Master of Science in Applied Health Sciences Informatics Curriculum-Campus Program

Master of Science in Applied Health Sciences Informatics Curriculum-Campus  Program

DHSI Programs Master in Applied Health Science
Informatics-Campus Based
Completed in 12 months
Total Quarter Credits 60 quarter credits
Core Courses 30 quarter credits
Selectives + Electives 18 quarter credits
Fellows seminar 1 credit each quarter (total 4 credits)
Grand Rounds 1 credit each quarter (total 4 credits)
Practicum Optional
Capstone 8 credits
Thesis project N/A



Date for withdrawal from a masters or certificate program with full refund is September 14, 2018, based on two weeks from start of classes.

Quarter 1 September 4 – October 26, 2018
Drop date – September 14, 2018
Quarter 2 October 29 – December 21, 2018
Drop date – November 11, 2018
Quarter 3 January 22 – March 15, 2019
Drop date – February 1, 2019
Quarter 4 March 25 – May 17, 2019
Drop date – April 5, 2019
Summer July 1– August 23, 2019
Drop date – July 14, 2019



All programs follow the School of Medicine's standard for minimum grade requirements as outlined in the "Grading Policy" below, and include core, selective and elective coursework, a weekly seminar, weekly Grand Rounds, and a capstone (or thesis) project.


  • At most, two courses with grades less than B– may be counted towards the coursework requirements. No course with grades less than C- may be counted. The overall grade point average of the courses counted towards the coursework requirements must be a 3.00 or higher (B average). At most, two independent study courses can be counted towards the course requirements.
  • Other than independent study courses, no courses with grades of S or Pass/Fail can be counted towards the coursework requirement. Courses with grades of S or Pass/Fail will not be included in the grade point average calculation.
  • A grade of D or F will result in probation; a second D or F would be cause for being dropped from the program.
  • Probation: Upon being placed on probation the student will receive an email and official letter from the Program Director. An ad hoc subcommittee, comprising at least three members of the Executive Committee (of the Director’s choosing) will be assembled, and a formal meeting with the student scheduled. During the meeting the student will have the opportunity to review the grade with the committee, and to develop consensus on a plan to monitor future progress in the program, including a time line for meeting the program’s expectations. The notification and committee proceedings will become part of the student's permanent record, as will documentation of the students’ ongoing progress. On review of the fellows’ academic progress, the committee will recommend the students continuance or dismissal from the Program.



Courses divide into Core and Electives. This website is a listing of all DHSI approved program courses, selected from the schools below. A link to each school's search URL is provided here for students to find more information on any specific course, if needed. In addition, courses, along with availability and specifics, can also be found at via the SIS general search engine (except courses in the School of Medicine). Note that some course links provided on this website will take you to one of the search pages to allow students to search by course number and some are linked directly to the course and its information. Also note that each school has a 3 digit abbreviation and a 2 digit school code as part of their course number.

All courses listed on this website are 3 credits, unless otherwise stated.

Semester-long courses are denoted as “Q1+Q2” or “Q3+Q4.”

Remember to check for prerequisites and most non-SOM courses require professor approval via email.

While SPH and other Schools' grades are posted on SIS, SOM grades are not.


The most recent catalog for SOM is this 2012-2013 pdf; it is most useful for information on biomedical courses. The MS for Information Systems at the Carey School of Business lists courses in that program (use SIS for details on specific courses). The Department of Computer Science at WSE provides a pdf of the official catalog. A full listing of WSE Computer Science courses can be found at and WSE offers courses for its Entrepreneurship & Management minor (and masters).

  • An SPH 3-credit 2-quarter course "counts" as 6 credits for the HSI program
  • A Homewood (or other semester-based programs) 3-credit semester course "counts" as 4.5 credits for the HSI program (or 2.25 per quarter). A 2-credit semester course "counts" as 3 quarter credits.

An * (asterisk) on the quarter number (e.g. Q1*) indicates that the course is offered online only that quarter; otherwise, the course is offered in class only.

The following core courses (30 credits) are to be taken by all students.

New courses offered on campus only in 2019 will go online for 2019-2020 Academic year:



Applied MS online students should complete the following on-line course. Biomedical Responsible Conduct of Research, Basic Course, provided by CITI This is a graduation requirement.


Weekly combined seminar and Grand Rounds during term. 1 credit per quarter provided students attend both seminar and Grand Rounds. Students not matriculated in our formal degree or certificate programs must seek the instructor's permission. Grand Rounds is open to all for those not seeking course credit for attending. Details on speakers and remote access to the lecture may be found here on the Grand Rounds page.


The purpose of the Capstone is to provide students an opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to translate competencies established in classes and in prior experience into a real-world setting
  • Enlarge their portfolio of significant, completed documents or projects

The Capstone Project will generally last at least 2 quarters. Students will join an active work group, supervised directly or indirectly by the practicum preceptor. The student will be responsible for spending about 20% of his/her time at the Capstone site, with the specific timing to be negotiated with the practicum preceptor. Attendance may include attending project and staff meetings, as well as front-line activity, such as working with clients.

The final report shall document attendance, how (or whether) the learning objectives were met, and shall include the report generated for the preceptor. A presentation will be made of the final report at a Capstone Presentation Seminar, with students, faculty, and capstone preceptors in attendance.

  • ELECTIVES-Management
  1. Budgeting
  2. Organization/Strategic Issues
  3. Project Management
  • ELECTIVES-Informatics


  • ELECTIVES-Computer Science
  • ELECTIVES-Non-Clinical Informatics
  • ELECTIVES-Research Design and Evaluation