The bachelor's degree HIM and the M.S. HIM and M.S. Health Informatics programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
84 percent student retention rate for M.S. in HIM students
87 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
82 percent of graduates responding to the annual M.S. in HIM graduate survey are employed within one year of graduation
FAST FACTS: M.S. Health Information Management
* Tuition rates are for the 2019-20 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. View 2018-19 tuition rates.
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.
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.
The HIM profession is experiencing strong growth with the increased adoption of Electronic Health Records (EHR) software nationwide.
fortherecordmag.com - March 2017
ahima.org - 2017
What the Data Says About HIM Professional Trends
finance.yahoo.com - April 15, 2016
Patient Matching Issues Take Center Stage in Newly Published Research
ahima.org - 2015
Survey Predicts Future HIM Workforce Shifts
"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
"CSS prepared me at an undergraduate level to have a great knowledge base within healthcare IT software and how important it is to adapt and stay educated in an ever changing industry. In my graduate work, CSS prepared me to confidently take on leadership and decision making responsibilities for my organization."
– Mike Kovala, RHIA, CPHI, '08, '16
"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