Apr 17, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Health Informatics and Information Management, MS

Program Coordinator: Robert Campbell (4340-M Health Sciences Building; 252-744-0264; campbellr@ecu.edu)

Health informatics is defined by the US National Library of Medicine as “the interdisciplinary study of the design, development, adoption, and application of IT-based innovations in healthcare services delivery, management, and planning.” ECU’s Health Informatics and Information Management, MS is an intensive, fast-paced program for anyone interested in working in the field of health care with an interest in technology. The program offers a unique and comprehensive curriculum that prepares students to take on leadership and technology roles in the design, development and management of enterprise level health information systems. Being at the crossroads of information technology and health care, students will position themselves to be a part of the digital revolution transforming the health care industry.

ECU’s program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM).

The Health Services and Information Management, MS requires coursework and a 3 s.h. internship/capstone. Students without health care related professional work experience will be required to take COHE 6000 . It can be taken concurrently while in the master’s degree program.

The degree requires a minimum of 39 s.h. as follows: 

Admission requirements:

Application for admission to the master of science program in health informatics and information management must be initiated through the Graduate School. (See Admission and Readmission .) The department requires that the applicant meet the following minimum admission requirements: a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

 At the time of application, the applicant must submit three letters of reference, a resume, and a completed statement of purpose as specified in the Graduate School application. 

Nonnative speakers must submit an acceptable score on one of the language tests approved by the Graduate School or evidence of at least 1 year of college/university study in the United States.

Applicants must present evidence of an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution and completion of the following prerequisite course within the last 5 years: statistics (3 s.h. minimum).

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Comprehensive Assessment Requirement

All ECU graduate programs require students to successfully complete a comprehensive assessment. The assessment for this program is a comprehensive examination.