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.
COURSE EFFORT 12–15 Hours per Week
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We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.

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.

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

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.

Purdue University Global Is Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission

This accreditation covers all academic programs, all regional locations, and all programs provided via distance education. For more information, please visit or call 800-621-7440.

What Can You Do With a Health Information Management Degree?

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
  • Long-term care organizations

Some career titles associated with this degree include:

  • Medical records and health information technicians
  • Compliance officers
  • Medical and health services managers

Career Outlook

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment of health information managers will grow 20% through 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.

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.

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.

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
Sample Courses
  • Health Care Financial Management
  • Health Care Statistics
  • Project Management of Health Information Systems
  • Organizational Development and Management for Health Information
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Information
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Credit Breakdown
  • Core Credits48
  • Total Credits48

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Maine residents will pay $420.00 per credit for all graduate programs, with the exception of the Doctor of Nursing Practice. Tuition does not include University fees and associated program fees. View tuition and fee information or contact an Admissions Advisor for more information.

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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97% Faculty members who have advanced degrees
45% Faculty members who hold a doctorate
218 Faculty publications in 2017–2018
Nearly 87,000 Professional development hours logged by faculty in 2017–2018

Statistics include all Purdue Global faculty members and are not school or program-specific calculations. Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis and Center for Teaching and Learning. 2017–2018 academic year. Note: all figures include data prior to the March 2018 purchase of Kaplan University by Purdue University and subsequent creation of Purdue University Global.

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*Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Prior experience may be necessary for leadership positions.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical and Health Service Managers, National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.