About the Program
The Master’s of Science in Health Informatics & Data Science (HIDS) program focuses on technologies and concepts on how to leverage data science, big data, artificial intelligence, and machine learning applications to improve healthcare, especially in the fields of precision medicine, population health management, and value-based care.
HIDS courses align with American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA’s) core competencies for professionals in Health Informatics. They focus on human factors engineering and usability, imaging informatics, EHR data mining, and digital health applications. The mandatory Capstone Project is an integrative experience in which students intern in an organizations and use the culmination of skills acquired through the program to analyze a real-world problem with their mentor.
- Understand new & emerging technologies applied in healthcare
- Gain real world project experience in the classroom & through capstone projects with industry and government agencies
- Practice scientific inquiry, problem solving and decision-making to improve human health
- Apply methods and skills learned in class to integrate, mine, analyze and visualize data to improve patient outcomes and reduce healthcare costs
For general graduate admissions requirements, visit the Office of Graduate Admission’s Application Information page. Review the program’s website for additional information on program application requirements.
Application Materials required:
- Application Form
- Non-refundable Application Fee
- Academic Statement of Purpose
- Optional: Statement on Diversity, Personal Background & Contributions
- Letters of Recommendation (2)
- Transcripts – Applicants are required to upload to the application system copies of official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended. Visit the Office of Graduate Admission’s Application Information page for additional details and FAQs.
- Program Supplemental Materials – Documentation of Programming Experience (if applicable)
- GRE Scores (not required)
- TOEFL/IELTS (if applicable)
- TOEFL = 80 minimum
- IELTS = 7.0 minimum
- Fall: May 15 Priority Deadline; July 1 Final Deadline
International applicants are encouraged to apply by the May 15 priority deadline to allow sufficient time to apply for a U.S. visa.
For international students, the visa application process can take weeks or months and varies based on your country of origin. To help ensure that students receive their visas in time for registration, the program suggests that applications to the program should be completed by May 15 priority deadline. In the event that visas are not received in time, students may defer their admissions and delay their arrival to the following fall term with no additional charge.Back to Top
The M.S. in Health Informatics and Data Science is a 30-credit program that can be completed on a full-time basis in 12-months or on a part-time basis in up to 3 years. See our Curriculum for more details.
All students are required to complete a mandatory Capstone Project in the final Summer semester of the degree program. The Capstone program is the culmination of the student’s coursework and experience at Georgetown University. Students will work with a host organization from industry or a government agency and an academic mentor to critically analyze a real world problem, design, conceptualize and implement a solution that applies the knowledge and skills acquired during this unique Master’s program.
Students are also required to maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average for all coursework.
For more information, please visit our program website.Back to Top