Master of Science in Applied Health Informatics
Why choose MS/AHI at Stony Brook Southampton?
• 15-month degree program
• No GRE required for admission
• 16 credits of hands-on experience working in regional hospitals, health IT vendors, and community-based health care organizations
• Specializations in Clinical Informatics and Data Analytics
• Faculty with a high level of professional experience and expertise in informatics
• Entry-level salaries ranging from $60,000–$80,000
Stony Brook University, ranked as one of the top 100 universities in the nation and one of the top 40 public universities by U.S. News & World Report, offers a Master of Science in Applied Health Informatics (MS/AHI) at Stony Brook Southampton, our satellite location on the beautiful East End of Long Island. This is a full-time, 52-credit degree program.
The adoption of electronic health records has created an unprecedented demand for high-quality health informatics professionals. Providers are focused on using technology to enhance the patient experience, increase quality and patient safety, improve population health, and reduce the cost of health services.
The Master of Science in Applied Health Informatics curriculum was developed with input from regional CIOs, health IT hiring managers, and national experts to bridge the gap between academia and real-time workforce skills and competencies required in today’s health care industry.
Job titles associated with this degree include application analyst, business analyst, data analyst, quality analyst, data visualization specialist, project manager, manager, director, EHR educator, health informatics specialist, coordinator, consultant, risk management specialist, patient access quality assurance manager, and provider relations manager.
The MS/AHI curriculum
• Fosters critical thinking, evidence-based practice, leadership, and professionalism with an emphasis on the development of professional knowledge, skills, and competencies that are valued and needed by health care organizations
• Uses problem-based learning, case studies, and student presentations as instructional methodologies
• Focuses on the application of health informatics with the primary purpose of responding to high-demand workforce needs
• Includes a 16-credit internship that provides the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of the curriculum and build skills and competencies
The MS/AHI program accepts applicants for admission each summer. Requirements include:
• A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
• An overall 3.0 undergraduate GPA
• Three letters of recommendation
• Essay demonstrating an in-depth understanding of and commitment to this dynamic profession
Applicants with the most competitive academic preparation are invited for a personal interview.
For applicants with an overall GPA of less than 3.0 but substantive coursework (minimum of 14 credits) that is directly applicable to the study of health informatics, applications will be evaluated by faculty and considered for conditional admission based on the GPA of this coursework.
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