Program Overview

Canisius College offers a Master of Science in Health Information Technology. This program is designed for students who have already completed a bachelor’s degree and are currently working in the health care, technology, healthcare policy, public health, or related fields. This program combines healthcare, business, and information technology to help healthcare professionals gain a deeper understanding of health care operations.

Graduates will be prepared to assume leadership roles in the health care field. Indiviudals will gain skills needed to use health information as part of the decision-making and critical thinking used in the health field.

The program consists of 38 credit hours, two of which are professional project courses in Health Information Technology. Students will take courses in health care systems, introduction to health information technology, introduction to information and computer science, and more.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree:

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education


    Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher learning with a minimum 2.75 cumulative undergraduate grade point average (3.0 in major courses).

    School Overview

    In 1870, German Jesuits constructed a building to establish Canisius College in Buffalo New York. Today, this institute has grown to include 56 structures on 72 acres. More importantly, Canisius College still retains its Catholic and Jesuit heritage.

    Students can pursue over 100 majors, minors, and other programs of study, and Canisius offers students 1,000 plus courses, awarding associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees. For students seeking graduate level work, Canisius offers degrees in the fields of business, education, arts & sciences, counseling & human services, allied health, and administration. Options for completion include one hundred percent online coursework, hybrid courses with short residency requirements, half-online and half campus-based courses, and blended courses taught primarily face-to-face with an added web-based component. Canisius College supports distance learners with resources, such as technical help, tutorials, and an online learning readiness webpage.


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