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Health Information Management & Technology
Master of Science

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 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 650)

  • (3 Credits, HIMS 655)

  • (3 Credits, HCAD 640)

  • (3 Credits, HCAD 650)

  • (3 Credits, HIMS 661)

  • (3 Credits, ITEC 640)

  • (3 Credits, DBST 651)

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

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, although it is not required.
(0 Credits, UCSP 605) is recommended to help improve writing skills.

Total Program Credits
36
Transfer Credits
Up to 6
Format
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $514 per credit (in-state)
  • $659 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $480 per credit (military)
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 2022-2023 academic year.


Healthcare administrators manage complex organizations that serve diverse individual and community needs. With an online master’s degree in healthcare administration from University of Maryland Global Campus, you’ll gain the expert knowledge, management skills, and strong professional development you need to seize career opportunities and maximize your potential in this era of rapid healthcare transformation.

Program Highlights

Develop skills and gain knowledge through coursework that draws from the expertise and experience of our respected faculty.

Required Courses

Initial Requirement 


  • (0 Credits, UCSP 615)

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 Foundation Courses

  • (3 Credits, MGMT 615)

  • (3 Credits, MGMT 650)
Healthcare Administration Courses

  • (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 prepare midcareer healthcare professionals for a leadership role in a dynamic sector that touches every life. Career opportunities are in areas that include department management, health systems analysis, legislative work, and executive leadership in the private sector, professional societies, nonprofit organizations, military, and in all levels of government.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

If you lack a recent background in finance or accounting, you should take
(0 Credits, UCSP 620) before
(3 Credits, HCAD 640). If you lack a recent background in statistics, you should take
(0 Credits, UCSP 630) before
(3 Credits, MGMT 650). Taking
(0 Credits, UCSP 605) is recommended to help improve writing skills.

Total Program Credits
42
Transfer Credits
Up to 6
Format
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $514 per credit (in-state)
  • $659 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $480 per credit (military)
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 2022-2023 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
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 encompasses 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
None
Format
  • No transfer credits accepted
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $514 per credit (in-state)
  • $659 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $480 per credit (military)
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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