The Master of Science in Health Information Technology develops professionals that can thrive in the ever changing world of healthcare data management.

Students can only be admitted to this program in the Fall semester. The application deadline is March 1st.

Medical and healthcare organizations are Information Technology (IT) intensive organizations and rely on IT professions with healthcare knowledge to design, implement, manage and utilize their IT resources better. Health information technology careers give professionals remarkable new opportunities to improve quality and coverage in healthcare by lowering costs, helping to maximize efficiency and putting a stop to avoidable medical mistakes. Those with a dual passion for computer and medical sciences have a perfect career choice in Health Information Technology (HIT).

Advances in information technologies will change the way patients receive services and consume healthcare information. At the same time, healthcare providers, hospitals and insurance companies are under increasing pressure to provide quality services at affordable cost, hopefully with the help of advanced use of technologies. Technicians are needed for emerging jobs such as healthcare integration engineer, healthcare systems analyst, clinical IT consultant and technology support specialist. Students graduating with a degree in HIT would be able to have a direct impact on helping the improvement process currently happening in healthcare organizations.

The program usually takes between 2 to 3 calendar years to be completed, depending on the course load each semester. Students may attend the program full- or part-time. Evening courses are available.

OPT STEM Extension

The M.S. in Health Information Technology qualifies for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security STEM degree designation. Students who complete this program are eligible for a 24-month Optional Practical Training (OPT) STEM extension.

UM-Dearborn MS in Health Information Technology
The MS in Health Information Technology prepares students to improve quality and coverage in healthcare by lowering costs, helping to maximize efficiency and putting a stop to avoidable medical mistakes
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What will I Learn?

The goals and objectives of the graduate degree in Health Information Technology are:

Goal 1: Students will apply IT knowledge to solve organizational problems.

Objectives: Students will be able to:

  • design an information system for an organization
  • evaluate IT security risks of an organization
  • manage an IT project

Goal 2: Students will be conversant with concepts, terminology, institutions, professionals, and methods in healthcare.

Objectives: Students will be able to:

  • communicate complex healthcare concepts orally to healthcare providers, patients and payers
  • communicate complex healthcare concepts effectively in writing to healthcare providers, patients and payers

Goal 3: Students will provide IT solutions in healthcare contexts.

Objectives: Students will be able to:

  • synthesize healthcare data using analytical tools
  • design IT solutions within a healthcare context

Visit the University Catalog to learn more about required coursework for the M.S. in Health Information Technology.

Admission Requirements

Students are admitted to this program as a cohort in the Fall semester only.

Students must submit the follow items with their application by March 1st. The GRE is not required for admission to this program.  The Office of International Affairs lists additional admission requirements for international students.

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • 3.0 GPA or higher on submitted transcripts
  • Three professional letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement

Completion Requirements

Before exiting from the M.S. in Health Information Technology, you need to complete two steps:

  1. Apply for graduation.
  2. Submit an Exit Survey.

Exit Survey:

The purpose of this survey is to assist the College of Education, Health, and Human Services with the evaluation of the master’s degree program and to serve as a guide for program development. The Exit Survey is a requirement for completion of the program. Submit the exit survey.

Course Offerings

The following is the schedule of courses for the MS in Health Information Technology. Please follow the schedule closely with assistance from your academic advisor as course patterns are subject to change.

  • Fall Course Offerings
    Course # Course Title Hrs Term
    HIT 500 Economics of Healthcare 3 Odd/Even Years
    HIT 510 Management of Healthcare 3 Odd/Even Years
    HPS 556 Health Care and the Law 3 Odd/Even Years
    ISM 525 Computer and Information Systems 3 Odd/Even Years
    ISM 575 Information Management 3 Odd/Even Years
    ISM 644 IT Policy and Strategy 3 Odd/Even Years
    CIS 527 Computer Networks 3 Odd/Even Years
    CIS 544 Computer and Network Security 3 Odd/Even Years
    CIS 556 Database Systems 3 Odd/Even Years
    CIS 562 Web Information Management 3 Odd/Even Years
    CIS 568 Data Mining 3 Odd/Even Years
    DS 520 Applied Statistical Modeling 3 Odd/Even Years
  • Winter Course Offerings
    Course # Course Title Hrs Term
    HIT 520 Clinical & Evidence Based Med 3 Odd/Even Years
    HHS 692 Graduate Internship 3 Odd/Even Years
    HPS 556 Health Care and the Law 3 Odd/Even Years
    ISM 525 Computer and Information Systems 3 Odd/Even Years
    ISM 641 Enterprise Architecture Network 3 Odd/Even Years
    ISM 642 Information Assurance 3 Odd/Even Years
    ISM 649 Business Intelligence 3 Odd/Even Years
    CIS 571 Web Services 3 Odd/Even Years
    DS 520 Applied Statistical Modeling 3 Odd/Even Years
  • Summer Course Offerings
    Course # Course Title Hrs Term
    HHS 692 Graduate Internship 3 Odd/Even Years
    ISM 525 Computer and Information Systems 3 Odd/Even Years
    ISM 575 Information Management 3 Odd/Even Years
    ISM 650 Info System Quality 3 Odd/Even Years
    DS 520 Applied Statistical Modeling 3 Odd/Even Years

Department Contact Information

CEHHS Office for Student Success
262 Fairlane Center South (FCS)
313-593-5090
cehhs-oss@umich.edu

Academic Advisors

Lindsey Tarrant Bookman

Director of Advising & Records

cehhs-oss@umich.edu

FCS 262

Jonathan Larson

Assistant Director of Advising & Records

cehhs-oss@umich.edu

FCS 262

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