Healthcare Information Systems
Format: Hybrid, Online
Healthcare information technology makes it possible for healthcare providers to better manage patient care through secure use and sharing of health information. Professionals who are aware of the interconnection between information technology, people, healthcare, and the healthcare system are in short supply. In this Master's program you will gain the knowledge and skills needed to use information technology in order to improve healthcare delivery and ultimately enhance patient outcomes.
Sacred Heart's online MS in HIS will complement the knowledge and expertise of professionals currently involved in healthcare information technology. However, the program’s plan of study also accommodates the needs of healthcare professionals with little knowledge of computing and information technology experience as well as for IT professionals with little knowledge of healthcare environments and who seek employment and/or advancement in a health care information technology setting. You will gain the knowledge and skills to make an immediate impact in healthcare information technology.
Employment of health information technicians is expected to increase by 20%, much faster than the average, for all occupations through 2018, according to the US Department of Labor. With increasing use of electronic health records, more technicians and tech-savvy health practitioners will be needed to address the new responsibilities associated with electronic data management.
This unique ONLINE program is specifically designed to maximize the number of potential career
roles the HIS Professional will assume.
New England Association of Schools & Colleges (NEASC)
Admission requirements for the HIS program include:
•Official transcripts showing a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above
•Personal essay/statement: Why do you want to pursue the Sacred Heart University MS in Healthcare Information Systems program?
•Two letters of recommendation
•A Curriculum Vitae or resume
# of Credits Required:
International Student Requirements:
Students holding an undergraduate degree from outside the United States must have their academic credentials verified and evaluated by an independent evaluation service. Sacred Heart University accepts course-by-course evaluations from World Education Service (WES). You can review their procedure and complete the necessary application process on the WES website.
All international graduate applicants for whom English is not their native language are required to submit an official test score report from one of the following exams: TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB, Pearson PTE or iTEP exam.
The following minimum scores are accepted:
TOEFL PBT: 570
TOEFL iBT: 90
Tuition & Financial Aid
Cost Per Credit Hour:
Tuition In-State Full Time:
Tuition Out of State Full Time:
Financial Aid Offered: Yes
Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities I
Institution Sector: Private not-for-profit
Locale: Large Suburb
Size & Settings: 5,000 - 9,999