Twin Cities Campus
Health Informatics Minor
Health Informatics, AHC Inst
Link to a list of faculty for this program.
Physical Address: 505 Essex St. SE, 330 Diehl Hall, Minneapolis, MN 55455 Mailing Address: MMC 912, 420 Delaware St. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Health informatics is an interdisciplinary field of scholarship that applies computer, information, and cognitive sciences to promote the effective and efficient use and analysis of information, ultimately improving the health, well-being, and economic functioning of society. The minor provides an opportunity for the student to supplement their primary training with additional knowledge and skills in health informatics.
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.00.
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
Applicants are required to have taken 6 semester credits or 9 quarter credits in medical, life, or biological sciences from a recognized institution of higher learning. This a broadly defined requirement and most courses with a health or biology emphasis will be accepted including biostatistics, health services research, and public health, as well as the more traditional biology or life science courses.
Special Application Requirements:
Applicants must be earning a graduate-level degree from the University of Minnesota.
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Use of 4xxx courses toward program requirements is permitted under certain conditions with adviser approval.
Master's students must take the introductory sequence in health informatics (HINF 5430 and HINF 5431). Ph.D. students must take a total of 12 credits in health informatics including the introductory sequence and at least 6 additional credits including one 8xxx course.