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FAQs

 

What is health technology?

What is the advantage of earning an MS in Health Technology?

Who should apply to the MS in Health Technology?

What are the job prospects for graduates of the MS in Health Technology?

Are there concentrations within the MS in Health Technology?

Can I start the MS HT program in the Spring or Summer semester?

Does MSHT offer an online degree option?

Can I pursue the MSHT part-time?

What are the minimum GRE score and GPA requirements?

Is there a supplemental application for the MSHT program at Illinois?

 

What is health technology?
Health Technology is a broad term for all consumer-facing technologies intended to support individuals in maintaining or improving their health and independence.
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What is the advantage of earning an MS in Health Technology?
There is a shortage of qualified specialists/professionals with the breadth of skills required to create these systems.  The MS in Health Technology combines human factors, fundamental engineering principles, and a Capstone Project to enable our graduates to contribute to multidisciplinary teams aiming to create useful health technology.
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Who should apply to the MS in Health Technology?
Students with a background in health sciences, psychology, or engineering, or related fields who want to work on teams in the development of cutting edge health technology should apply.
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What are the job prospects for graduates of the MS in Health Technology?
Graduates will find career opportunities in industry, community organizations, and government.  Individuals with the skills and expertise that this program will provide are highly sought by consumer health care product industries, regulatory agencies, and government organizations.  The MS in Health Technology is poised to be a leader in training new professionals in the field of applied heath technology.  MS in Health Technology graduates will be well-trained for a variety of careers in industry and government, such as:

  • Applied Cognitive Scientist
  • Cognitive Systems Engineer
  • Data Decision Analyst
  • Human Factors Engineer
  • Human Factors Researcher
  • Ergonomist
  • Usability Engineer
  • User Experience Lead and
  • Visual Designer


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Are there concentrations within the MS in Health Technology?
No.  Students will select electives (12 credit hours) that will differentiate them from others and tailor their degree program.
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Can I start the MS HT program in the Spring or Summer semester?
No.  We only offer a full-time program that begins in the Fall semester and completes at the end of Summer semester (August-August).
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Does MSHT offer an online degree option?
Not at this time. However, during the Capstone Project Implementation, it is anticipated that students will pursue Capstone Projects in a variety of locations including, but not limited to, Champaign-Urbana.  Therefore, HT 512: Capstone Implementation is offered online.
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Can I pursue the MSHT part-time?
No.  We only offer a full-time program that begins in the Fall semester and completes at the end of Summer semester (August-August).
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What are the minimum GRE score and GPA requirements?
We do not have minimum GRE score for admissions. Admitted students will have a range of scores. We look at each candidate's application and qualifications as a whole. Applicants are required to have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).
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Is there a supplemental application for the MSHT program at Illinois?
No. There is no supplemental or secondary application. Upon being offered admission, international students are required to complete additional forms related to visa requirements.
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Contact Information

  • MS in Health Technology
  • Department of Kinesiology and Community Health
  • 3014 Khan Annex
  • 1206 S. Fourth Street
  • Champaign, IL 61820
  • Phone: 217-300-1001
  • Email: healthtech@illinois.edu

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