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Carol J. Ratcliffe, Interim Chair, Professor
Lakesha Kinnerson, Assistant Professor
David Robbins, Assistant Professor; Director, Health Informatics and Analytics
Graduate Programs and Requirements
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.
- Possess a baccalaureate degree in any field from a regionally accredited college or university.
- Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.
- GRE minimum scores: Verbal, 153; Quantitative, 144; Analytical, 4.0. MAT minimum score: 402.
- Five years of work experience in a relevant field can substitute for GRE/MAT with department chair approval.
- Achieve a B or higher in all major courses.
- Have completed undergraduate level statistics from a regionally accredited college or university with grade of B or higher.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
CoursesHealth Informatics & Information Management