Health Information Management, B.S. to Health Data Science, M.S. Accelerated Program
Saint Louis University's accelerated B.S. in Health Information Management/M.S. in Health Data Science is designed for students who demonstrate academic success in health information management and related coursework.
The Program in Health Information Management is a unique undergraduate program that blends the study of medical sciences, information technology, legal concepts, and healthcare management.
Students in the HIM Program learn the nuances of healthcare delivery, healthcare data, data management, health information technology, and medical-legal aspects. This knowledge establishes a strong foundation for students interested in pursuing a M.S. in Health Data Science.
Students retain undergraduate status, financial aid, and tuition rates until their undergraduate degree is conferred after year four. At that time, students attain official graduate student status, pay graduate tuition, and become eligible for graduate assistantships.
For additional information see the catalog entries for the following programs:
The B.S. in Health Information Management is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
Eligibility requirements include:
Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00
Students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing with Saint Louis University and the Doisy College of Health Sciences.
Students must be in their sixth semester of collegiate study and on the accelerated HIM to HDS track and submit a letter of HDS interest to the HIM program.
Students will substitute designated graduate HDS courses for undergraduate HIM courses in the seventh and eighth semesters.
In the eighth semester, the student will apply to the HDS program.
Accepted students will continue M.S. in HDS graduate coursework in the summer semester after graduating with a B.S in HIM
Roadmaps are recommended semester-by-semester plans of study for programs and assume full-time enrollment unless otherwise noted.
Courses and milestones designated as critical (marked with !) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation. Transfer credit may change the roadmap.
This roadmap should not be used in the place of regular academic advising appointments. All students are encouraged to meet with their advisor/mentor each semester. Requirements, course availability and sequencing are subject to change.