Master of Science in Health Information Management

Format: Online
Application Deadlines
  • Fall 2024 Priority Deadline: April 4, 2024
  • Fall 2024 Regular Deadline: May 16, 2024

The rapid transition to electronic health systems has increased the need for healthcare facilities to hire educated and experienced health information management (HIM) professionals. It is crucial for healthcare organizations to employ a clear HIM strategy with the most qualified people at its helm to ensure secure access to data, enhance decision making, maintain financial balance, and improve the quality of patient care and outcomes.

The online MS in Health Information Management degree program aims to meet this demand by preparing HIM professionals to implement and manage information systems in complex healthcare environments. Modeled after CAHIIM standards and taught by the most knowledgeable leaders in the HIM community, the program gives students the skills to:

  • Recognize the strengths and weaknesses of computer technology and information systems
  • Design, implement, and evaluate system-wide health information systems while meeting regulatory requirements
  • Analyze the impact of privacy and security, ethics, professional standards, and the law on health information
  • Assess public policy and healthcare procedures to support U.S. and global health information management
  • Safeguard the accuracy and integrity of health information to facilitate real-time healthcare delivery and critical decision-making

Additionally, the degree offers one of the lowest tuition rates compared to any other online graduate HIM program in the country. 

Career Prospects

The MS in Health Information Management online degree prepares individuals to become information management professionals who can work proficiently with clinicians and health services administrators to develop clear and effective health information strategies for their healthcare organizations, as well as carry out these strategies using a variety of applications.

In its most recent report (September 2019), the Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipated an 18% growth in the medical and healthcare manager sector between 2018 and 2028. The median annual wage for medical and health service managers in the U.S. was $99,730 in September 2019.

Mission Statement

The mission of the CUNY School of Professional Studies MS in Health Information Management degree program is to meet the demand for mastered prepared HIM professionals in the healthcare ecosystem in New York City, New York State, and the nation. This program aims to meet this demand by preparing HIM professionals to implement and manage health information in complex healthcare environments.

Admissions Criteria

Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Applicants are required to write a personal statement, upload a resume, and provide two letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation may be submitted before or after submitting an application. Please note that an individual interview may be necessary.

Students who do not have prior background in health information management may need to take additional prerequisite/and or requisite course content as defined by the academic program. Those with a variety of undergraduate majors and professional backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

 

Application Deadlines

  • Fall 2024 Priority Deadline: April 4, 2024
  • Fall 2024 Regular Deadline: May 16, 2024
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Recent News About Master of Science in Health Information Management

Teaching Science Online Worldwide

June 26, 2023

International Higher Education Teaching & Learning Association

Dr. James W. Brown, a science educator and adjunct faculty member in the CUNY SPS health information management program, presented at the 2023 International Higher Education Teaching & Learning Association conference in Scotland. His talk, "Teaching Science Online Worldwide," explored how online science courses can help re-invent the science experience.
Three graduates of the first CUNY SPS MS HIM class smile and wave before the 2023 Commencement ceremony

CUNY SPS Salutes First Class of MS in Health Information Management Graduates

June 20, 2023

The first graduating class from the MS in Health Information Management includes 18 graduates who earned their degree in 2023.

Class of 2023 Graduate Smiles and Poses with her Diploma at CUNY SPS Commencement Ceremony

Class of 2023 Honored With Accolades and Advice

May 30, 2023

CUNY SPS' largest graduating class to date celebrated their milestone during the 2023 Commencement ceremony.

Woman smiling while typing on laptop

MS in Health Information Management Earns CAHIIM Accreditation

April 12, 2023

The Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) accredited the program following a rigorous review process.