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The Health Information Systems (HIS) graduate program prepares professionals responsible for the development and management of health information systems consistent with the clinical, fiscal, administrative, ethical, and legal requirements of health care institutions. 

Why choose HIS at Pitt?

  • PITT and SHRS are currently ranked a top ten college in the US to study health professions according to College Factual as listed in a recent article in USA Today.
  • The HIS Concentration Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) Option: We offer specialized courses within the HIS concentration for students who are seeking eligibility to sit for the American Health Information Management (AHIMA) credentialing examination to become a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA). The RHIA has been listed as one of the top IT certifications worth having!


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Find out how the HIS program prepares you for professional work and view outcome assessments.

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View HIS admission requirements and application instructions.

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Learn about your curriculum options and view information on the HIS graduate internship requirement.

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Gain valuable real-world experience through a required internship.



HIS students may be eligible for these funding opportunities: 

AHIMA Foundation Merit Scholarships
PHIMA Student Scholarships
HIMSS Scholarships
Healthcare Leadership Scholarship

The Health Information Systems concentration leading to a Master of Science degree in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).