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M.S. Health Informatics Final Degree Requirements

The final requirement for any master's degree is a chance for you to bring together everything you have learned, to investigate a topic or have an experience that will serve as a launch pad to your career. In the Master of Science degree program at Kent State University, students have options for how to finish their degrees.

Final Degree Requirement Options

  • Capstone experience/Internship: to gain professional experience in an information or knowledge organization under the guidance of a professional in the field and faculty advisor;
  • Master's project: to focus on solving a specific problem for an information or knowledge organization under the collaborated guidance of a professional in the field and a faculty advisor; or
  • Thesis: to conduct thorough research (at least six credits) on a topic related to their future pursuits under the guidance of a thesis committee with special attention from the chair.

The best option varies for each student. Choices should be made in consultation with your faculty advisor and with your career goals in mind. Because of this very personal experience, the School has seen great variety in its research, and projects. Some examples can be found on our Student Research page.

It is never too soon to plan for your final requirement. Choose your classes in consultation with your faculty advisor based on your professional goals and in preparation for your final requirement choice.