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This program is no longer accepting students. A Master of Science in Health Informatics program is now available with both on-campus and online options.

Master of Science in Health Information Systems

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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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Pitt's HIS program prepares you for professional work analyzing, designing, implementing and evaluating health information systems. An online MS in Health Informatics program is currently available.

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Students with a variety of backgrounds are encouraged to apply to Pitt's HIS program but must meet these admission requirements.

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HIS students work closely with an advisor to design an in-depth study of Health Informatics. Learn more about the HIS curriculum options.

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Choose from a wide variety of settings to gain valuable real-world experience through a required HIS internship.

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Program Outcomes

Our HIM program outcomes are impressive! Check out the results of our most recent assessment report. 


Results from the 2016 outcomes assessment reported to CAHIIM in the 2017 Annual Program Report (APAR) indicate:

A 100% employer satisfaction rate
A 100% graduate satisfaction rate
A 100% graduation rate


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). The Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) exam qualifies you as a Health Information Management expert to all future employers.