Graduate – Master of Science in Healthcare Management and Informatics (MSHMI)

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 MSHMI 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 (CAHIIM), and input from our Advisory Boards.

Course Delivery

  • The program has a hybrid format, a combination of face-to-face and online courses.
  • The face-to-face courses are held on Friday evenings.
  • A new cohort, or group, of new students, is admitted each fall. This student group stays together, taking the same courses throughout the program.
  • The program is a total of 36 credit hours.
  • KSU’s MSHMI program is the only Master of Science in Healthcare Management and Informatics program in Georgia.

If you are an international student interested in this program, please visit the global admissions page for information on becoming a student at KSU.

Healthcare Management and Informatics Salary and Career Outlook

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 
  • Analyst 

These types of healthcare groups employ informatics graduates: 

  • Insurance companies 
  • Hospitals 
  • Government 
  • Medical equipment manufacturers 

Job Outlook growth projections: 18% 

Average salary projections – Different titles within Medical Management: 

  • Compliance Officer: $92,800 (Georgia)
  • Data Integrity Analyst, Director of Clinical Informatics, Research Scientist: $83,490 
  • Database Architect: $107,800 (Georgia)
  • Chief Technology Officer: $118,600 (Georgia)

Sources: Burning Glass (December 2021); U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics; HIMSS 2019 Salary Survey

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.  

Department Contact Information

Healthcare Management and Informatics
Kennesaw State University

Sweta Sneha, PhD 
Executive Director and Professor, Healthcare Management and Informatics  
(470) 578-2436 

College of Graduate and Professional Education 
(470) 578-4377 

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1Program tuition is an estimate based on the average student's time to complete. Costs for books, travel, other miscellaneous fees (parking, labs, graduation, etc.) are not included. Tuition and fee changes are posted in the Spring and are effective for Fall semester. Please note that fees are subject to change at the end of any academic term without prior notice. For additional information, see tuition and fees or graduate program financial aid.