The bachelor's and master's degree programs at The College of St. Scholastica are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
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FAST FACTS: M.S. Health Information Management
*This tuition rate is in effect for the 2015-2016 academic year and is subject to change in subsequent years. Total program cost and completion time varies depending on each person's transfer credits and individualized program plan. There is also a $75 per fall and spring semester program fee.
If you have your bachelor's degree, but do not have RHIA credential, you can apply for admission to our Credential Track. This track incorporates all essential coursework for earning your RHIA credential. After you take the RHIA exam and earn your credential you only have 22 graduate credits left to obtain your M.S. degree in HIM.
If you hold your RHIA or have a bachelor's degree from a CAHIIM accredited HIM program you are eligible to apply for the Advanced Track option. In just 40 graduate credits, you will have your Master of Science in HIM.
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.
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.
As the healthcare system goes digital, hospitals are having trouble finding enough people trained in Health Information Management. Read about it in the Star Tribune's recent article.
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Mind the Gap
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"There are no words to express how much the Health Information Management professors, other students, and overall curriculum not only played a huge part in shaping me into the professional I have become, but also helped guide me down the right path to land my dream career. I couldn't be a bigger advocate of the HIM program at CSS for those that are interested in the healthcare field, but are not interested in delivering direct patient care. I will be forever grateful for my experience there and couldn't be more proud to be a CSS alumna."
– Kelsey Kruger, M.S., RHIA, Director of IT Integration, Optum Clinic
"If you are looking for the true "Gold Standard" in HIIM education then look no further. Just as Yale and Harvard are synonymous with the highest level of business degrees, The College of St Scholastica provides the type of education required to tackle the challenges that lay ahead in the ever-changing healthcare field.
I would recommend any student to invest in a bachelor's and/or master's degree from St. Scholastica. Degrees cost enough as it is, so why not get the very best?"
– Martin Smith, HIM student
"St. Scholastica's HIM program prepared me for a leadership position right out of college.
I had been given the opportunities during my time at CSS to network and build relationships with other HIM professionals, which ultimately led to the first job I had."
– Asia Johnson, 2001 HIM B.S. and
2007 HIM M.S. alum