Online Master's in Health Information Management
Foster the ability to make administrative decisions based upon sound policies, resource utilization, planning principles and analytical methods with UMass Lowell's online Master's in Health Information Management (HIM). HIM is a multidisciplinary field that combines numerous areas that are critical to a high-functioning health care environment, including information technology, administrative and clinical processes, risk management, finance and patient care.
Build a robust knowledge of different approaches to a variety of current challenges that health care administrators are facing today, such as process improvement, staffing shortages, workflow analysis, financial resource allocation, regulatory compliance, ethics issues and quality control with the Health Service Management option. Techniques for promoting a satisfying and rewarding work environment for all levels of staff within a health care organization are also explored.
- Clinical Director
- Health Services Manager
- Hospital Administrator
- Nursing Director
- Medical Records Manager
- Health Care Consultant
- Quality Manager
- Program Director
"Employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 18 percent through 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. As the large baby-boom population ages and people remain active later in life, there should be an increased demand for health care services."
Gain knowledge of:
- Organizational, behavioral and social science practice and theory related to the operation of health care environments
- Basic health care financial issues, financial reporting and analysis, and provider payment structures
- The history, development and principles of quality improvement in health care
- The unique roles of management, clinical staff, support staff and human resources in a health care setting
- The health care policy environment in the United States, government-funded health care through Medicaid and Medicare, and Massachusetts health care reform
- Legal and ethical issues in the health services management field
One Success Leads to Another
Apply credits from lower credentials to higher ones. Our programs are designed to build upon themselves:
- Total Number of Courses Required: 12 Courses (36 credits)
Required Core Courses (9 Courses / 27cr)
- PUBH.5020 Organizational Behavior in Health Care - Available Fall 2023!
- PUBH.5060 Quantitative Methods in Health Management - Available Fall 2023!
- PUBH.5110 Health Care Finance - Available Fall 2023!
- PUBH.5120 Operations Analysis for Quality Improvement - Available Fall 2023!
- PUBH.5140 Healthcare Management - Available Fall 2023!
- PUBH.5310 Health Informatics - Available Fall 2023!
- PUBH.6160 Law and Ethics in Healthcare - Available Fall 2023!
- PUBH.6250 Health Policy
- PUBH.7330 Capstone Project - Available Fall 2023!
Concentration Elective Courses (Choose 3 courses / 9 credits)
- PUBH.5010 Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health - Available Fall 2023!
- PUBH.5021 Public Health Policy
- PUBH.5061 Environmental Health
- PUBH.5070 Leadership and Management in Public Health
- PUBH.5150 Applied Health Economics
- PUBH.5270 Business Strategies for Health Organizations
- PUBH.5600 Data Applications for Public Health Practice - Available Fall 2023!
- PUBH.6240 Health Data Quality and Compliance
- PUBH.6270 Health Equity and Informatics
- PUBH.6320 Health Information System Design and Analysis
- PUBH.6330 Healthcare Database Design
- PUBH.6350 Healthcare Project Management - Available Fall 2023!
- PUBH.6390 Electronic Health Record Systems - Available Fall 2023!
CSCE Graduate Restrictions
Graduate level or permission
CSCE Graduate Restrictions
CSCE Graduate Restrictions
To be recommended for a University of Massachusetts Lowell master's degree, candidates must satisfy all of the general requirements below, plus any additional requirements that may be required by the department through which the program is offered. Any additional requirements for this program are either listed below or may be found in the University's Graduate Program Catalog.
- Students must complete the program of study designed by the Department in which they are enrolled and approved by the University.
- Satisfactory grades in all subjects offered for the degree must be earned. See Academic Standing.
- All financial obligations, including tuition, fees and expenses, must be satisfied as evidenced by completion.
- Upon completion of all their courses, graduate degree candidates must submit a signed Declaration of Intent to Graduate (DIG) form to their coordinator. The coordinator will apply them in SIS, Graduation Tracking.
Graduate Program Policies
In applying for a degree program or registering for courses, each student assumes full responsibility for knowledge of and compliance with the definitions, regulations and procedures of UMass Lowell as set forth on our website. For additional information, please refer to the Graduate Program Policies found within the UMass Lowell Graduate Catalog.
Tuition & Fees
Tuition at UMass Lowell is typically half the cost of private colleges, and our online tuition is among the lowest in the nation. Tuition for online programs offered through the Division of Graduate, Online & Professional Studies is the same whether you live in-state, out-of-state or outside of the U.S.
Summer 2023 Tuition
|Cost Per Credit||Cost Per 3-Credit Course*|
|Online IT and Engineering***||$600||$1,800|
|Online Education for Ed.D. and Ph.D.†||$495||$1,485|
|On Campus||View Here||View Here|
|Term Registration Fee||$30|
|Graduate Degree and Certificate Application||$50|
Please note: Tuition and fees are subject to change.
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- Official transcript indicating graduation from an accredited baccalaureate institution
- Two 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
- GRE temporarily waived
- 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
- F1 student visas are not issued for this program since it is offered exclusively online.
Although a background in health 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.
Graduate Program Admissions Requirements
Admission to all graduate programs at UMass Lowell is contingent upon successful completion of a bachelor's degree. In many cases, applicants may register for a course before formally applying to the program; however, students requiring financial aid may want to wait until they have been formally accepted into the program to ensure that their course(s) will be covered. Contact UMass Lowell's Office of Graduate Admissions if you have questions about the application process.
Questions Regarding Your Graduate Application?
Email Graduate_Admissions@uml.edu or call 800-656-4723 (for U.S. students) or 978-934-2390 (for international students).
For General Assistance:
For general questions about registering for courses or to find out who the advisor is for your graduate program, call 800-480-3190. Our admissions and advising teams are here to help!