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Master of Science in Health Information Management (MSHIM)

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The 100% online Master of Science in Health Information Management program curriculum encompasses medical records, use and storage of patient data, coding, and leadership. Learn how to manage healthcare data and information resources.

Examine the social, ethical, organizational, and legal issues associated with health information systems and electronic health records.

Explore a detailed analysis of various health information systems and study the pressing legal, security and privacy issues associated with the management of electronic medical records.

Acquire the expertise necessary to take and pass the prestigious Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) certification exam*.

*pending accreditation

Career Outcomes

  • Medical Records Manager
  • Compliance Officer
  • Health Information Management Director
  • Revenue Integrity Analyst
  • Privacy Officer
  • Clinical Documentation Improvement Manager

Surveyed Program Graduate Salary Range:
between $75,000 and $150,000 per year.

UIC’s program shows us there are many areas that we can go into with an HIM degree. Many hospitals are converting to an electronic health record, so this is an excellent time to enter that area.

Mayoor Patel, HIM Graduate

Tuition Heading link

  • $750 per Credit Hour

    Fixed Tuition Costs with Pay-As-You-Go plans.

  • Only 39 Credit Hours

    To Earn Your Degree

  • $29,250*

    Total Tuition Cost

*Library and Technology Fees are an additional $19 per credit hour. Note: The Online MSHIM is a Full Cost Recovery Program and is not eligible for tuition waivers by University of Illinois employees.

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Academic TermApplication DeadlineClasses Begin
Spring 202311/1/221/9/23

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  • Bachelor's Degree

    Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution that equals a U.S. bachelor’s degree.

  • Official Transcripts

    Registrar-issued transcripts (copies) from all colleges or universities attended. Transcripts must state degree conferred from awarding institution.

    International students refer to: International Requirements.

  • 3.0 GPA

    Grade Point Average (GPA) minimum 3.0/4.0 cumulative for for the last 60 hours of the undergraduate degree.

Master of Science in Health Information Management Courses Heading link

The Master of Science in Health Information Management degree is designed to impart the knowledge and critical skills important for helping organizations develop and implement effective health information management strategies, advance the quality of patient care and safeguard the integrity of electronic health records. Many areas of study are covered in this 100% online program to help prepare students for the various roles defined by health information management.

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The Master’s Degree Health Information Management Program is in Candidacy Status, pending accreditation review by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).  Students who complete the program satisfactorily will be eligible to sit for the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) certification exam, pending accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). 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 info@cahiim.org.

*Library and Technology Fees are an additional $19 per credit hour. Note: The Online MSHIM is a Full Cost Recovery Program and is not eligible for tuition waivers by University of Illinois employees.

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