George Mason University

George Mason University
Type Public
Established 1949 (1949)
President Ángel Cabrera
Provost S. David Wu
Location Fairfax, Virginia, United States
Campus Urban
Colors Green and gold
Nickname Patriots
Website gmu.edu
LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/edu/school?id=19576

George Mason University (also Mason), located in Fairfax, Virginia, United States, is the largest public research university in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Today, Mason is recognized for its programs in economics, law, creative writing, computer science, and business. Mason offers 81 undergraduate degrees, 124 graduate degrees, and a law degree at its Fairfax, Arlington, Prince William, and Loudoun County campuses.[1] The university enrolled nearly 34,000 students, ranking 143 among national universities and 14 among "Most Innovative Schools" in U.S. News & World Reports 2016 rankings.[2]

Informatics programs

Bioinformatics

The following bioinformatics-related options exist for potential students:

Minor in Bioinformatics
19–20 credit hours, eight of which must be unique to the minor
Available online? No
Program URL: http://catalog.gmu.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=29&poid=28208


M.S. in Bioinformatics Management
30 credit hours, including a capstone research project
Available online? No
Program URL: http://catalog.gmu.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=29&poid=28207


M.S. in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
31 credit hours, including either a capstone research project or master's thesis
Available online? Yes
Program URL: http://catalog.gmu.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=29&poid=28205


P.S.M. in Bioinformatics Management
31 credit hours, including a bioinformatics internship
Available online? No
Program URL: http://ssb.gmu.edu/academics/BinfPSM.cfm


Ph.D. in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
72 credit hours, including exam and dissertation work
Available online? Partially
Program URL: http://catalog.gmu.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=29&poid=28206


Graduate Certificate in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
15 credit hours over five courses
Available online? Yes
Program URL: http://catalog.gmu.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=29&poid=28204

Health and clinical informatics

The following health/clinical informatics options exist for potential students:

Minor in Health Information Technology
18 minimum credit hours, "12 of which must be applied only to the minor and cannot be used to fulfill the program of study requirements" of other degree/certificate paths
Available online? No
Program URL: http://chhs.gmu.edu/hap/health-informatics/minor-health-information-technology.cfm


B.S. in Health Administration, Concentration in Health Informatics
120 credit hours; "maximum of six credits of C grades in major requirements"
Available online? No
Program URL: http://chhs.gmu.edu/hap/health-informatics/bs-health-administration-health-informatics-concentration.cfm


M.S. in Health Informatics
34–39 credit hours; "students can choose between a Capstone Practicum (4 credits) or a Master’s Thesis (6 credits)."
Available online? Partially
Program URL: http://chhs.gmu.edu/hap/health-informatics/ms-health-informatics.cfm


Ph.D. in Health Services Research, Concentration in Knowledge Discovery and Health Informatics
72 credit hours; "students must have a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution before being admitted."
Available online? Partially
Program URL: http://chhs.gmu.edu/hap/phd/index.cfm


Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics and Data Analytics
18 credit hours (as six three-credit courses); "students must complete all courses with a grade of B or better."
Available online? No
Program URL: http://chhs.gmu.edu/hap/health-informatics/certificate-health-informatics-and-data-analytics.cfm


Additional external links

References

  1. "2015-2016 Facts and Figures". George Mason University. https://irr.gmu.edu/FastFacts/. Retrieved 04 November 2016. 
  2. "George Mason University". U.S. News & World Report - Best Colleges. U.S. News & World Report LLP. http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/gmu-3749. Retrieved 04 November 2016.