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2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Healthcare Management and Informatics, MS

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Contact Information

Phone: (470) 578-7742 

Program Description

The Master of Science in Healthcare Management and Informatics (MSHMI) is the only premier, interdisciplinary graduate degree in the State of Georgia designed to prepare the next generation of health care managers and informaticians to be visionaries, leaders, and innovators in their field. Our graduates develop the knowledge necessary to tackle the challenges facing the delivery and practice of healthcare in the 21st century.  

Health Informatics is experiencing exceptional growth, with many organizations unable to find qualified candidates who understand the healthcare industry, have expertise in informatics, and are capable leaders. MSHMI meets this need by empowering graduates with a holistic understanding of healthcare practices; technology, data analytics, and informatics skills; and a mastery of management and conflict-resolution techniques.  

The MSHMI program offers a comprehensive curriculum with built-in opportunities for professional engagement, networking, executive mentoring, and practical real-world experience. These elements combine to guarantee that our graduates have the tools to reach their full potential. Our faculty, industry partners, and executive board members are all committed to student success.  

Admission Requirements

The following are requirements beyond the general Graduate Admissions  requirements.

  • Online Application and Non-Refundable Fee  
  • Acceptable undergraduate grade-point average:  
  • Satisfactory score on the GMAT or GRE (General) test  
  • Application Letter/Brief Essay 
  • Current Resume 
  • Two Letters of Recommendation  
  • International Applicants (IELTS or TOEFL required) 

Admission Criteria for Unique Cases

Currently, there are no exceptions to the admission requirements.

Transfer Credit

MSHMI does accept transfer credit. Once a student is admitted into the program, the Program Director will review the student’s transcript, along with course descriptions. After the director reviews and if a course lines up with a course in the program, the Graduate College will make all final decisions on the acceptance of transfer credit.  

Petition to Graduate 

Each candidate must petition to graduate at least one semester prior to completion of program requirements. The candidate should contact their program to request a petition. The Petition to Graduate form can be found online at www.kennesaw.edu/education/grad/. For more information, please visit the corresponding section of Academic Policies .

Program of Study

Prerequisite/Co-Requisite Course to all Required/Elective Courses in the Program:

HMI 7510 - Healthcare Management and Informatics (HMI 7510 is required to be taken in the first semester of admission in the program with the other courses). o Admission to the Graduate Program in Healthcare Management and Informatics and/or Permission of the Director of Healthcare Management and Informatics.

Prerequisite/Co-Requisite Course to Elective and Capstone Courses in the Program:

Successful completion of at least 18 credit hours of course work in the Healthcare Management and Informatics graduate program and/or Permission of the Director of Healthcare Management and Informatics.

Program Total (36 Credit Hours)

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