Master of Science in Health Administration Informatics

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The Master of Science in Health Administration Informatics is accredited by the Commission for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM). CAHIIM is an independent organization that accredits health informatics and health information management degree programs.

The Master of Science in Health Administration Informatics (MSHAI) degree has a dual emphasis: health care administration and informatics (information science) applied to the health care industry. It is geared toward health care professionals as well as information technology professionals who work in health care settings.

Program Overview

The curriculum requires 36 credits of coursework, two integrative health care administration informatics courses, one of which is a capstone, five technology courses, four health care administration courses; and a research methods course.


Program Rules

Students must have successfully completed 30 credits prior to enrolling in HAIN 670.


  1. Candidates for this program should have at least three years of professional work experience in a health care setting or in information technology in a health care setting
  2. The recommended first courses are HCAD 600 and ITEC 610.
  3. Students will benefit most by taking the courses in the order listed.
  4. Students who wish to improve their graduate writing skills may take COMM 600, Academic Writing for Graduate Students (3).
  5. Prior to enrolling in HCAD 640, students pursuing this program should have successfully completed (minimum grade of B or better at the graduate level or C or better at the undergraduate level) a three credit course in financial decision making.
  6. Students who have not had any recent statistics use should take UCSP 630 prior to taking HAIN 650.

Required Courses

UCSP 615 Orientation to Graduate Studies at UMUC (0), to be taken within the first 6 credits of study

  • HCAD 600 Introduction to Health Care Administration (3)
  • ITEC 610 Information Technology Foundations (3)
  • HAIN 650 Research Methods for Health Care Managers (3)
  • INFA 610 Foundations of Information Security and Assurance (3)
  • HAIN 655 Health Data Management (3)
  • HCAD 640 Financial Management for Health Care Organizations (3)
  • HCAD 650 Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration (3)
  • HAIN 661 The Application of Information Technology in Health Care Administration (3)
  • ITEC 640 Information Technology Project Management (3)
  • DBST 651 Relational Database Systems (3)
  • IMAT 637 IT Acquisitions Management (3)
Capstone Course

HAIN 670 Health Administration Informatics Capstone (3)

Note: HCAD courses are only available to students enrolled in a health care administration specialization, degree, or certificate program or the health administration informatics degree.

Note: Some course titles and numbers were revised beginning with the fall 2007 semester. If you began your program prior to fall 2007 and have chosen to follow the pre-fall 2007 curriculum, please refer to the pre-fall 2007 Study Plan to determine your degree requirements.

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