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Lead the Future of Healthcare

Combine healthcare, information systems, and business in this flexible, online program.

Health Information Management (Master of Science)

Offered by: School of Business

Slippery Rock University's Online Master of Science in Health Information Management (HIM) degree is offered in a flexible format and is an exciting, job oriented program that combines healthcare, computer information systems, and the best business practices. Students can take all their classes online or opt for a blended format of online and in-person courses.

The online Master's in Health Information Management program is designed for professionals in the healthcare and/or computer information systems fields who are looking to advance their career into this rapidly growing market. Our 33-credit curriculum can be completed in 15 months and will expose you to best practices in healthcare, project management, data analysis, and information technology and the accompanying legal, social and security issues. SRU graduate students are also eligible for a Health Information Management Graduate Assistantship position.

Why get a master’s degree in Health Information Management

The Affordable Care Act and other mandates have forced the healthcare industry to become more data driven. Any modern healthcare-related facility in the United States-be it hospitals, insurance companies, retirement homes, physical therapy centers, or anything else that concerns our health-will be in need of trained health information management professionals familiar with healthcare data and the computer systems that manipulate that data.

The program is designed to place you at the center of three complementary career streams:  healthcare data reporting, computer information systems, and solid management practices. Health Information Managers are an essential asset to healthcare in America. This graduate program provides skills in research, leadership, and management not typically found in undergraduate HIM programs.

What will you learn?

SRU's Health Information Management curriculum is designed strictly on the pattern recommended by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), so students are assured that they're acquiring the exact skills recommended by the professionals. Our program is intensely interdisciplinary, drawing on courses in Management, Finance, Economics, and Management Information Systems.

Our faculty, several of whom are current practitioners in the field, bring real-world experience into the classroom. In addition to learning in class, our internship course helps students gain insight into the world of health information.

Careers in Health Information Management

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for Medical and Health Service Management is growing at a much faster rate than average. Graduates typically work in healthcare facilities such as hospitals. There are also career opportunities in government, offices, and residential care facilities. Health Information Managers are crucial members of medical teams. Their roles typically include supervising, creating schedules, budgeting, training, and more.

Application Requirements

MSHIM has the following admission requirements:

  • Submit an Online Application
  • Submit the Application Fee
  • Submit your Resume'
  • Hold a bachelor's degree with a GPA of 3.00 or higher in a Health Care, Information Systems, Information Management or related discipline (students with a GPA below 3.0 may apply for conditional admission)
  • Submit you official transcripts from an accredited undergraduate institution

GRE is not required

Earn your Master's in Health Information Management degree online from SRU!

Slippery Rock University's Online Master of Science in Health Information Management program provides a convenient online format that allows you to complete your graduate degree in just 15 months. Want to learn more? Request information today!