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SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Medical Informatics Program

Admission Requirements

  1. A baccalaureate degree in any discipline from a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) such as the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, New England Association of Schools and Colleges, North Central Association, Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
  2. Basic computer programming and statistics courses are highly recommended but not required for admission.

Program Requirements

All students must complete at least 39 credits (with a minimum of B or better grade) which include:

  1. Thirty-three credit hours of core courses
  2. Three credit hours of internship (click here for detail link- to internship page)
  3. Three credit hours of master's essay (click here for detail link- to current student page)

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be awarded the Master of Science in Medical Informatics degree.

Students completing a full-time course load may complete the program in two years. Part-time students may take three to four years to complete the program depending on the number of courses completed each semester.

Academic Regulations and Good Standing: Academic good standing in graduate programs is based on the following criteria:

  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better must be maintained each semester
  • No more than one course failure (a grade below B) for the duration of the program
  • Adherence to the policies of the CHRP (link to CHRP handbook) and Medical Informatics (link to MI Handbook) program. Please review the Medical Informatics Handbook for detail.

Please visit the Course Curriculum and Advising and Registration pages for more information.