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CAHIIM Accredited

CAHIIM Acceditated Programs at The College of St. ScholasticaThe 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 Informatics has been reaffirmed through 2029. 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

Program Outcomes

88% retention rate overall for MS in Health Informatics students

85% of MS in Health Informatics graduates responding to the graduate survey are employed within one year of graduation

84% of those that apply to the MS in Health Informatics program are accepted

70% of students complete the MS in Health Informatics within the calculated average completion time

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Take that next step in your career by earning your M.S. in Health Informatics

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Scholarships available.

FAST FACTS: M.S. Health Informatics

  • Published "Data Analytics in Healthcare Research: Tools and Strategies" — used by other HIIM programs across the country 
  • A two-year pathway to advanced positions in a variety of healthcare settings — from acute care to research
  • Earn eligibility to sit for the CHDA (experience required)
  • Applied learning with the latest technology and healthcare data
  • A 100% online program consisting of 42 program credits

Tuition: $658/credit*

*Tuition rates are for the 2021-22 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.

This is your opportunity to change healthcare by changing the way healthcare decisions are made

Program overview

Our all-online graduate program in Health Informatics is designed to reach a broad spectrum of traditional and nontraditional students with bachelor's degrees — students looking to advance or change their careers in the healthcare industry. Our program is committed to the transformation of the healthcare delivery system through the effective use of health information and big data.

The M.S. in Health Informatics has been developed for working professionals who wish to take their bachelor's degree to a higher level in the health data field. Students will take courses such as Systems Design and Software Development, Human Factors and Usability, Healthcare Data Analytics and Project Management all 100% online. Students will earn eligibility to sit for the CHDA exam.

Career opportunities

Everyone wants to improve healthcare, and everyone in healthcare wants to improve how healthcare decisions are made. Health Informatics is designed to do both, and as such, is poised to be one of the next top career fields. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in medical or health services managers are poised to grow by 32% from 2018 to 2028. 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.

Examples of employment opportunities are:

  • Analytics Business Intelligence Management
  • Chief Medical Information Officer
  • Clinical Informatics Coordinator
  • Data Architect
  • Director of Data Security
  • Health Informatics Consultant
  • Health Informatics Director
  • Healthcare IT Manager
  • Implementation Support Analyst
  • Informatics Researcher
  • Nursing Informaticist

Why St. Scholastica?

The College of St. Scholastica founded the first health information program in the country in 1935, and has been widely respected in the field of health informatics and information management education ever since. Our programs follow our Benedictine values of community, hospitality, respect, stewardship and the love of learning. We are literally founded on the principles of taking care of others, and this has led to a national reputation as the authority in health information education. Our faculty continue to write, edit and publish papers and textbooks used in programs across the country and are members of national information management and informatics organizations.

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  • Portrait of Amanda Deering

    "The M.S. in Health Informatics program has been a stimulating, engaging and rewarding educational opportunity. Living in a technology driven society which generates a plethora of data, this up and coming field has magnified the career opportunities encompassing health informatics. This program has illuminated my career passion!"

    – LT Amanda Deering, RHIA, ’17, Health Information Technician, Bureau of Prisons, FCI Sandstone

  • Portrait of Jennifer Robertson

    "The M.S. in Health Informatics program has been an enjoyable and rigorous journey that has given me the skills to analyze health data systems for the improvement of healthcare delivery. The program has benefited me in my work environment, and it will give me the background and knowledge to be successful in my career."

    – Jennifer Robertson, RHIA, CHDA, '16