Advising & Resources

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HCIM Advising and Resources

How will you make the most of your time in the HCIM program?

These resources are intended to help students select courses that will best serve their goals, and to supply information about HCIM program policies and requirements.

New Student Information

The following information is intended for newly-admitted students. Welcome to the program, HCIM class of 2019!

Handbooks & Checklists

HCIM Student Handbook
The student handbook should be your first stop for information about program policies, course planning, and degree requirements. Students should use the handbook for the year they began the program (i.e., a student admitted for fall of 2018 should use the 2018-2019 handbook). 

HCIM Program Checklist
The program checklist provides an at-a-glance reference for degree requirements.

Choosing Courses

Program Structure

While there is more than one way to complete the HCIM program, the sample program plan below provides guidance about how HCIM students typically complete their degree.


Course Sequencing

The HCIM program is designed to allow students to tailor their course of study to their own needs as much as possible. However, there are some constraints in terms of course sequencing of which students should be mindful:

  • INST 630 must be completed before or concurrently to INST 631. Most students choose to complete the courses concurrently.
  • INST 631 and INST 632 are only offered once during each academic year, in fall and spring semesters respectively.
  • The core curriculum (INST 630, 631, 632, Research Methods, and the Internship course) must be completed before students begin their capstone or thesis work.
  • Students who waive a course must replace that course with an equivalent 3-credit course. Course waiver forms are available here.
  • Typical course load for our students is 2-3 courses per semester. Students who are concerned with maintaining full-time status (for instance, international students on F-1 visas) may take more than the required number of credits. More information about what is considered full-time status is available here.
  • Students are required to take 24 credits within the iSchool, but may request to take additional courses outside the iSchool.