Master of Science in Health Information Management

About: 

Offered through UMass Lowell's Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences, the multidisciplinary Master of Science in Health Information Management program is designed to provide health care management and health informatics professionals with the knowledge needed to deliver high-quality, cost-effective health services, as well as expertise that is critical to the design, analysis and evaluation of public health and private-sector health systems. 

This convenient and flexible program focuses on strategies and methods that positively contribute to the improvement of health care, particularly in areas of critical health needs and under-served populations.

When earning your graduate degree in health information management (HIM) online with UMass Lowell, you can customize your studies by choosing from two options:

Master of Science in Health Informatics & Management | UMass Lowell

Health information management is a burgeoning field with many career opportunities. The expertise and competency you will gain from the M.S. in Health Information Management program can be applied in a variety of settings including hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, public health departments, residential care facilities, physicians' offices, insurance companies, government agencies and diagnostic laboratories.

  • GRE waiver available
  • Earn your master's degree in as little as 18 months
  • One of the most affordable tuitions in the nation
  • Variety of financial aid and scholarships available

Learn More About This Program:
To receive more information and connect with the program advisor, please submit the Request Information form .

Sample a Course

Visit UMass Lowell's Master of Science in Health Information Management: Health Service Management Option or Master of Science in Health Information Management: Health Informatics Option webpages for more information.

Tuition/Fees: 

 

Type of Fee Amount
Fee Per Credit $575
Registration Fee Per Semester $30
Returned Check Fee Per Semester* $30
Late Fee for Nonpayment $50
Total for Course** $1,755 ($575 x 3 credits = $1,725 + $30 registration fee per semester)

*Applicable when check is returned unpaid.

**Courses can vary from one to six credits; this total represents a standard three-credit course.

For additional registration information, visit UMass Lowell's website.

Accreditation: 

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

 

Admissions: 
 Admissions Requirements:
  • Official transcript indicating graduation from an accredited baccalaureate institution
  • Three letters of recommendation pertaining to academic ability and professional performance
  • A page-length Statement of Purpose indicating career plans, interests and objectives in pursuing a graduate degree
  • Acceptable scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). If a student completes either the Health Service Management or Health Informatics Graduate Certificate program with a grade point average of 3.2 or better, GRE scores are not required. (GRE waiver is available.)
  • Citizens of non-English speaking countries who have never earned an academic degree in the United States must submit TOEFL scores. (Minimum 600 paper-based, 250 computer-based, or 100 Internet-based).
  • A professional resume
Although a background in health care is not required for admission, applicants with health-related work experience are given preference when program capacity is limited. For applicants without health-related work or educational experience, academic and professional history is important.
 
For additional information on the graduate application process, visit uml.edu/grad.

 

Financial Aid: 

Availability of financial aid varies depending on matriculation and course status. Please contact the Financial Aid Office at 978-934-4220 or financialaidquestions@uml.edu for more information.

Request Information

Contact: 
Sandra Guy-VanAmburgh
Phone: 
978-934-5437
Campus: 
Lowell
Level: 
Graduate
Type: 
Master's Degree
Credits: 
36
Tuition Per Credit: 
$575
Format: 
Online
Subject: 
Business Management
Health Sciences