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CAHIIM LogoThe bachelor's and master's degree programs at The College of St. Scholastica are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Program Outcomes

84 percent student retention rate for M.S. in HIM students


87 percent of graduates responding to the annual M.S. in HIM graduate survey indicate that they feel their graduate education at CSS prepared them to thrive professionally in a practice environment that is undergoing fundamental change


82 percent of graduates responding to the annual M.S. in HIM graduate survey are employed within one year of graduation

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M.S. Health Information Management

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FAST FACTS: M.S. Health Information Management

  • The first Master's in Health Information Management, founded in 1935
  • Streamlined curriculum means a top-quality program is now more affordable
  • Courses are taught by faculty that are industry experts and consistently published in books, blogs and feature news articles
  • 100 percent online, two-year CAHIIM accredited MS program, 40 credits
  • Earn eligibility to sit for the RHIA credential exam upon program completion

Tuition: $645/credit*


* Tuition rates are for the 2018-19 academic year. Additional fees and costs for course materials may apply. Total program cost and completion time varies depending on transfer credits and individual program plans. Tuition rates are subject to change.

Leaders in HIM since 1935

Since founding the first Health Information Management (HIM) program in the nation in 1935, St. Scholastica has been a leader in HIM education. We continue to build on this tradition by offering excellent, rigorous programs in flexible formats for working professionals.  Our curriculum is accredited by CAHIIM and was recently updated to reflect 2014 AHIMA/CEE Competencies.

Program overview

The HIM graduate program is structured to help advance the careers of practicing Health Information Management professionals and provide a path into the profession for those with bachelor's degrees in other fields. The program emphasizes quality healthcare data as the foundation for organizational information and knowledge management systems, and is offered in a distance-learning format which allows professionals to maintain their current employment status while enhancing their knowledge and skills. 

Career outlook

The HIM profession is experiencing strong growth with the increased adoption of Electronic Health Records (EHR) software nationwide.

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  • Portrait of Mike Kovala

    "CSS prepared me at an undergraduate level to have a great knowledge base within healthcare IT software and how important it is to adapt and stay educated in an ever changing industry. In my graduate work, CSS prepared me to confidently take on leadership and decision making responsibilities for my organization."

    – Mike Kovala, RHIA, CPHI, '08, '16

  • Portrait of Erica Wilson

    "Because of my education from this College, I have had many opportunities through AHIMA to work on different projects along with serving on volunteer boards. I would recommend anyone attend St. Scholastica; you will grow and mature academically and professionally. I am now program director of the HIMT 2 year program."

    – Erica Wilson, RHIA, CPC, MHA/INF, MS

  • Portrait of Brian Proosow

    "After I got out of the Army, I began working as a medical coder. Realizing I wanted to do more, the MS-HIM program completely transformed my career. The faculty are top leaders in HIM. They go beyond the textbooks and encourage critical thinking using real-life examples."

    – Brian Proosow, MS, RHIA, CCS, CPC, Director of Coding Quality Assurance, AGS Health