MSHI Comprehensive Exam

All candidates for graduation must participate in an assessment activity. Candidates for graduation will complete a comprehensive exam within the appropriate time and dates given to the students. Candidates for graduation who do not pass the exam will be allowed two retests. The exam must be successfully completed prior to graduating.

The exam will cover material from the 7 core MSHI courses, excluding HIMS 788. It is expected that students adequately prepare for the exam by reviewing and studying the material covered in these courses (lectures, slides, assignments, quizzes, etc.). You are responsible for "ALL" material covered in each course.

Comprehensive Exam Pattern:

The MSHI comprehensive exam is a two-part comprehensive exam for the MSHI students to take in their final semester.

  • Part 1 is a multiple choice test administered in D2L. The test is developed using the HIMSS certification exam content as a guide with questions selected by the MSHI faculty members. There are 33 questions and the students are limited to 45 minutes for the exam. They must get at least 70% correct.
  • Part 2 is an essay test with 14 questions administered in D2L. The questions were developed by the instructors of the HIMS classes, with 2-3 questions per class. The students have 72 hours to complete their responses which are evaluated by the faculty members. Each question is scored using a rating system of 1-5 (1=poor, 2=below average, 3=average, 4=above average, 5=excellent) and students must have an overall average of 3 on the test.

Students will test in the semester in which they apply to graduate, testing will be offered toward the end of each semester.

The Coordinator of the MSHI Program will email you with the dates in which testing will be available for you. You may take the MSHI exam at any time during this period. You may take a break during the two parts of the test, but each part must be completed in the same session in which you start it.

Last Updated: 5/11/14