Health Care Informatics MS, Professional Science Master's

College : Health and Public Affairs Degree :MS
Department : Health Management and Informatics Option : Nonthesis
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The Department of Health Management and Informatics offers a Professional Science Master's Program in Health Care Informatics, a program designed to meet the growing demand for highly trained health care informatics professionals.


The Professional Science Master's Program in Health Care Informatics will be awarded upon completion of 38 credits of prescribed graduate study. Courses are offered all online as a cohort program. All students must take the courses in the prescribed sequence, and during the last semester in the program students complete an internship and Capstone course.
Total Credit Hours Required:
38 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree


There are no prerequisites required for the program. However, students without the necessary professional or educational experience are required to take three foundational courses in health services administration, health information management, and medical terminology. These can be completed while enrolled in the MS - HCI program. 

Foundational courses

  • HIM 6007 Survey of Health Information Management (1 credit hour)
  • HIM 6267 Foundation of Health Services Administration (1 credit hour)
  • HIM 6477 Medical Terminology for Informatics Professionals (1 credit hour)

Required Courses—38 Credit Hours

  • HIM 5118C Health Care Informatics and Information Technology (4 credit hours)
  • HIM 6119C Biostatistics and Decision Analysis (4 credit hours)
  • HIM 6121C Privacy and Security in Health Care Informatics (4 credit hours)
  • HIM 6122C System Analysis and Design (4 credit hours)
  • HIM 6123C Project Management in Health Care Informatics (4 credit hours)
  • HIM 6124C Health Care Data Architecture and Modeling (4 credit hours)
  • HIM 6125 Health Care Informatics Capstone (3 credit hours)
  • HIM 6217C Health Care Database Management (4 credit hours)
  • HIM 6464C Epidemiology, Analytics and Quality Management (4 credit hours)
  • HIM 6947 Health Care Informatics Internship (3 credit hours)

Cost Per Credit Hour

For the Health Care Informatics MS program, the cost per credit hour is $772.69.*

*Fee is subject to change

Application Requirements

For information on general UCF graduate admissions requirements that apply to all prospective students, please visit the Admissions section of the Graduate Catalog. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.

In addition to the general UCF graduate admission requirements, applicants to this program must provide:

  • One official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from each college/university attended.
  • Goal statement indicating how the Health Care Informatics MS program will enhance career goals or why the applicant wants to pursue this degree (at least 1 page, doubled-spaced, 12 pt).
  • Résumé (no longer than two pages).
  • Applicants applying to this program who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation and TOEFL scores. Credential evaluations are accepted from World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. only.

Admission to the program is competitive, based on evaluation of the applicant’s abilities, past academic performance, work experience, and the match of the program with career goals. The Professional Science Master's Program in Health Care Informatics accepts the most qualified students. Not all students who apply may be accepted, even if minimum requirements are met.  Furthermore, personal phone interviews may be used as part of the evaluation process.

A criminal background check is required to begin the internship in the program and may preclude you from getting an internship. 

Application Deadlines

Health Care Informatics MS, Professional Science Master's *Fall Priority Fall Spring Summer
Domestic Applicants Jan 15Jul 15Dec 1


International Applicants Jan 15Jan 15Jul 1


International Transfer Applicants Jan 15Mar 1Sep 1


*Applicants who plan to enroll full time in a degree program and who wish to be considered for university fellowships or assistantships should apply by the Fall Priority date.


Graduate students may receive financial assistance through fellowships, assistantships, tuition support, or loans. For more information, see the College of Graduate Studies Funding website, which describes the types of financial assistance available at UCF and provides general guidance in planning your graduate finances. The Financial Information section of the Graduate Catalog is another key resource.


Fellowships are awarded based on academic merit to highly qualified students. They are paid to students through the Office of Student Financial Assistance, based on instructions provided by the College of Graduate Studies. Fellowships are given to support a student’s graduate study and do not have a work obligation. For more information, see UCF Graduate Fellowships, which includes descriptions of university fellowships and what you should do to be considered for a fellowship. 

The program offers scholarships to HCI students sporadically. The scholarship will not pay the total cost of tuition. However, there are University-wide scholarships offered to eligible students who qualify. These are found on the UCF Financial Aid Website at