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Master of Science in Health Informatics

Upcoming Information Sessions

Join us to learn more about the MSHI program. Information sessions will be held at the College of Health Professions in room A102 at 12 PM EST and via Webex. RSVP to

  • January 23, 2019
  • February 25, 2019
  • March 19, 2019


Conference Exhibits

The Department of Healthcare Leadership and Management will host booth exhibits at the following conferences.  Please stop by to learn more about the MSHI program.

HIMSS 2019 Global Conference & Exhibition

Orlando, Florida
Orange County Convention Center
Booth 7964
Tuesday, February 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday, February 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday, February 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

ACHE 2019 Congress on Healthcare Leadership

Chicago, Illinois
Hilton Chicago
Booth TBD
Monday, March 4
Tuesday, March 5
Wednesday, March 6


About the Program

The Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI) program at the Medical University of South Carolina is designed to ensure graduates are prepared to select, implement, use, and evaluate health care information systems such as electronic health records (EHRs), data management, and analytic systems.

The program is primarily for working health care professionals who desire to specialize in the field of health care information systems, data management and analytic systems. Currently, many health care organizations, like MUSC, are in the midst of implementing or upgrading their EHR systems, driven largely by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Information (HITECH) Act of 2009. Eligible hospitals and physician practices are seeking to improve patient safety, ensure quality, and reduce unnecessary and duplicate care. With impending changes in how providers are reimbursed, there is a growing demand for individuals who have the knowledge, skills and abilities to easily capture, analyze and act on patient- and population-level health information. Individuals skilled in health informatics will be critical to the organization’s success.

The Department of Healthcare Leadership and Management is ideally suited to offer this program. By its very nature, the department and college are interdisciplinary and bring together faculty and students from a wide range of health professions. This program was developed with widespread input from informatics experts across campus, and our faculty includes experts in the field of health informatics, and researchers who study the impact of health IT on quality, safety and efficiency. The program offers a thesis option to students interested in conducting health informatics research.

The program prepares students to assume positions such as:

  • Data Analytics Officers
  • Clinical Systems Analysts
  • Health IT Project Managers
  • Chief Medical/Nursing Officers

Depending upon the plan of study, students will be enrolled in two or three Internet-based courses each semester - full time students will take three courses and part time students will take two courses each semester. Students will need to attend one on-campus session per semester which will typically be organized as one four day long weekend. The on-campus sessions are generally offered in June, September and January of each academic year.

For questions related to the MSHI degree, tuition and courses, please contact Dr. Abby Kazley, Health Informatics Division Director, by email at or by phone at 843-792-0012.

The masters degree Health Informatics Program is in Candidacy Status, pending accreditation review by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).