As the demands on the healthcare field increase, so does the amount of patient information that organizations are responsible for securely storing and managing on a day-to-day basis.
With Southern New Hampshire University's Master of Science in Health Information Management program, you'll:
SNHU's health information management (HIM) master's degree is the ideal next step for continued study of graduates of the BS in Health Information Management program or those looking to build on their skills and experience. Whether you're a new college graduate or a veteran healthcare system employee, understanding data systems and analysis can open up career paths that are on track for big growth in the coming years.
SNHU's master's in Health Information Management is not accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Health Information Management (CAHIIM), though the program is designed to align to standards set by CAHIIM. As a result, completion of the MS in Health Information Management alone does not adequately prepare learners to be eligible to sit for the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) exam or Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) exam. Students should verify that they meet all requirements to sit for the RHIA or RHIT exam by visiting http://www.ahima.org/certification.
In the master's in health information management program, you'll:
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your online master's in health information management at SNHU include:
The mission of the Master of Science program in Health Information Management is to prepare students for leadership roles in managing patient health information. We strive to foster self-leadership, innovation, and integrity in our students. Graduates of our program will become effective thought leaders in the continuously evolving HIM profession.
Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our 5 graduate terms. You can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply contact an admission counselor, who can help you explore financial options. Your counselor can also walk you through the application process, which involves completing a graduate application ($40 fee) and providing undergraduate transcripts.
Approximately 6,000 new HIM professionals are needed each year, according to the American Health Information Management Association's 2014-2017 Strategic Plan.* More good news: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 20% growth for medical and health services managers through 2026.*
The median annual wage for medical and health services managers was $96,540 in May 2016, according to BLS.*
After receiving a master's in health information management, you may go on to work in a hospital or medical group, or at an insurance provider, research or policy organization. The health information management program may prepare you for positions with a specific focus on compliance, privacy or clinical data analysis.
The coursework in SNHU's master's in health information management program - one of only a few online graduate degrees of its kind available - opens doors for HIM professionals prepared to advance their careers managing and organizing patient data. Our 36-credit health information management program develops skills applicable to your career with courses such as Leading as a HIM Professional, Health Information Governance and Managing Coding Professionals.
The courses within the program address the full gamut of issues regarding information management in healthcare settings, including:
For the program capstone, you'll use what you've learned to design a comprehensive project for a complicated business environment.
Total Credits: 36
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer a 25% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed Annually.
$150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.