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Master's Degree

Health Information Management & Technology

Health Information Management & Technology
Master of Science
  • 36 credits
  • Transfer up to 12 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
  • $350 per credit hour
    (Europe & Downrange)

See our Tuition Rates page for details.

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Master skills in three healthcare areas: administration, information systems and technology, and leadership.

The master’s degree in health information management and technology at University of Maryland Global Campus is taught by healthcare technology professionals who will help you develop the expertise to oversee the complex coordination of your organization’s health information management needs. If you are an experienced healthcare professional or an IT specialist working in a healthcare setting, or you’re looking to transition to this exciting field, this program will help you obtain the skills and knowledge you need to apply best practices in health informatics and information management in the healthcare environment.

Total Credits Required: 36

Take the following courses in the order listed:

Initial Requirement

  • (0 Credits, UCSP 615)
    (to be taken within the first 6 credits of study)

The UCSP 615 requirement may be waived if you previously earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

Core Courses

  • (3 Credits, HCAD 600)
  • (3 Credits, MGMT 650)
  • (3 Credits, ITEC 610)
  • (3 Credits, HCAD 610)
  • HIMS 645
  • HIMS 650
  • HIMS 655
  • (3 Credits, HCAD 640)
  • (3 Credits, HCAD 650)
  • HIMS 661
  • (3 Credits, ITEC 640)

Capstone Course

  • HIMS 670

  • You are advised to take (3 Credits, HCAD 600) and (3 Credits, MGMT 650) first.
  • You will benefit most by taking the courses in the order listed.
  • You must have successfully completed 30 credits of program coursework, including HIMS 650, HIMS 655, and HIMS 661, before enrolling in HIMS 670.

General Master's Degree Requirements

  • You must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher at all times.
  • All degree requirements must be fulfilled within five consecutive years.
  • Any transfer credits must have been earned within the above five-year time frame to be applied toward a graduate degree.
  • Please review the overall master’s degree requirements for additional considerations.

Accelerated Pathway

If you completed your undergraduate degree at UMGC with coursework in health services management, an accelerated pathway between our undergraduate and graduate degree programs in this area allows you to reduce your total coursework for this program by up to 6 credits.

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Program Highlights

Develop skills and gain knowledge through coursework that draws from the expertise and experience of our respected faculty.

Industry Snapshot

This program is designed to help prepare you for health informatics and information management roles within the dynamics of the healthcare environment. Career fields include clinical and health data analysis, health information management, and health information or informatics consulting.

Healthcare Jobs
There are more than 23 million people employed in the healthcare and social assistance industry in the United States as of 2020.
Source: IBIS World | “Healthcare and Social Assistance in the U.S. Employment Statistics 2005-2026" | 2020

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Program Accreditations

Program Accreditation

Commission for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)

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Commission for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)

The Health Information Management accreditor of the University of Maryland Global campus is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for a Master degree in Health Information Management and Technology has been reaffirmed through 2024. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at

Special Designations

Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society

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Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society

UMGC is an Approved Education Partner of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, and our graduates are eligible to take the CAHIMS/CPHIMS (Certified Associate/Professional in Health Information and Management Systems) certification exams.

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