M.S. degree program in health informatics
HEGIS code 0799
NYS SED program code 86190

The master of science health informatics program focuses on the use of technology in a wide range of health care and medical services.

Program Heads

Office Hours
Whitlock, Paula Professor 718.951.5000 x2069 1212 Ingersoll Hall whitlock @ sci.brooklyn.cuny.edu call/email for appointment


Admission Requirements

Department Computer and Information Science
Fall Application Deadline June 1st
Spring Application Deadline November 1st - rolling admission
Supporting Documents for Matriculation:
Submit the following documents to the Office of Graduate Admissions: transcripts from all colleges/universities attended (applicants who earned a bachelor's degree outside the United States need to submit a 'Course by Course International Transcript Evaluation.' http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/admissions/graduate/apply/documents.php), two letters of recommendation. Refer to instructions at http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/admissions/graduate/apply.php .
TOEFL (paper, computer, internet) 525, 195, 70


Matriculation requirements
Applicants must offer at least 18 credits in undergraduate or graduate courses in health and nutrition sciences and/or health-related fields.

General matriculation and admission requirements of the Division of Graduate Studies are in the section "Admission."
Degree requirements
Thirty to 52 credits are required for the degree.

Students must complete courses in Group I and Group II.

Group I: All of the following: Computer and Information Science 6001X, 6002X, 6005X, 6006X; and Mathematics 6652X.

Students with some background in computer and information science and statistics (either academic or professional) may apply to the Department of Computer and Information Science for waivers of specific courses. Normally, students with a strong undergraduate background in computer and information science will be exempt from all courses in Group I. Students exempt from Group I courses will not be required to take other courses to make up any specific number of credits.

Group II: All of the following:

1. One course chosen from Computer and Information Science 713X, 7200X, 7540X, 7354X, and 7522X;
2. Two courses chosen from Computer and Information Science 710X, 7510X, and 7500X;
3. One additional Computer and Information Science course numbered 7000 or above;
4. Health and Nutrition Sciences 7120X, 7145X, and 7930X;
5. One additional Health and Nutrition Sciences course numbered 7000 or above;
6. Computer and Information Science 7450X or Health and Nutrition Sciences 7161X.
7. Students must also complete one of the following:

a) Computer and Information Science 7990G and 7992G and a thesis acceptable to the Department of Computer and Information Science; or
b) Health and Nutrition Sciences 7999X and a thesis or project acceptable to the Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences; or
c) Pass a written comprehensive examination.