Health Technology, MS

for the Master of Science in Health Technology

Department Head: Kim Graber

Director of Graduate Studies: John Kosciulek

Director of Program:  Wendy Rogers
Graduate Office: Julie Jenkins

Graduate Office Address: 906 South Goodwin Ave, 112 Freer Hall MC-052, Urbana, IL 61801

Graduate Phone: (217) 333-1083

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The MS in Health Technology is designed to educate the next generation of Health Technology Professionals in the development, testing, and use of new consumer-facing technologies that promote health, rehabilitation, mitigate disability, and improve independence and quality of life. This includes bringing end-users (e.g., individuals with chronic conditions, older adults, persons with disabilities), industry professionals, and applied health professionals together with Illinois students and faculty in a multidisciplinary and inter-generational environment to identify existing problems and develop technologies to solve them.

Graduate Degree Programs in Applied Health Sciences

Health Technology, MS


Students should have an undergraduate degree in a health or science related field or engineering. Applicants should have a minimum grade point average of 3.00 (A = 4.00) or equivalent for the last two years of undergraduate study and show evidence of strong quantitative skills and of serious interest in health technology through their personal statement. Students with less than a 3.0 GPA may be considered for a limited status admission.

Program prerequisites* or equivalents include:

Introduction to Computer Science (CS 125 or 105)

Introduction to Statistics (CHLH 244)

Introduction to Psychology (PSYC 100)

Intro to Public Health (CHLH 100)

Linear Algebra (MATH 125, or 225, 410, 415)

Research Methods (CHLH 201)

*Promising students might be admitted with a contingency that they complete the prerequisites before the start of the first semester.

All applicants must submit GRE scores.

All applicants whose native language is not English must submit a minimum TOEFL score of 103 (iBT), 254 (CBT), or 611 (PBT); or minimum International English Language Testing System (IELTS) academic exam scores of 7.0 overall and 6.0 in all subsections. Applicants may be exempt from the TOEFL if certain criteria are met. Applicants with lesser scores may still apply. Limited status is granted for lesser scores and requires enrollment in English as a Second Language (ESL) courses based on an ESL Placement Test (EPT) taken upon arrival to campus. 

Financial Aid

Students in the MS in Health Technology program are not eligible for tuition-waiver generating assistantships. Students may apply for scholarships available through the University.

for the Master of Science in Health Technology

Core Requirements:
HT 501Understanding Users of Health Technology4
HT 502Human Factors Methods for Health Technology4
HT 503Hardware Engineering for Health Technology4
HT 504Software Engineering for Health Technology4
HT 510Health Technology Capstone Orientation1
HT 511Health Technology Capstone Development3
HT 512Health Technology Capstone Implementation4
Total Core Required Hours:24
Health Technology Elective List
12 hours chosen from:
BIOE 414Biomedical Instrumentation3
BIOE 415Biomedical Instrumentation Lab2
BIOE 416Biosensors3
BIOE 507Advanced Bioinstrumentation4
BIOE 598Special Topics (JI: Finite Element Methods in Biomed)1 to 4
BIOE 598Special Topics (NIE: Surgical Technologies)1 to 4
CHLH 421Health Data Analysis3 or 4
CHLH 470Technology, Health, and Aging3 or 4
CHLH 494Special Topics1 to 4
CS 440Artificial Intelligence3 or 4
CS 465User Interface Design3 or 4
CS 565Human-Computer Interaction4
KIN 474Tech-Driven Health Intervention3 or 4
ECE 422Computer Security I4
ECE 437Sensors and Instrumentation3
ECE 470Introduction to Robotics4
ECE 498Special Topics in ECE0 to 4
IE 445Human Performance and Cognition in Context3 or 4
IE 528Computing for Data Analytics4
IE 529Stats of Big Data & Clustering4
IE 531Algorithms for Data Analytics4
IE 532Analysis of Network Data4
IE 533Big Graphs and Social Networks4
IE 534Deep Learning4
IE 546Human Factors in Health Care Engineering Systems4
ME 481Whole-Body Musculoskel Biomech3 or 4
RST 429Contemporary Issues in Recreation, Sport and Tourism4
RST 441Community Planning and Engagement3 or 4
RST 501Concepts & Applications in Recreation, Sport & Tourism4
RST 502Critical Issues Recreation Mgt4
RST 520Critical Issues Sport Mgt4
RST 530Critical Issues Tourism Mgt4
RST 586Health and Leisure in Recreation, Sport and Tourism4
SHS 473Augmentative & Alt Comm2 to 4
SHS 553Hearing Aids and Amplification4
SHS 555Comm Lang Probs Hear Impaired4
SHS 556Sens Prosth Devices Hear Loss4
SHS 580Cochlear Implants4
Total Required Hours36

Other Requirements

Other requirements may overlap
Minimum Hours Required within the Unit at the 500 level: 8
Minimum 500-level Hours Required Overall: 12
Minimum GPA: 3.0