Overview

With the large amount of information available to patients, health care practitioners and researchers, it can be difficult to locate the information needed for making a decision or solving a problem. With the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) Coordinated MS Health Care Informatics/Master of Library and Information Science Program, you will learn how to search, sort and apply information in an efficient and practical way to help provide cost-effective and high-quality health care.

The Coordinated MS Health Care Informatics/Master of Library & Information Science is offered cooperatively by the UWM College of Health Sciences Health Care Informatics Program and the School of Information Studies.

You will learn to master critical functions, such as systems analysis and design, database and project management, decision support, and network design. The program will provide you with tangible competencies, including the ability to:

  1. Understand medical science and terminology at an appropriate level for managing health care information systems.
  2. Analyze administrative information systems within health care institutionals.
  3. Identify, analyze and interpret ethical and information policy issues connected with health care information systems and associated individuals.
  4. Evaluate and apply appropriate information systems, classification systems, information retrieval systems and related support literature within health care environments.
  5. Identify, retrieve, organize, store, repackage and share relevant institutional, administrative, patient, and other health care-related information.

Why choose us?

  • Our program will provide you with a wealth of knowledge pertaining to information technology, with focused attention on the skills needed to support the translation of knowledge into clinical care.
  • MS Health Care Informatics students will develop the skills to access and synthesize the large amount of scientific knowledge necessary to support clinical care.
  • Master of Library and Information Science students will be prepared for a career in health care informatics or as a clinical informationist.

Apply

To apply to the Coordinated MS Health Care Informatics/Master of Library & Information Science Program you must apply to the UWM Graduate School.

Cost

Tuition

For the most up-to-date information, visit the UWM Enrollment & Financial Services website . Be sure you are viewing the Graduate Fee Schedule for the appropriate semester.

UWM offers the following Tuition Reduction Programs for out-of-state residents:

Mandatory/Segregated Fees

These funds are earmarked for the support of certain student services. See the Mandatory/Segregated Fees document for the appropriate semester on the UWM Enrollment & Financial Services website .

Additional Course Fees

There may also be additional course fees that could include differential tuition, distance education fees, or special course fees. To see if your courses have additional fees, go to web.uwm.edu/registrar/tools/fee .

Aid

Graduate Assistantships

The Coordinated MS in HCI and MLIS Program is looking for dynamic graduate students to support in our Master’s Degree Program. There are a number of opportunities for financial assistance during your graduate work.

UWM Fellowships & Awards

UWM & CHS Scholarships

Complete the FAFSA then go to the UWM Panther Scholarship Portal . Sign in using your PAWS credentials and complete the General Application and the CHS application. You may save your work and return to the portal at a later time. Additional information can be found at uwm.edu/scholarships .

State & National Scholarships/Awards

UWM Emergency Grant

The UWM Emergency Grant is funded by several private contributions and is available to students when they have unforeseen circumstances that may negatively influence their academic success. You can be awarded up to $1,000 for non-academic expenses (e.g., car repairs, medical bills, rent, utilities, child care, food, etc.). Learn more at uwm.edu/emergencygrant .

Other Financial Support

Resources

Contact

For questions about the Coordinated MS Health Care Informatics/Master of Library & Information Science Program, please email ms-hci@uwm.edu.

Admission

Admission

To apply to the Coordinated MS Health Care Informatics/Master of Library & Information Science Program you must apply to the UWM Graduate School.

In addition to UWM Graduate School admission requirements , a GRE will be required except in cases of exceptional prior academic performance or experience.

For questions regarding admissions, please contact ms-hci@uwm.edu.

Curriculum

Curriculum

The Master of Science in Health Care Informatics (HCI) component of the Coordinated Program includes 29 credits spread over 9 content areas finishing with a thesis or project.

The Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) component of the Coordinated Program includes 27 credits of School of Information Studies courses. These include 4 core courses (12 credits) and 5 electives (15 credits), chosen to complement the other courses in the Coordinated Program and in accordance with individual student goals.


For information regarding the curriculum and for course descriptions, visit the UWM Academic Catalog .