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Health Information Management & Technology
Master of Science

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2023-2024 academic year.


The online master’s degree in health information management and technology at University of Maryland Global Campus is taught by healthcare technology professionals who will help you develop the expertise to oversee the complex coordination of your organization’s health information management needs. If you are an experienced healthcare professional or an IT specialist working in a healthcare setting, or you’re looking to transition to this exciting field, this program will help you obtain the skills and knowledge you need to apply best practices in health informatics and information management in the healthcare environment.

Program Highlights
Required Courses

Initial Requirement

  • (0 Credits, UCSP 615)
    (to be taken within the first 6 credits of study)

The UCSP 615 requirement may be waived if you previously earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

Core Courses

  • (3 Credits, HCAD 600)
  • (3 Credits, MGMT 650)
  • (3 Credits, ITEC 610)
  • (3 Credits, HCAD 610)
  • (3 Credits, HIMS 645)
  • (3 Credits, HIMS 650)
  • (3 Credits, HIMS 655)
  • (3 Credits, HCAD 640)
  • (3 Credits, HCAD 650)
  • (3 Credits, HIMS 661)
  • (3 Credits, ITEC 640)

Capstone Course

  • (3 Credits, HIMS 670)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you for health informatics and information management within the dynamics of the healthcare environment. Career fields include clinical/health data analysis, clinical informatics, health information management, and health information/informatics consulting.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

Although it is not required, you will find it beneficial to have three years of professional work experience in a healthcare setting, especially in health information technology or information technology. Strong writing skills are also encouraged.

Total Program Credits
36
Transfer Credits
Up to 12
Format
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $524 per credit (in-state)
  • $659 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $480 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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Healthcare Administration
Master of Science

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2023-2024 academic year.


Gain real-world knowledge and skills to advance your career in the dynamic and fast-paced healthcare field with an online master’s degree in healthcare administration from University of Maryland Global Campus. Learn from our experienced faculty members and practitioners as you prepare for leadership roles in department management, health systems analysis, and legislative work. With online courses built for the working professional, UMGC also offers scholarships, financial aid, and an interest-free monthly payment plan to help make your education as affordable as possible. Plus, this program uses textbooks from the UMGC Library supplemented with no-cost digital materials, so you can save on textbook costs.

Program Highlights
  • Gain leadership skills: Demonstrate knowledge about today’s complex healthcare environments. 
  • Learn management strategies: Apply organizational management skills to diverse healthcare organizations. 
  • Communicate effectively: Communicate effectively while exhibiting ethical and professional behavior. 
  • Improve an organization: Apply leadership practices that improve organizational effectiveness. 
  • Decide with data: Use evidence to address strategic, operational, financial, and quality performance metrics. 
  • Gain hands-on experience: Join your peers in real-life activities, examples, and healthcare simulations. 
  • Be a change agent: Advocate for change and equity within healthcare organizations. 
  • Influence laws and policy: Analyze regulatory constraints, provider liability, patient rights, and laws. 
Required Courses

This program requires a total of 42 credits

Initial Requirement 

  • (0 Credits, UCSP 615) 

This course must be taken within the first 6 credits of study (if required). The UCSP 615 requirement may be waived if you previously earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. For more information, contact your academic advisor. 

Core Courses (Management Foundations) 

  • (3 Credits, MGMT 615) 
  • (3 Credits, MGMT 650) 

Core Courses (Healthcare Administration) 

  • (3 Credits, HCAD 600) 
  • (3 Credits, HCAD 610) 
  • (3 Credits, HCAD 620) 
  • (3 Credits, HCAD 625) 
  • (3 Credits, HCAD 630) 
  • (3 Credits, HCAD 635) 
  • (3 Credits, HCAD 640) 
  • (3 Credits, HCAD 645) 
  • (3 Credits, HCAD 650) 
  • (3 Credits, HCAD 660) 
  • (3 Credits, HCAD 665) 

Capstone Course 

  • (3 Credits, HCAD 670) 
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help you prepare for an important professional role in a healthcare organization, like program director, director of operations, practice manager, administrator, assisted living community manager, compliance manager, healthcare account manager, patient advocate, and more. UMGC courses are taught by experienced faculty members, and address skills and competencies that today’s employers seek.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

To be successful in this program, we recommend that you have strong writing skills and a recent background in finance, accounting, and statistics.

Total Program Credits
42
Transfer Credits
Up to 12
Format
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $524 per credit (in-state)
  • $659 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $480 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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Global Health Management
Graduate Certificate

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2023-2024 academic year.


Learn to formulate global health policies, improve quality of care and service delivery, and manage global health programs with an online graduate certificate in global health management from University of Maryland Global Campus. Designed for healthcare professionals, the curriculum covers international health organizations, health systems and policies in low and middle-income countries, and management and financial skills.

Program Highlights
  • Develop strategies: Use a strategic planning and systems approach to health services management.
  • Analyze data: Assess and design global health services within different national contexts.
  • Evaluate processes: Evaluate international health organizations and their roles.
  • Gain leadership skills: Work effectively within diverse cultural settings and across political landscapes.
  • Proactively solve problems: Implement global health programs to maximize contributions and outcomes.
  • Gain hands-on experience: Build interdisciplinary teams and communicate with clinical providers.
Required Courses

Initial Requirement

  • (0 Credits, UCSP 615)
    (to be taken within the first 6 credits of study)
The UCSP 615 requirement may be waived if you previously earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

Core Courses

  • (3 Credits, HCAD 630)
  • (3 Credits, GHMT 620)
  • (6 Credits, GHMT 640)
Career Preparation

This certificate is designed to help prepare you to work in an expanding global health marketplace that includes pharmaceuticals, primary and inpatient care, and consulting in many industries.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

It is helpful if you possess education or work experience in healthcare, health administration, human services, or social sciences before applying to this program, but it is not required.

Total Program Credits
12
Transfer Credits
Up to 6
Format
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $524 per credit (in-state)
  • $659 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $480 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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