- College of Community Innovation and Education
- Health Mgmt & Informatics
The Department of Health Management and Informatics offers a Professional Science Master’s Program in Health Care Informatics, a program designed to meet the growing demand for highly trained health care informatics professionals.
The Health Care Informatics program is unique in that it focuses on providing students with a thorough grounding in the clinical, management and business aspects of the health informatics field. Credits must be taken in health care database management, systems analysis and design, privacy and security and other courses in the curriculum. Students are required to complete an internship during the last semester in the program.
The program is offered online in a distance-learning cohort format to offer access and convenience to working professionals. Applications and admissions are accepted twice per year for fall and spring terms only. Students with professional experience in health care, new graduates from bachelor’s programs in health services and students seeking career changes to the health care industry are all encouraged to apply.
The Health Care Informatics program is entirely online. This program charges an enhanced tuition rate. Please visit Continuing Education for more information on tuition costs.
For state employees (including UCF employees), the tuition waiver will not cover courses in the HCI program.
The successful completion of the MS – HCI degree does NOT qualify graduates to sit for the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) or the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) certifications.
However, graduates WITH EXPERIENCE are eligible to sit for the Certified Health Data Analyst (CHDA) certification after the successful completion of your MS-HCI degree.
Please note: Health Care Informatics Professional Science Master’s (MS) may be completed fully online, although not all elective options or program prerequisites may be offered online. Newly admitted students choosing to complete this program exclusively via UCF online classes may enroll with a reduction in campus-based fees.
International students (F or J visa) are required to enroll in a full-time course load of 9 credit hours during the fall and spring semesters. Only 3 of the 9 credit hours may be taken in a completely online format. For a detailed listing of enrollment requirements for international students, please visit http://global.ucf.edu/. If you have questions, please consult UCF Global at 407-823-2337.
UCF is not authorized to provide online courses or instruction to students in some states. Refer to State Restrictions for current information.
Tuition and Fees
$772.69 per credit hour
The approximate tuition cost for one year in this program at UCF based on a full time schedule (30 credit hours per year)