NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

98 Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Health Informatics Program degree-seeking student and must meet all requirements for admission to the M.S. program. Previous coursework taken as a certificate-seeking student does not guarantee acceptance into the M.S. degree-seeking program. If accepted into the degree program, credits with the prefix MI taken as a certificateseeking student will be automatically applied toward the degree. Course of Study— Graduate Certificate in Public Health Informatics The Public Health Informatics Certificate is designed to enable students to acquire the core knowledge that applies to the fundamentals, principles, and practice of public health informatics. This certificate option consists of 18 credits of graduate-level courses that are presented using online technology. If, after taking courses in the certificate program, a certificateseeking student decides to pursue the M.S. degree, the student must submit a new and complete application to become a degree-seeking student and must meet all requirements for admission to the M.S. program. Previous coursework taken as a certificate-seeking student does not guarantee acceptance into the M.S. degree-seeking program. If accepted into the degree program, credits with the prefix MI taken as a certificateseeking student will be automatically applied toward the degree. Accreditation and Authorization The Health Informatics program is a participant of the Electronic Campus program of the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB). The SREB certifies that the online programs and courses it approves for this program are in full compliance with its comprehensive set of Principles of Good Practice. Admissions Requirements The Health Informatics program evaluates the overall quality of its applicants, looking at academic achievement, personal motivation, knowledge of health care, life experience, and recommendations. Priority will be given to those individuals already holding degrees in the health professions or computer information sciences. All applicants for admission must • hold a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree from a regionally accredited college or university • d emonstrate a background in the language of the health sciences by credentials or work experience • possess a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale (preferred) • demonstrate competency in the use of computers by credentials or work experience • demonstrate the ability to clearly communicate in a written manner A health professions degree is desirable, but not required. Students without prior degrees or work experience in health care and/or information technologymay have to take additional prerequisite courses. An applicant may be offered admission as a nondegree-seeking student to provide him or her with the opportunity to demonstrate academic competency. All application material must be received in a timely manner to enable the Office of Admissions and the admissions committee to process the application promptly. Application Procedures The Office of Admissions processes applications on a yearround basis. Applicants may apply for matriculation into any one of the three semesters (fall, winter, summer). To be considered by the admissions committee, all applicants must • complete the online application • send the nonrefundable application fee of $50 • provide one signed letter of recommendation on organizational letterhead (recommendation is requested electronically through the online application system)* • submit official transcripts of all undergraduate, graduate, and professional education I t is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that arrangements are made for all transcripts to be sent. A final transcript of all the applicant’s work up to the time of matriculation must be forwarded to the Office of Admissions prior to matriculation. Coursework taken at foreign institutions must be evaluated for U.S. institution equivalence by an approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) organization, such as one of the services listed below: World Education Services, Inc. Bowling Green Station P.O. Box 5087 New York, NY 10274-5087 (212) 966-6311 • 800-361-3106 • wes.org Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., International Education Consultants 7101 SW 102 Avenue Miami, FL 33173 (305) 273-1616 • (305) 273-1338 fax info@jsilny.org • jsilny.org

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