FAQs about the Masters Degree

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What are the application deadlines?


There are two deadlines for applications each year, April 1 for the fall semester start date (September) and August 1 for the spring semester (January).

Can you send me more information?


All of the information is on our webpage so no additional printed information is available. If there is something which requires clarification, please contact the program director via email or phone.

What is an average course load?


Currently a minimum of two courses are being offered per semester to allow students to progress in the program and graduate in a timely manner. Students are allowed to take one course or can elect to take all the courses offered each semester. Most students find it works to take two courses per semester.

Can the entire curriculum be taken on-line without going to the Health Science Center campus?


Yes, all courses are available on-line.

How does on-line learning work?


We utilize a course management system called Blackboard which is accessed via the Internet. Students do not have to purchase software in order to access the on-line course materials so everything is delivered to the student in an organized fashion making transition to on-line learning convenient and accessible.

How much does the program cost?


The cost of the program is calculated by the credit hours you take each term. For more information, refer to the Cost of Attendance estimate for Health Professions. Or you may contact the Office of Financial Aid Counselor for College of Health Professions Gloria Dobbs gdobbs1@uthsc.edu  Skype: glor.dob90

How long does it take to complete the program? 


 The program may be completed full-time in two years. However, most students take 2 courses per term and it takes 5 or 6 terms to complete the program. The majority of students graduate in 3 years or less.



Contact Us

Dr. Marcia Sharp
Program Director
920 Madison Avenue
Suite 518
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: (901) 448-6486
E-mail: informatics@uthsc.edu


The Entry-Level Masters program and the Post-graduate program are both accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The entry-level program has excellent outcomes and results on the national certification examination are above the national average. For more information about CAHIIM go to www.cahiim.org to verify the accreditation status of the programs.