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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.

Fast Facts

  • Streamlined curriculum means a top-quality program is now more affordable
  • Courses are taught by faculty that are published, industry experts
  • 100% online, two-year CAHIIM-accredited MS program, 40 credits
  • Earn eligibility to sit for the RHIA credential exam upon program completion

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Because of my education from this College, I’ve had many opportunities through AHIMA to work on different projects.

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Study Buddy Scholarship

Receive a $1,000 scholarship when you and a friend (or a group) enroll.

Degree Details

Tuition and Fees

Tuition: $658/credit*


* Tuition rates are for the 2022-23 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.

Fees

$66 technology fee per semester.
$75 program fee fall and spring semester.

Curriculum

Visit our Catalog to view the program, course and degree requirements, and learning outcomes. Be sure to create your course plan in consultation with your advisor.

Career Outlook

The HIM profession is experiencing strong growth with the increased adoption of Electronic Health Records (EHR) software nationwide. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in medical or health services managers are poised to grow by 32% from 2019 to 2029. And, while it is difficult to predict the number of jobs available in the field, the profession is growing rapidly and career opportunities are high.

Accreditation

CAHIIM Accredited Program logoThe Health Informatics and Information Management accreditor of The College of St. Scholastica is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for the Master’s degree in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2023. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at 312-235-3255; or by email at info@cahiim.org.

Program Outcomes

  • 99% student retention rate for MS in HIM students
  • 100% of students complete the MS in HIM program in the calculated average completion time
  • 100% of graduates responding to the annual MS in HIM graduate survey are employed within one year of graduation

Admission Information

Visit our admissions page for information about transcripts, online application, international admissions and financing.

Application Deadlines

Fall: Aug. 5
Fall mid-term: Sept. 30
Spring: Dec. 9
Spring mid-term: Feb. 17
Summer: April 21

Eligibility

New Students
  • BA/BS degree from an accredited college or university
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0
Note: Meeting minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee admission.
Returning Students

A returning student is a student who was admitted and enrolled in a program at St. Scholastica but has been absent from the program for at least three continuous semesters, including summer. To return to the same program at St. Scholastica, a returning student must be in good academic standing and must apply for readmission to the College.

Foundational Courses

If you have not yet taken the following courses, they will be added to your course plan. Foundational courses are available online and must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.

  • BIO 2002: The Human Body in Health and Disease (4), covers Anatomy & Physiology, Pathophysiology, and Medical Terminology
  • HIM 2102: Introduction to Pharmacotherapeutics (1)

Meet Our Faculty

Experienced, Dedicated and Distinguished Educators

Expect to be heard, to be challenged and to be involved. St. Scholastica faculty are world-class scholars and experts in their field who invest in your success. Our values of community, respect, stewardship, hospitality and love of learning reflect our faculty’s commitment to lifting up others and celebrating our common humanity.