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5 Wake Forest SPS Online Programs starting in January


5 WAKE FOREST SPS PROGRAMS STARTING IN JANUARY 2023 

Picture it: It’s December 31, 2022. You packed up the holidays, and you just found a quiet moment to yourself to think about some 2023 goals, both personally and professionally.  

Why is it that it’s not even 2023, and you feel behind, while trying to goal-set and get ahead?

Let’s really get ahead of that vicious cycle and start thinking about opportunities for 2023 – specifically, opportunities to learn, grow, and ‘wake’ to what’s next for you personally and professionally. 

Here are 5 WFUS SPS programs starting in early January 2023. You can apply to all of these through the end of December 2022. 


MASTERS OF HEALTH INFORMATICS

What to know: The COVID-19 pandemic changed so much for the world’s healthcare industry. As a critical factor in the fast-moving response to the pandemic, health informatics has allowed clinicians and researchers to collect and sift through reams of global data. Be ready to drive growth and innovation in the rapidly expanding health care sector with the Master of Health Informatics.

Why we’re excited about it: This multidisciplinary field intersects healthcare, information science, computer science, and technology. Imagine what’s possible for your career when you learn the latest analytics tools to help reduce the gaps between current healthcare practices and societal goals – could you be an important person in improving safety, equity, quality, cost, and health outcomes?

The fast facts: 

  • Format: Online 
  • Courses: 10 
  • Start date: January 9, 2023 
  • One course you’ll take in this program: Population Health & the American Healthcare System

Learn more about the Masters of Health Informatics here


MASTERS OF FINANCIAL TECH & ANALYTICS 

What to know: This Masters of Financial Technology (“Fintech”) and Analytics (MFTA) empowers working professionals to advance in this emerging field. You will study fintech and analytics fundamentals as well as artificial intelligence, disruption, innovation, and risk management. BONUS: What you learn can be applied to numerous industries, including banking, finance, manufacturing, retail, healthcare, transportation, media, or entrepreneurship. 

Why we’re excited about it: WFU SPS is located in Charlotte, North Carolina, the second-largest banking center in the nation. This program includes leading fintech experts, practitioners, and faculty with decades of combined experience to ensure this education is just as innovative and forward-thinking as this field. 

The fast facts: 

  • Format: Online 
  • Courses: 10 
  • Start date: January 9, 2023 
  • One course you’ll take in this program: Managing Disruption & Innovation

Learn more and the Masters in Financial Tech & Analytics here

 

MASTERS OF COMMUNICATIONS

What to know: As you know, there’s been tremendous digital and societal disruption in recent years. That depth of change has shifted how we communicate. The field of communications is growing increasingly complex – and meaningful – as it influences organizational cultures, defines corporate and social responsibility, and supports enterprise-wide goals. WFU SPS’s Masters of Communications will position you to be at the forefront of this growing industry. 

Why we’re excited about it: This field continues to grow and evolve. The communications industry is projected to grow faster than average from 2020 to 2030.

The fast facts: 

  • Format: Online 
  • Courses: 10 
  • Start date: January 9, 2023 
  • One course you’ll take in this program: Champion Corporate Branding

Learn more about the Masters in Communication here


MASTERS OF CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION
What to know: Anyone who experienced or was forced to manage a ‘virtual school’ set-up through 2020 and 2021 knows just how much education shifted over the last several years. Who was at the cusp of that change? Educators. Today, educators need to be ready with high-impact teaching and next-level multiculturalism, digital literacy, and leadership skills to meet the evolving needs of today’s schools and organizations. WFU SPS’s Masters of Curriculum & Instruction is a special program built to serve that need. 

Why we’re excited about it: Digital literacy is becoming increasingly important in the field of education – this program addresses that need for effective learning experience design that honors a wide range of students. Wake Forest University has a growing number of instructional design experts who work in online and hybrid classrooms, offering the best with designing and delivering courses in digital learning environments.

The fast facts: 

  • Format: Online 
  • Courses: 10 
  • Start date: January 9, 2023 
  • One course you’ll take in this program: Leadership & Change Management 


Learn more about the Masters of Curriculum & Instruction here.

 

CERTIFICATE IN FAITH & HEALTH EQUITY 

What to know: The Certificate in Faith & Health Equity teaches the knowledge and skills related to the social and ecological determinants of health for leaders, including the relationships between environment, people, and health and important conversations including racial, gender, and class inequalities in health systems, community trauma and resilience, religion and spirituality, and collaborative leadership.

Why we’re excited about it: This is a unique and collaborative partnership across Wake Forest University School of Divinity, Atrium Health, and Wake Forest Baptist Health with an emphasis on treating the whole person and exploring the intersection of health, faith, and other social determinants. 


The fast facts: 

  • Format: Online 
  • Courses: 3
  • Start date: January 9, 2023 
  • One course you’ll take in this program: Spirituality & Community Health

Learn more about the Certificate in Faith & Health Equity here.