Health Information Technology

The Master of Science in Health Information Technology (HIT) is designed for professionals in either health or information technology who are seeking masters level specialization in information systems dedicated to healthcare. The degree emphasizes data management, financial systems, and information security as well as treatment progress, patient management and outcome measurement. 

The program prepares graduates for mid-level positions in hospital information technology departments, community health care clinics’ medical records departments, public health agencies, government health departments (federal, state and local),  research departments for medical and health schools. The degree consists of 30 semester hours, available to both full and part-time students, and courses are scheduled during the late afternoon and evening sessions to accommodate the working professional.  Summer course work is also available.

Admission Requirements & Application

Eligibility for regular admission includes:

  • Completed application form
  • Application fee
  • Official transcript(s) from each college/university attended
  • Completion of a bachelor's degree
  • 3.0 (B) undergraduate/graduate grade point average or better
  • Two letters of recommendation using required form 
  • Statement of purpose

Admission to this program is by cohort during the fall semester only.  The application deadline is March 15th.  The university’s academic policies for graduate students apply.

Program Requirements

Core Coursework
HHS 503Medical Information Systems3
HHS 570Information Science and Ethics3
HIT 500Economics of Healthcare3
HIT 510Management of Healthcare Data3
HIT 520Clinical & Evidence Based Med3
ISM 525Computer and Info Systems3
ISM 575Information Management3
ISM 641Enterprise Architecture Netwrk3
Select six credit hours:6
Applied Statistical Modeling
Financing Health & Medical Sys
Program Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation
Quantitative Research & Stats
Principles of Epidemiology
Healthcare Administration
Health Care and the Law
Graduate Research
Topics in Health IT
Graduate Internship
Information Assurance
Info Tech Project & Chg Mgmt
IT Policy and Strategy
Business Intelligence
Information System Quality
Total Credit Hours30

Learning Goals

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the organization of the U.S. health service delivery system.
  2. Understand major concepts of health care administration and financing.
  3. Demonstrate understanding of the government organizations and policy processes involved in health policy.
  4. Show knowledge of determinants of individual and population health and risk factors for illness, health behavior and its impact on the health care system.
  5. Understand the ethical implications and resource distribution impacts of health policy.