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MS, HIIM Curriculum Map
MS, HIIM Curriculum Plan
MS, HIIM Plan of Studies

The MS in HIIM program can be taken completely on-line, on campus or as a hybrid combining the two modes of learning. Students should choose the format that fits their schedule best.

The MS in HIIM is a 39 s.h. (health informatics: thesis or internship) or 45 s.h. (RHIA) degree consisting of 30 s.h. of core courses and 9 or 15 s.h. of concentration courses from one of the following options:

  1. thesis - students complete a research thesis under the guidance of a faculty mentor
  2. professional experience - students complete a clinical internship
  3. health information management - students take courses that allow them to be eligible to take the RHIA examination.

The program can be completed in 2 – 2 ½ years for full-time students taking 3 courses per semester and who take courses during the summer terms. Part-time students taking 2 courses per semester may need 3-3 ½ years to complete the program of study. Again this depends on whether the student takes courses during the summer terms.

All degree requirements must be completed within six years of matriculation.

Transfer credit hours

If you are accepted into the MS HIIM program, up to fifteen hours from the graduate certificate program can be transferred for credit in the MS HIIM program. Please, refer to the ECU graduate school policy about transferring graduate level course work from other graduate level institutions.

Course Descriptions

Individual course descriptions with the prefix COHE and BIOS can be found HERE.

The curriculum is designed based on standards published by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM).


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