Credit hours must total at least 39 semester hours for all courses in the degree plan. Six of those semester credit hours will be in support courses that might not be offered by the school. Support courses could include areas such as cognitive sciences from Texas A & M University, computer science from Rice University, mathematics from the University of Houston, measurement courses from The University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston, or courses studying health care outcomes from The University of Texas School of Public Health at Houston. Each student follows a degree plan developed with an advising committee. A total of 39 semester credit hours must be completed prior to graduation.
A full-time student in the program in health informatics has up to four years (12 semesters) from the time of entry to complete the required course work. A part-time student has up to eight years (24 semesters) from the time of entry to complete the required course work. Continuous enrollment is required unless approval from the advising committee is obtained. A maximum of one year of an approved leave of absence will be allowed for continuance in the program. If more than one year of leave occurs, the student must apply for readmission to the program.
Each course with an HI prefix in the Health Informatics degree plan is a graduate-level course and should be passed with a grade of "B" or better. Only one course grade of "C" is allowed. The minimum grade point average (GPA) required for graduation is 3.0 on all HI courses.