Stony Brook Southampton Master of Science in Applied Health Informatics

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Master of Science in Applied Health Informatics



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Admission requirements
The MS/AHI Program accepts applicants for admission each summer. Requirements are:

• A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
• A cumulative 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.

Note: GRE scores are not required for admission. For applicants with anoverall GPA of less than 3.0 but substantive course work (minimum o f14 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 course work. 

Master of Science in Applied Health Informatics
Stony Brook University, ranked 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 onthe beautiful East End of Long Island. This is a full-time 52-credit degree program. 

The adoption of electronic health records has created an unprecedenteddemand for high-quality health informatics professionals. Providers are focused on using technology to enhance the patient experience, increase quality and patient safety, improvepopulation health, and reduce the cost of health services.

The master’s 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, businessanalyst, 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.

Why choose MS/AHI at Stony Brook Southampton?
• 15-month degree program
• No GRE required for admission
16 credits of hands-on experience working for regional hospitals, health IT vendors, or community-based health care organizations
Specializations in clinical informatics, data analytics
Faculty with a high level of professional experience and expertise in informatics
• Low SUNY tuition—less than $28,000
• Entry-level salaries range from $60,000–$80,000

The MS/AHI curriculum
Fosters critical thinking, evidence-based practice, leadership, and professionalism with an emphasis on the development of professional knowledge, skills, and competenciesthat 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 healthinformatics with the primary purpose of responding to the high-demand workforce needs
Includes a 16-credit internship that provides the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of the curriculum and build skills and competencies

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