Master of Science in Health Informatics and Information Management

Want to make a difference in healthcare?

HiMSS Approved Education PartnerThe paperless revolution is creating a huge need for IT professionals in healthcare. From the maintenance of electronic medical records to the transmission of patient information, you’ll be in high demand in this fast-paced, vital industry.

This master’s-level program will prepare you to make a difference in the future of healthcare. You’ll learn how to use healthcare information for practical and research purposes, share your expertise with doctors, nurses, and other IT staff, and make smart healthcare-centric decisions.

See if this program is available online in your state

Dakota State University's Masters degree program in Health Informatics and Information Management (MSHIIM) recently was granted candidacy status in the process for health information management accreditation review by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Accreditation by CAHIIM ensures the program meets the professional curriculum content and quality of the program as measured by the Health Information Management (HIM) Accreditation Standards. The next steps in the process will involve submission of self assessment information and documentation for CAHIIM staff and panel review, to be followed by a site visit to verify the accuracy of documentation submitted by the program and to seek conformity with the CAHIIM Accreditation Standards.

Possible job titles

  • IT systems analyst
  • Healthcare data analyst
  • IT administrator or manager
  • Healthcare or clinical informatics
  • Healthcare informatics consultant
  • Researcher

Benefits of getting your MSHIIM at DSU

Best Online Universities for AffordabilityWe have an incredibly strong reputation in technology. This means that, in addition to your core classes in healthcare informatics, you’ll also take classes in network technology, security, and management, as well as data privacy, analytics, application development, and more.

We also proudly boast of our faculty—at DSU, you’ll work with a well-seasoned teaching staff that actually knows health information management, with over 50 years combined experience in the field.

Our on-campus Center of Advancement for Healthcare IT (CAHIT) offers internship and project possibilities to MSHIIM students.

Best of all, you’ll be getting all the benefits of a private-school education (including small class sizes and an individualized approach) at a public-university cost.

Apply to our MSHIIM program

The Students Before Profits AwardThe sooner you apply, the better—this program tends to fill up quickly. You may also want to read up on the program-specific admission requirements for the MSHIIM program before you apply.

Apply to our MSHIIM program today!

Get your degree online

Our Master of Science in Health Informatics and Information Management program is offered completely online for your convenience.

Next steps

See what classes you’ll be taking with our Graduate Catalog. Check up on when and how to apply to this program with the timelines and requirements, or meet MSHIIM faculty online or during a campus visit. You can always contact us with any questions—or just to talk about what is possible.

What Alumni Say

Damien Brockel

"The best part of this graduate program at DSU was the instructors and the fellow students. The experiences shared by all the varying backgrounds and years of experience brought to each class a variety of views and perceptions regarding each topic."

Damien Brockel '13
Job Title: System Consultant at Billings Clinic
Major: Master of Science in Health Informatics