Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management (BSHIM)
- Minimum GPA 2.50/4.00
- Official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended
- Resume highlighting the applicant’s education and experience
- Three recommendation forms
- Interview to determine eligibility, interest and purpose of study
- Non-refundable $60 application fee.
- Students with international transcripts will need to pay an additional $50 evaluation fee.
- UIC BS HIM: Course Outline
- Successful completion of the following undergraduate courses(60 semester or 90 quarter total transferable credit hours):
- Prerequisite health information management courses or equivalent(4 courses, 15-17 credit hours)
- KN 252 – Human Anatomy and Physiology I
- KN 254 – Human Anatomy and Physiology II
- PSCH 242 – Introduction to Research Psychology, or STAT 101 Introduction to Statistics
- IDS 200 – Introduction to Management Information Systems
- UIC’s General Education requirements (10 courses, 35-37 credit hours, plus 3 or more electives to total 60 credit hours) or completion of the Illinois Articulation Initiative General Education Core Curriculum (View Course Outline for more information.)
Master of Science in Health Information Management
- Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
- Cumulative GPA at least 3.0/4.0 for the last 60 hours of the undergraduate degree
- Personal statement
- No GRE or GMAT required
- Completion of the prerequisite coursework, which may be completed after admission to the program. (Equivalent coursework or professional experience will be considered. Students are encouraged to complete prerequisite coursework prior to or during the first semester to avoid delay in enrolling in required courses)
Total Score: 95
Overall Score 7
Overall Score: 54
Total Score: 585 or higher
English Proficiency Waiver Letter Instructions
The request for English Proficiency test scores automatically populates in the checklist for International applicants. If the international applicant intends to submit a waiver letter please select that option on the application. For a domestic or permanent resident applicant that is required to fulfill the English proficiency requirement, the request for test scores does not populate. Admissions audits the application, and then adds the option of the test score requirement or a waiver letter.
Two start dates per year offer the flexibility to begin your program. Classes are offered in each Summer, Fall and Spring semester. Each course is eight weeks long, enabling you to take up to two classes per semester for the graduate programs and four to six for the bachelor’s program. Please note that the application deadlines for the Health Information Management programs may differ from the university’s application deadlines.
All dates are subject to change, please contact your enrollment advisor to confirm.
- Application Deadline – 4/1/21
- Classes Begin – 5/17/21
- Application Deadline – 7/1/21
- Classes Begin – 8/23/21
- Application Deadline – 11/1/20
- Classes Begin – 1/11/21
*BSHIM is not offered in the Summer term
Master of Science (MSHIM) in Health Information Management Program
The materials listed below are required to be considered for admission to the Master of Science in Health Information Management program. Supplemental application materials including a resume, course outline form, and recommendation forms may all be uploaded through the Document Upload process.
- Transcripts – You will upload official transcripts from all schools you attended (can be electronic). Once you are accepted, you will be required to send official transcripts to our Graduate Admissions Office.
- 2 Recommendation Forms – You will list the email address of 2 recommenders and the Graduate Admissions Office will send the form (Must be current or former manager or supervisor and/or professor(s)).
- Resume – A resume including educational background, work experience, and honors/awards/activities, if applicable.
- Personal Statement – Answer seven questions to fill out your personal statement.
- Application Fee – A $70 nonrefundable application fee. Students with international transcripts will need to pay an additional $50 evaluation fee.