University of South Carolina

Master of Health Info Technology


902 Sumter Street

Columbia, SC 29208

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Health Info Technology

Format: Online

Program Description:

Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010 and the HITECH Act in 2009 (Health IT for Economic and Clinical Health), health care in America has gone through radical changes.

The transition from paper to electronic health information is impacting the operation of health care on every level. It involves not only medical providers of all types, but health IT vendors, government agencies, third party payers, researchers, and patients, all combining forces in new ways, with the goal of creating greater access to quality health care at an affordable cost.

For those in the information technology field, this new cooperation among stakeholders could bring a variety of new career opportunities. Many organizations are now seeking IT experts with abilities in managing complex information systems, combined with a background in health care.

Program Effectiveness Outcomes

  • Employer Satisfaction: When asked to rate the performance of their interns from the MHIT program, our employers give them an average rating of 94.7 out of 100. (As of Spring 2018)
    Average Class Size: The average size of on-campus classes is 5 students; the average size of online classes is 20 students. (As of Spring 2018)
    Time to Program Completion: The average time to complete the MHIT degree is 18 months for full-time students and 24 months for part-time students. (As of Spring 2018)

Why Earn an M.H.I.T.?

An online Master of Health Information Technology (M.H.I.T.) degree program online at the University of South Carolina offers the type of knowledge you need to help healthcare organizations streamline processes and improve security of their data. You'll gain cutting-edge skills that will help qualify you for positions in a critically important, fast-growing field. These positions require expertise in the complexities of both health care administration and information technology. Growth in these positions is expected to outpace the broad economy over the next several years, and this program will align your career with the industry demand.

This programs offers:

  • specialized training in managing large-scale health information systems and data for clinical decision making
    expertise in key areas such as how health care is financed, administered and monitored
    hands-on experience using advanced technologies and innovative tools to improve health care
    real-life perspectives on the complexities of transforming the U.S. health care system and the role of IT
    analysis and project management skills that prepare you to use IT to help transform health care systems.


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Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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