Analytics.

Interprofessional Elective Course (3 credit hours)

In consultation with the MPH Graduate Program Director, students select one 3-credit master’s level course from any discipline outside the Department of Public Health Sciences.  The course taken to fulfill this requirement cannot carry a HADM, HCIP, HLTH, or HSRD prefix, or be cross-listed with a course bearing one of those prefixes.

Dual Degree Total = 63 Credit Hours

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