MS in Health Information Management
Applicants will be considered on an individual basis by the BHIS Committee on Academic Affairs. Individuals determined to be deficient in one or more areas may be recommended to the Graduate College for admission upon the condition that any deficiencies are remedied through appropriate course work.
In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirements, applicants must meet the following program requirements:
- Baccalaureate Field From an accredited institution that is equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree.
- Grade Point Average At least 3.00/4.00 for the final 60 semester (90 quarter) hours of undergraduate study or for all terminal graduate degrees. Students with a GPA of 2.75 to 2.99 may be considered for conditional admission on limited standing. In addition to the previous requirements, the cumulative GPA for any graduate-level course work must be at least 3.00/4.00.
- Minimum English Competency Test Score
- TOEFL Applicants taking the iBT Test must have a minimum score of 95, with subscores of Reading 24, Listening 22, Speaking 24, and Writing 24.If the applicant has taken the revised Paper-Delivered Test, minimum scores in the range of 585–600 will be considered; in addition, the applicant must take the Test of Written English and submit scores in the range of 5–6.
- IELTS 7.0, with subscores of 6.5 for all four subscores, OR,
- PTE-Academic 54, with subscores of Reading 51, Listening 51, Speaking 53, and Writing 56.
- Transcripts Registrar-issued transcripts required from the following:
- All colleges or universities attended that conferred a degree and any earned hours
- All institutions where post-bachelor's course work was completed and credited
Transcripts must state degree conferred from awarding institution, including grading scale legends, transcript key, mark up sheets (usually on the back of the transcript).
International students should also refer to these requirements for international applicants.
- Letters of Recommendation Two required using the program’s criteria.
- Personal Statement Required. The statement should address the questions on the form provided in the application.
- Resume Applicant should submit a resume that highlights education and work experience.
- Other Requirements Prior academic work must include a one- or two-course sequence in human anatomy and physiology, medical terminology and pathophysiology taken within the last five years, or evidence of equivalent knowledge through education and experience, or demonstration of proficiency through exam. The courses may also be taken upon matriculation. A statistics module must be completed as part of the orientation course.
In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirements, students must meet the following program requirements:
- Minimum Semester Hours Required 39
|Prerequisite and Foundation Courses|
Evidence of knowledge through education and experience within the last five years, or demonstration of proficiency through exam of human anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, and medical terminology. This requirement may be satisfied after matriculation by completing the following courses:
|Medical Sciences and Human Pathophysiology|
|Medical Terminology for Health Information Management|
|Human Anatomy and Physiology I|
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II
|Health Information Technology and Systems|
|Health Information Management Theory and Practice|
|Quality Management and Data Analysis|
|Principles of Management and Human Resources|
|Legal Aspects, Risk Management, and Security of Health Information|
|Health Information Systems Analysis and Design|
|Healthcare Vocabularies and Clinical Classification Systems|
|Healthcare Revenue Cycle Management and Compliance|
|Health Information Research Methods and Evaluation|
|Executive Healthcare Financial Management|
|Health Information Management Capstone|
|Health Information Management Seminar|
- Comprehensive Examination None required.
- Thesis, Project, or Course-Work-Only Options: Course work only.