2019-2020 Samford University Graduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 18, 2021  
2019-2020 Samford University Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Graduate Health Informatics & Information Management


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Faculty

Carol J. Ratcliffe, Interim Chair, Professor
Lakesha Kinnerson, Assistant Professor
David Robbins, Assistant Professor; Director, Health Informatics and Analytics


Graduate Programs and Requirements

Degree
Master of Science in Health Informatics and Analytics (M.S.H.I.)
          Health Informatics & Analytics (M.S.H.I.)  


The Department of Health Informatics and Information Management offers a master of science in health informatics and analytics degree.


Admission Requirements

Applicants must:

  1. Possess a baccalaureate degree in any field from a regionally accredited college or university.
  2. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.
  3. GRE minimum scores: Verbal, 153; Quantitative, 144; Analytical, 4.0. MAT minimum score: 402.
  4. Five years of work experience in a relevant field can substitute for GRE/MAT with department chair approval.
  5. Achieve a B or higher in all major courses.
  6. Have completed undergraduate level statistics from a regionally accredited college or university with grade of B or higher.
  7. Submit three letters of reference through the application system. References should be from 1) a current or previous professor, 2) a work supervisor (paid or unpaid) and 3) another professional who can provide a knowledgeable testament regarding character, ethics, responsibility, potential for success, and other attributes that predict an applicant’s favorable performance in the program.
  8. International applicants or American citizens who learned English as a second language must score at least 550 (paper), 213 (computer) or 80 (Internet) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). We cannot issue an I-20 for this program at this time.
    1. International applicants must also obtain a score of 27 or better on the iBT speaking subtest of the TOEFL or a 50 or better on the TEST of Spoken English. For more information, got to toefl.org.
  9. Submit an online video interview. A link will be provided upon submission of the application.

Exceptions to any admission requirements will be handled on an individual basis.

If accepted, a non-refundable fee of $500 is required to secure admission into the program. The fee is applied to the first semester’s tuition.

For more on the admission/application process, see the following Web site: https://www.samford.edu/publichealth/Master-of-Health-Informatics-and-Analytics.

Time-to-Degree Completion Plan

The program is designed to be completed in five semesters of full-time study or seven semesters of part-time study.


Programs

    Master

    Courses

      Health Informatics & Information Management

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