The Catholic University of America

Master of Science in Information Technology with a concentration in Health Information Technology


The Catholic University of America offers a Master of Science in Information Technology program with a concentration in Health Information Technology (MSIT-HIT) to prepare graduates for leadership positions in the management of health information systems. This program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to develop and manage health-care information systems that support patient care and medical research.

The Program

The program  requires 12 three-credit graduate courses (36 credits), including ten courses from the Department of Library and Information Science, one course from the School of Nursing, and a Capstone Research Project coordinated by the Department of Library and Information Science. The degree requirements can be completed in two to three years of part-time study.

Important Note for LIS Students

The MSIT-HIT degree is different from the Master of Science in Library and Information Science degree. It is not the same as the health sciences course of study of LIS.

Students need to be admitted into the MSIT-HIT program to enroll in MSIT-HIT courses. Although some MSIT-HIT course titles are the same as LSC courses, the course content is substantially different and LIS course credits will not be counted toward the new degree program. Students who wish to complete both degrees must apply for each separately and complete the requirements of each program.

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