Master of Science in Healthcare Management and Informatics

Kennesaw State’s MSHMI program brings together informatics - the representation, processing, and communication of information in natural and engineered systems - with administrative skills.  This combined curriculum will prepare you for leadership in the healthcare delivery industry through integrating information systems, computing, data analytics healthcare delivery processes, and leadership and management principles. This program will teach you to manage complex data for optimal outcomes. 

To ensure the quality of the MSH graduate program, the design and curricular components are based on the nationally accepted standards set by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics, Information Management Education, and input from our Advisory Boards.

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Program Snapshot

Program Format: Hybrid

Number of Credit Hours: 36 Total Hours

Entry Terms: Fall

Time to Complete: 24-month Program

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall, August 1st
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Admissions Requirements

Admission to the Master in Healthcare Management and Informatics program is based on a competitive evaluation of the pool of applicants who complete the following:

  • STEP 1: Complete the Online Application
    There is a non-refundable $60 application fee.
  • STEP 2: Submit College Transcripts
    Official transcripts from EACH College and/or University you have attended. Must be in a sealed envelope from the institution or sent electronically from the institution directly to ksugrad@kennesaw.edu.
  • STEP 3: Submit a GMAT of GRE test score
    This is optional.
  • Step 4: Submit your Resume or Curriculum Vitae
    You can do this in the application.
  • STEP 5: Submit an Application Letter
    This letter (maximum of 300 words) outlines the candidate's professional and educational goals and provides a rationale for why/how this program will meet the candidate's career aspirations. This letter can be uploaded into the online application or submitted to ksugrad@kennesaw.edu.
  • STEP 6: Submit Two Letters of Recommendation
    These letters should be from individuals who can accurately assess your potential for success in this academic program and/or in the healthcare and informatics professions. This is optional.
  • NOTE: International Applicants
    Kennesaw State University (KSU) prides itself in being a globally engaged university and welcomes applications from diverse students around the world. For admission to the program, international students have additional requirements which are outlined in the "Graduate Admission" section of the catalog and on the Graduate Admission's website. All international students are required to submit official TOEFL of IELTS scores and have them sent directly to KSU. Once your application is complete, an admission decision will be made within 14 days.
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Healthcare Management and Informatics Degree Benefits at Kennesaw State

  • Find New Career Options – Due to the high demand for informatics skills in the medical industry, you’ll have new career options.

  • Network Across Fields – You’ll have the opportunity to learn from faculty and peers in all levels of the medical industry – from hospital systems to medical insurance and government. 

  • Fits In Your Busy Schedule - Online and Friday evening courses allow you to readily blend your studies with your work schedule.  

What can you do with Healthcare Management and Informatics degree?

Upon graduation, you will be ready to tackle these types of leadership roles in healthcare: 

  • Chief medical informatics officer 
  • Chief information officer 
  • Project manager 
  • Vice president of information technology 
  • Developer 

These types of healthcare groups employ informatics graduates: 

  • Insurance companies 
  • Hospitals 
  • Government 
  • Medical equipment manufacturers 
  • Analyst 

Healthcare Management and Informatics Salary and Career Information


Department of Information Systems and Security

Kennesaw State University
Department of Information Systems and Security
Coles College of Business
Burruss Building, Room 255
560 Parliament Garden Way NW
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Mail Drop #0401

Phone: 470-578-2436

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