Master of Science in Professional Science [Health Care Informatics]

Program Coordinator: Brian P. Hinote, Ph.D.
Andrew L. Todd Hall, 325
Graduate Analyst: Anita Hermes

Healthcare Informatics plays an important role in all aspects of health care delivery in today's industry. This discipline combines computer science, information science, and the healthcare sciences in order to manage and communicate data, information, and knowledge in the healthcare environment. The Healthcare Informatics concentration is aimed at healthcare professionals who have strong computer skills and an interest in technology integration within the healthcare environment. Graduates of this concentration will fill the growing need for healthcare leaders with training in the application and design of information technology to health care to continue to improve patient care delivery.

Middle Tennessee State University, in conjunction with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, is offering the Master of Science in Professional Science degree program. The MS-PS is a new type of two-year degree in the sciences and mathematics that equips people for work in public and private business enterprises (or corporate America) and in academia. The goal for this degree is to enhance the interface between science and business by providing strong degrees which emphasize expertise in both of these areas.

The Masters of Science in Professional Science combines the business management skills commonly found in the traditional MBA type program with advanced learning in specific science fields. The Professional Science Masters (as it is commonly called) includes a business core with specific concentrations in the areas of actuarial sciences, biotechnology, biostatistics, engineering management, geosciences and health care informatics.

Admission Requirements:

To be admitted to the Master of Science in Professional Science [Health Care Informatics] program, a student must submit the following to the College of Graduate Studies:

  • Online application and appropriate application fee
  • Official transcript of all colleges, universities (including business and technical schools). If the transcripts are issued from an international (non-US) institution, a course-by course analysis is required. Original non-US transcripts should be submitted directly to the evaluation service. (Click here for more information on non-US transcripts.)
  • Three letters of recommendation


Submit Application Materials to:

College of Graduate Studies
MTSU Box 42
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Test Codes for Middle Tennessee State University:
INFS - 6ZR-KJ-37
MBA (Full-time) - 6ZR-KJ-25
MBA (Part-time) - 6ZR-KJ-52
GRE 1466
MAT 1751
Praxis 1466
TOEFL 1466