Program Structure

DNA strand
The master’s degree in Health Information Science (MHIS) involves both courses and a thesis or major research project and will ideally be completed in six terms. The proposed degree program can be completed in one of two ways.

MHIS options and requirements

  1. Course-based option
    - 4 required courses
    - 3 elective courses
    - Major Research Project

  2. Thesis option
    - 5 required courses
    - Thesis proposal, dissertation and defense
MHIS – Normal Progression

Semester Course-based option Thesis option
1 (Fall Year 1) 3 Required courses Same
2 (Winter Year 1) 1 Required course;
1 Required course;
*can take additional required Methods course, if available
3 (Summer Year 1) Research Project prep
Thesis proposal
4 (Fall Year 2) Remaining Elective(s)
Major Research Project
1 Required second methods course (*if not taken previously);
5 (Winter Year 2) 6 (Summer Year 2) Major Research Project
Remaining Elective(s)
Thesis write-up and oral defense
TOTALS 4 Required & 3 Elective courses;
Major Research Project
5 Required courses

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