Master of Science in Computer Information Systems with Health Informatics Concentration

The Master of Science (MS) in Computer Information Systems program is designed for students who wish to combine technical competence in information systems with knowledge of managerial and organizational issues. The Health Information concentration aims to expose students to modern health information technology, including heath data collection, processing and storage. The primary focus is on electronic medical data generated and stored in health care and public health organizations. Individuals graduating from this program will have a solid knowledge of health information technology and systems and electronic health records as well as a solid exposure to the latest medical technologies. Currently we are in the process of applying for accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Prerequisite Requirements

Applicants to the program are required to have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and proficiency in the following area:

MET CS 200 Fundamentals of Information Technology
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Degree Requirements 

Students are required to finish the core curriculum and either a concentration or four no concentration electives.
A minimum passing grade for a course in the graduate program is a C (2.0) but an average grade of B (3.0) must be maintained to be in good academic standing and satisfy the degree requirements.

Core Curriculum (Five required courses/20 credits)

Core course waivers for undergraduate & work related experience. Students who have completed courses as part of their undergraduate degree program or have work related experience on core curriculum subjects may request permission from the Department to replace the corresponding core courses with graduate level computer science electives. If a waiver is granted, it is recommended that each replacement course be in the same technical area.

Health Informatics Concentration (Five courses/20 credits)

Required courses:
MET CS 570 Biomedical Sciences and Health IT
MET CS 580 Health Informatics
MET CS 581 Electronic Health Records
MET CS 695 Enterprise Information Security
MET CS 781 Advanced Health Informatics


MET HC 754 Ethical Issues in Medicine and Public Health Communication
MET AD 711 Leadership and Strategy
MET LD 630 Leadership: Historic and Social Perspectives
MET AD 632 Financial Concepts
MET AD 642 Project Management
MET CS 503 Windows .NET Application Programming with C#
MET CS 504 Green Information Technology
MET CS 532 Computer Graphics
MET CS 544 Foundations of Analytics
MET CS 555 Data Analysis and Visualization
MET CS 561 Financial Informatics
MET CS 565 Advanced Java Programming
MET CS 599 Biometrics
MET CS 632 IT Project Management
MET CS 633 Distributed Software Development and Management
MET CS 634 Agile Software Development
MET CS 635 Network Design and Implementation
MET CS 651 Web Development with .NET
MET CS 664 Artificial Intelligence
MET CS 665 Software Design and Patterns
MET CS 667 Enterprise Java
MET CS 674 Database Security
MET CS 684 IT Security Policies and Procedures
MET CS 685 Network Design and Management
MET CS 688 Web Analytics and Mining
MET CS 689 Designing and Implementing a Data Warehouse
MET CS 690 Network Security
MET CS 693 Digital Forensics and Investigations
MET CS 694 Mobile Forensics
MET CS 699 Data Mining and Business Intelligence
MET CS 701 Rich Internet Application Development
MET CS 703 Network Forensics
MET CS 713 Advanced Digital Forensics
MET CS 773 Software Quality Management
MET CS 775 Advanced Networking
MET CS 779 Advanced Database Management
MET CS 783 Enterprise Architecture
MET CS 789 Cryptography
MET CS 799 Advanced Cryptography