Health Informatics

Curriculum Overview and Program Specializations

The Master's in Health Informatics requires the successful completion of 12 courses. Students must complete five core courses and seven additional courses corresponding to a chosen area of specialization. Specializations allow students to tailor their studies to specific career goals. Current students should refer to curriculum requirements in place at time of entry into the program.

About the Final Project

The final project combines research with hands-on experience and provides an opportunity for students to take advantage of the resources of Northwestern University and the Feinberg School of Medicine. Students may pursue their capstone experience independently or as part of a team. As their final course, students take either the individual research project in an independent study format or the classroom final project class in which students integrate the knowledge they have gained in the core curriculum in a project presented by the instructor. In both cases students are guided by faculty in exploring the body of knowledge on medical informatics while contributing research of practical value to the field. The capstone independent project and capstone class project count as one unit of credit.