Dakota State University

820 N Washington Ave, Madison, SD 57042-1799

Bachelor of Science in Health Information Administration

Program Details

Electronic health records are fast becoming an important area of the medical community. You can become part of this new advancement in patient care with a Bachelor’s degree in Health Information Administration. Our degree combines the disciplines of medicine, management, finance, law and information technology, which gives our graduates the opportunity to have careers in variety of traditional and non-traditional healthcare settings. Our faculty are very active in health information professional organizations, including serving on state and national boards and committees. Our students utilize the latest software programs through the Virtual Lab of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) along with participating in supervised professional practices to achieve field experiences before graduation. Our programs are also accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Program Overview:

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery Format:
    100% Online
  • Completion Time:
    120
  • Tuition Basis :
    Per Semester Credit
  • In State Rate:
    $333.35
  • Out of State Rate:
    $333.35
  • Fees Overview :

    Note: an undergraduate non-resident computer science course rate of $458.10 per credit hour applies to 100-400 level courses with a CSC prefix.

  • Estimated Degree Cost - In State:
    $40,002.00
  • Estimated Degree Cost - Out Of State:
    $40,002.00
  • International Students Accepted:
    Yes
  • Accelerated Degree:
    No

Requirements

Applicants into DSU: First time freshmen under the age of 24 must meet one of three of the following requirements: ACT composite score (18 or above), or SAT Reasoning Test Math and Critical Reading (sub-score of 870 or above); cumulative 2.6 GPA (4.0 scale) or higher; rank in upper 60% of high school graduating class.

Prerequisite courses in English, math, laboratory science, social science, fine arts, and computer science are also recommended in order to be accepted into a bachelor’s program.

For students over the age of 24: must have graduated from high school, completed the GED with a combined score of a minimum of 2250 and a minimum of 410 on each test, or met state requirements for the high school equivalency certificate.

Acceptance into the HIA degree is selective. Students will need to complete a formal application to the program after completing the health information technology program or obtaining a registered health information technician (RHIT) certification.

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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