The Master of Science in Applied Health Informatics is a 15 month, 52 credit degree program offered as a full-time course of study at the Stony Brook Southampton campus. Students enroll in two traditional 15 week fall and spring semesters and four 6-7 week summer sessions. Students are expected to complete the degree program within 15 months.
The MS/AHI program was developed with input from regional CIOs, health IT hiring managers, and national experts to bridge the gap between academia and real-time workforce skills and competencies required in today's healthcare industry. This collaboration resulted in a curriculum that provides broad knowledge and skills of health IT and in-depth study in one specialty field in health IT.
Students complete 480 hours of practicum experience at large healthcare centers, community-based healthcare organizations, or with vendors in the region. The practicum provides students with on-the-job-training to build their resumes with work experience. The graduate program was designed to appeal to clinically prepared health care graduates, computer science graduates and non-clinical health-related graduates.