MS in Health Information Management

Admission Requirements

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 coursework.

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 coursework must be at least 3.00/4.00.
  • Minimum English Competency Test Score
    • TOEFL iBT 95, with subscores of Reading 24, Listening 22, Speaking 24, and Writing 24, OR,
    • IELTS Academic 7.0, with 6.5 in each of the 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.

Degree Requirements

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
Required Courses
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 Coursework-Only Options: Coursework only.