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

Informatics studies the representation, processing, and communication of information in natural and engineered systems. It has computational, cognitive and social aspects.

What is the Master of Science in Healthcare Management and Informatics (MSHMI) degree?

This degree integrates information technology, computing, data analytics, and healthcare delivery processes, along with leadership and management principles.  
The program prepares you for leadership in healthcare delivery. You learn how to manage complex data for optimal outcomes within any of those inter-related entities.    

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. It is also a cohort program, meaning new students are admitted annually in the Fall term. The course is a total of 36 credit hours. It is the only Masters of Science in Healthcare Management and Informatics in Georgia.

In order to ensure the quality of the graduate program, the design and curricular components are based on the nationally accepted standards set up by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics, Information Management Education (CAHIIM) and input from our Advisory Boards.

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/ Risk Management Officer:  $89,230 
  • Data Integrity Analyst, Director of Clinical Informatics, Research Scientist:  $83,490 
  • Data Architect, Chief Technology Officer:  $98,180 

Sources: 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 

Lacie Self 
Program Coordinator, IS Graduate, 
Department of Information Systems 
(470) 578-7742