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

Health Information Management (Master of Science)

Information Systems and Technology Management

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. Classes are offered 100% online.

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. Students can complete the 30-credit curriculum in 12 and 24 months, with exposure to the 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.


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CAHIIM Accreditation: The Health Information Management accreditor of the College of Business 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 2028-2029. 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

In addition to CAHIIM, Health Information Management is also accredited by AACSB.
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Graduation, Retention, and Employment Rates

2021-2022 Graduation Rate – 95%

2021-2022 Employment Rate – 100%

2021-2022 Student Satisfaction rate – 100%

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 healthcare, technology, healthcare administration, and business management.

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:

Attention: To apply for admission, please use the following link to apply now.

  • $25 Application Fee
  • Resume
  • Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 3.00 or higher (students with a GPA below 3.0 may apply for conditional admission)
  • Official Transcripts- Undergraduate/Graduate (Official transcripts must be sent by institution via electronic transcript e-share to or via mail- faxed copies will not be considered official) 
  • SRU current/Alumni/former students click here to order your official SRU final transcript and have it sent to
  • GRE is not required

*If you are requesting review of your graduate transcripts for transfer of credit, please complete the transfer of credit form and submit to the Office of Graduate Admissions with official graduate transcripts. Please review SRU's transfer of credit policy.

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 more information today!

Lawful and Non-Discriminatory Practices
All activities associated with the program, including student and faculty recruitment, student admission, and faculty employment practices, are non-discriminatory and in accordance with federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations. The health information management program adheres to the non-discrimination policy as regards faculty employment and student admissions.