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Health Information Management

Graduate Advisor
Dr. Tiankai Wang
ENC, Room 310B

Advisor Support
Dr. Alex McLeod
ENC, Room 310B

Department of Health Information Management
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The online master of health information management (M.H.I.M.) program offers current and emerging content about the health information management field with expanding reliance on patient data. M.H.I.M. students will be trained in the latest information management technology applications and understand the workflow in healthcare organizations from large hospital systems to private physician practices.

Degree Hours Thesis Option Minor Option
M.H.I.M. 36 Non-Thesis No minor
M.H.I.M. 36 Thesis No minor

The majority of this program may be offered online. If you are not a Texas resident and will not relocate, please visit the Office of Distance and Extended Learning. International students, please visit the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) regarding additional considerations in taking online courses.

Online Availability
The majority of this program may be offered online. If you are not a Texas resident and will not relocate, please visit the Office of Distance and Extended Learning. International students, please review the eligibility requirements of enrolling in online programs and contact the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) with questions.

Deadlines U.S. Citizen International
Fall June 1 June 1
Spring No Admission No Admission
Summer I No Admission No Admission
Summer II No Admission No Admission

Application Deadline
This program has a firm deadline.

Funding Information
The deadlines to apply for certain types of funding may be earlier than the deadline above.

Decision Timeline
This program reviews applications on a rolling basis.

Application Requirements

The items required for admission consideration are listed below. Additional information for applicants with international credentials can be found on our international web pages.


  Review important information about the online application.

Application Fee

  • $55 nonrefundable application fee
  • $90 nonrefundable application fee for applications with international credentials

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Transcripts & GPA

  • baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university
  • a copy of an official transcript from each institution where course credit was granted
  • minimum 2.75 GPA in your last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)
  • completed background courses in:
    • Statistics
    • Intro to Micro Computer Applications
    • Pathophysiology and Pharmacology
    • Medical Terminology
    • Anatomy and Physiology

  Review important information about transcripts. Official transcripts, sent directly from your institution, will be required if admission is granted. 

GRE Scores

  • GRE not required

Documents & Other Requirements

  • interview with the graduate advisor assessing your commitment to completing the program
  • resume/CV
  • statement of purpose indicating your ability and interest in completing the degree program
  • three letters of recommendation from professionals or academics competent to assess your interest in pursuing a career or advancing in the field of study

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Applicants are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores that meet the minimum program requirements below unless they have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent from a country on our exempt countries list.

  • official TOEFL iBT scores required with a 78 overall
  • official IELTS (academic) scores required with a 6.5 overall and
    • minimum individual module scores of 6.0

This program does not offer admission if the scores above are not met.

  Review important information about official test scores.