Master’s Degree in Health Information Management Online

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Program at a Glance

  • Focus on clinical information, resources, workflow, and connectivity within the health care and public health sectors.
  • Apply your learning to real-world health information management issues through a final capstone project.
  • Earn your master's degree in health information management 100% online while meeting the demands of your career.
Upcoming Start Dates

We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.

Course Effort
15 Hours per Week
Course Length
10-Week Terms
Average Completion
1.5 years
Of Full-Time Study
Credits Required
48
(32 Semester Credits)
Cost per Credit
$420

Master of Health Information Management Overview

Health information management (HIM) is a rapidly evolving field with diverse opportunities for qualified professionals. The curriculum intersects business, health care, and data management, and gives you the expertise needed to advance into leadership, administration, education, and research positions in the industry.

Coursework focuses on the design, selection, implementation, support, and maintenance of global health information systems. The curriculum is reviewed and revised continually by industry experts to ensure it reflects the most recent developments in the fast-changing HIM field.

Curriculum is focused on preparing you to:

  • Design effective strategies based on concepts of leadership and health information management in administrative and business environments.
  • Analyze the impact of economics, ethics, professional standards, and the law on health information.
  • Evaluate public policy and health care policies and procedures to support the global health information management industry.
  • Compare financial data analytics to optimize health information systems.

What Is Health Information Management?

The field of health information is focused on acquiring, analyzing, and protecting patient medical information, in both digital and traditional formats.

Health information managers are responsible for the maintenance and security of all patient records and data. They also may supervise medical records workers and health information technicians.

See the University Catalog for policy and degree plan information specific to this program.

Purdue University Global Is Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

The HLC (HLCommission.org) is an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Practice-Focused Capstone

The health information management online degree program culminates in the successful completion of a capstone project that allows you to apply what you've learned to a challenging, real-world HIM problem or issue under the mentorship of a faculty advisor.

Admissions Requirements

A bachelor’s degree is required to enroll in a master’s degree program. You will need to provide an official transcript that shows completion of your bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, though an unofficial copy may be provided during the application process. Refer to the University Catalog or speak to an Advisor to learn more.

Ways to Save

  • Transfer Credits

    Earn credit for prior coursework completed at eligible institutions, including community colleges.

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  • Financial Aid

    Title IV federal financial aid is available for many of our degree programs.

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  • Corporate Partner Benefits

    Employees of Purdue Global partner organizations may be eligible for special tuition reductions.

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  • Military Tuition Reduction

    55% reduction per credit for current servicemembers, 38% per credit for veterans for undergraduate programs.

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  • International Tuition Reduction

    International students living outside of the United States are eligible for a 25% tuition reduction.

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What Courses Will I Take?

Courses within the online Master of Health Information Management explore:

  • Organizational development and management for health information
  • Human resources for health care managers
  • Health care financial management
  • Leadership in health care
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Sample Courses
  • Health Care Statistics
  • Project Management of Health Information Systems
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Information

Program Requirements

  • Core Credits
    48
  • Total Credits
    48

What Can You Do With a Health Information Management Degree?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical and health service manager, a category that includes health information manager, is projected to grow 32%, much faster than the average for all occupations, from 2020 to 2030. Candidates with a master's degree in health administration or a related field, as well as knowledge of health care IT systems, will likely have the best prospects.

Graduates of Purdue Global's Master of Health Information Management program could choose from many different career paths in a variety of settings including hospitals, health care clinics, HMO administrative offices, insurance providers, and long-term care organizations.

Top 5 Skills Employers Are Looking for:

  1. Speaking
  2. Critical Thinking
  3. Active Listening
  4. Coordination
  5. Judgement and Decision Making

Top Jobs with This Degree

Labor market, salary, and projected growth information are supplied by Emsi. Average salary range is based on national data. Projected growth represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2018–2030) at the state level and is based on your geographic location. Actual outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience, and opportunities for employment. Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment placement, salary level, or career advancement. Additional certification or licensing may be required to work in certain fields. Prior experience may be necessary for leadership positions.

Get to Know Our Faculty

Purdue Global faculty members are real-world practitioners who bring knowledge gained through the powerful combination of higher learning and industry experience.

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grad hat icon 98% Faculty members who have advanced degrees
diploma icon 50% Faculty members who hold a doctorate
tablet icon 237 Faculty publications in 2020–2021
student at desk icon More Than 36,000 Professional development hours logged by faculty in 2020–2021

Statistics include all Purdue Global faculty members and are not school or program-specific calculations. Source: Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, September 2021. 2020–2021 academic year.

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NOTES AND CONDITIONS

*Certification Exams: Students are responsible for understanding the requirements of optional certification exams. The University cannot guarantee students will be eligible to sit for or pass exams. In some cases, work experience, additional coursework beyond the Purdue Global program, fieldwork, and/or background checks may be necessary to be eligible to take or to successfully pass the exams.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical and Health Service Managers, www.bls.gov/ooh/Management/Medical-and-health-services-managers.htm; National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.