Degree Requirements

School-Wide Core Requirements (15 semester hours)

  • BSTT 400- Biostatistics I (4 semester hours)
  • EPID 403 – Introduction to Epidemiology: Principles and Methods (3 semester hours)
  • IPHS 520 – Foundations of Public Health (3 semester hours)
  • IPHS 598 – Research in the Public Health Sciences – MS (5 semester hours)

Public Health Informatics Concentration Core (11 semester hours)

  • BSTT 401 – Biostatistics II (4 semester hours)
  • HPA 465 – Health Information and Decision Support Systems (4 semester hours)
  • HPA 481 – Development of PH Surveillance Information Systems (3 semester hours)

Public Health Informatics Selectives (at least 16 semester hours)

  • HPA 436 – GIS for Environmental and PH Professionals (4 semester hours)
  • HPA 480 – Health Related Database Design and Analysis (4 semester hours)
  • HPA 483 – Management of Communication Systems for Public Health Informatics Applications (4 semester hours)
  • HPA 485 – Legal and Ethical Issues in Public Health Informatics (3 semester hours)
  • HPA 486 – Survey of Public Health Information Systems (4 semester hours)
  • HPA 488 – Public Health Information Systems Evaluation and Project Management (3 semester hours)
  • HPA 563 – Web-based Public Health Information Systems (4 semester hours)
  • HPA 564 – GIS Application in Public Health (3 semester hours)
  • HPA 565- Datamining Applications in Public Health (3 semester hours)

Electives (3 semester hours)

Students choose at least one course from the following list that supplements the profile of competencies they seek to establish or supplements deficiencies in their background. The remaining hours are selected from the overall Public Health Informatics curriculum.

  • BHIS 509 – Informatics for Clinical Investigators (3 semester hours)
  • BHIS 527 – Knowledge Management in Healthcare Organizations (3 semester hours)
  • BHIS 528 – Consumer Health Informatics in Public Health (3 semester hours)
  • HPA 444 – Strategic Planning and Budgeting Applications (3 semester hours)
  • HPA 445 – Organizational Leadership (3 semester hours)
  • HPA 486 – Survey of PH Information Systems (4 semester hours)