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M.S. in Health Information Systems Administration

Earn Your M.S. in Health Information Systems Administration

The Master of Science in Health Information Systems Administration is a highly marketable degree designed to meet the demand for leaders with advanced data analysis skills in the health information and informatics field. You will learn how to design, implement, and manage health information systems technology and evaluate data to support clinical, financial and administrative systems.

August 23, 2021
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Advance in leadership roles and earn a higher salary.


Explore different classification systems to code patient information for maintaining thorough medical histories and insurance reimbursement databases.


Presented from a Christian worldview, this degree is supported by award-winning faculty in Virginia Beach.

To learn more about this program, please complete the Request Information form on this page.

Upon completion of this program, you’ll be able to:

  • Improve IT infrastructures, train information systems teams and report findings to top-level medical executives.
  • Operate electronic health records with efficiency and curb avoidable medical errors.
  • Effectively communicate with healthcare practitioners and other support staff to ensure understanding of new technologies and systems among users.


  • Health Information Systems Manager
  • Chief Medical Information Officer
  • Electronic Health Records Specialist
  • Data Quality Manager
  • Department Director

Compares and contrasts strategic thinking with strategic planning and presents the value of both. Students study the leader’s role in organizational change – creating and preventing change, as well as determining the organization’s readiness for change. In addition, students explore the reasons for resistance to change and strategies for coping with resistance.

History and evolution of the US health care system; structure and function of health care organizations and a systems approach to administration and management. Overview of the interaction among major health care subsystems.

Quantitative research methods in health care settings. Overview of research with attention to various purposes and approaches. Statistical software introduced as a tool to analyze, interpret, and present data. Prerequisite: Introduction to Statistics or equivalent.

Fundamentals of informatics, health information, and records systems. Students learn clinical and administrative information needs and use of computer tools for healthcare organizations; interrelationships between administrative data and clinical systems; and differences between and Electronic Medical Record (EMR), Electronic Health Record (EHR), and a Personal Health Record (PHR).

An in-depth view of health care IT systems, data and document management and information challenges facing health care knowledge workers. Students explore the implementation of electronic content management systems and interoperable electronic health records, data models, data conversion, data warehousing, data mining and mechanisms for data sharing and transfer.

Explores specific healthcare IT standards and reviews the benefits that the adoption of standards brings toward the successful healthcare transformation; reviews legacy standards and terminologies, ICD-9, ICD-10, SNOMED, HL7, X12, DICOM, NCPDP, HITSP, HIPAA, NIST, XDS, XDS-I, etc. The role of non-medical standards in medical informatics also studied.

Applies the principles of information systems analysis and design to health processes and applications. The analysis and logical design of business processes and management information systems focusing on the systems development life cycle and techniques for logical system design.

HIT trending/forecasting, capital budgeting process, and return on investment; issues such as supply chain management, clinical algorithms, and care plans/clinical pathways and implementation strategies as related to IT purchases; development of rules, implementation of systems, and the evaluation of decision support systems in the HIT arena.

Covers ethical and legal dilemmas faced by healthcare providers and administrators. Values and ethics related to the development and formation of the healthcare system and health policy in the United States.

In-depth investigation of health care accounting and finance; focuses on operations of health care organizations and how organizations use accounting and financial systems for decision making; basic accounting and financial statement analyses, cost accounting, cost shifting, budgeting, managing accounts receivable, materials management, and Health Care economics.

Foundational topics in data science focused on healthcare data. Students will understand and become familiar with healthcare data and make inferences based on data.

Capstone course on implementation of EHR/health information exchange with focus on clinical transformation; includes completion of a work-related healthcare IT project requiring. Prerequisite: successful completion of all MHIA courses with a grade of B or better.

2021-22 Semester Check-In Deadlines:

All new students are expected to check-in for the semester two weeks before the session start date. Students should apply, be accepted, enroll in their first courses, and confirm a plan to pay for their courses prior to this date.

SessionSemester Check-InSession Start Date
Session AFriday, August 13Monday, August 23
Session MFriday, September 10Monday, September 20
Session BFriday, October 15Monday, October 25
Session CTuesday, December 21Monday, January 10
Session TFriday, January 28Monday, February 7
Session DFriday, March 4Monday, March 14
Session EFriday, April 29Monday, May 9
Session FFriday, June 10Monday, June 20

The admissions committee will consider the following criteria:

  • Academic achievement
  • Vision clarity and alignment with program outcomes
  • Writing quality
  • Leadership experience


Master’s applicants must:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or an equivalent degree from a foreign institution, as evaluated by a credential evaluating agency.
  • Submit all application materials such that they are received by the application deadline. Admission interviews are by invitation only and may be requested.

Application Process:

1. Complete Your Online Application

Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office for assistance.

2. Pay Your $50 Application Fee

Pay the $50 nonrefundable application fee by check or money order mailed to Regent University, Enrollment Support Services, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.

3. Complete an Admissions Questionnaire Regarding Your Professional Goals and Interests

4. Resume

5. Government-Issued ID

To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Please email a scanned copy or photograph of it to with the subject line: Government ID.

6. Submit your Unofficial College Transcripts*

Unofficial transcripts from a U.S.-based school, indicating successful completion of a bachelor’s degree program, can be used for an admissions decision. Submit your unofficial transcript to using the subject line: M.S. in Healthcare Information Systems Administration Application Pieces.

Non-U.S. transcripts must be evaluated by an NACES-approved company. See the International Admissions Checklist for details.

*Upon conditional acceptance to the program by review of unofficial transcripts, Regent University will attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution, which indicate successful completion of a bachelor’s degree. We will notify you if your previous institution will not release transcripts directly to us.

Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.


DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
M.S. in Health Information Systems Administration$6756$4,050

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
M.S. in Health Information Systems Administration$6759$6,075

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800
University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

Part-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
M.S. in Health Information Systems Administration$6756$4,050

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
M.S. in Health Information Systems Administration$6759$6,075

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$750
University Services Fee (Online Students)$600

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

Estimated Cost of Attendance: View the estimated cost of attendance to see an example of the total cost of tuition and fees.

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