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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 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

Program Outcomes

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

85 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

93 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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Scholarships available.

FAST FACTS: M.S. Health Information Management

  • 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: $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.

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 Debashis Nandy

    "The M.S. in HIM program energized my enthusiasm and set me up to become a healthcare data analyst. I wanted to see myself in a role where the real-time clinical data will help clinical decision support."

    – Debashis Nandy, MD, CHDA

  • "The M.S. in HIM program significantly contributed to my personal and professional development. It gave me confidence, improved my interpersonal skills and made me a better planner and organizer. Conveniently designed, I was able to work and study simultaneously, giving me the right balance."

    – Liliya Sokolova,'19

  • 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