Health Information Technology

The Master of Science in Health Information Technology (HIT) is designed for professionals in either health or information technology who are seeking masters level specialization in information systems dedicated to healthcare. The degree emphasizes data management, financial systems, and information security as well as treatment progress, patient management and outcome measurement. 

The program prepares graduates for mid-level positions in hospital information technology departments, community health care clinics’ medical records departments, public health agencies, government health departments (federal, state and local),  research departments for medical and health schools. The degree consists of 30 semester hours, available to both full and part-time students, and courses are scheduled during the late afternoon and evening sessions to accommodate the working professional.  Summer course work is also available.

Admission Requirements & Application

Eligibility for regular admission includes:

  • Completed application form
  • $60.00 application fee
  • Official transcript(s) from each college/university attended
  • Completion of a bachelor's degree
  • 3.0 (B) undergraduate/graduate grade point average or better
  • Three letters of recommendation using required form 
  • Statement of purpose

Individuals who wish to apply for this program may initiate the application process online at: umdearborn.edu/gradapplynow/

Minimum Grade Point

A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (B) is required for continuation in the program. Courses in which grades of D, E, or U are earned cannot be used to fulfill degree requirements. Students whose cumulative grade point average falls below a 3.00 (B) will be placed on probation. Continued deficiencies will result in a required withdrawal from the program.

For more information, call the Office of Student Success at 313-593-5090 or visit: umdearborn.edu/cehhs/cehhs_m_hit/

Time Limits

All coursework toward the master's degree must be completed within five (5) consecutive years from the date of first enrollment in the Graduate School.

Requirements

Core Coursework
MIS 5253
or CIS 564 Enterprise Information Systems
MIS 5753
or CIS 556 Database Systems
MIS 6413
or CIS 527 Computer Networks
MIS 6423
or CIS 544 Computer and Network Security
MIS 6503
HIT 500Economics of Healthcare3
HIT 510Management of Healthcare Data3
HIT 520Clinical & Evidence Based Med3
Electives
Select six credit hours:6
Web Technology
Web Information Management
Data Mining
Web Services
Applied Statistical Modeling
Graduate Research
Topics in Health IT
Graduate Internship
Health Care and the Law
MIS 643
MIS 644
MIS 649
Total Credit Hours30

Transfer Credit

Students may apply for transfer of credit of a maximum of 15 semester hours from applicable University of Michigan graduate courses. Students may apply to transfer six semester hours from another accredited graduate institution. Only graduate course credit hours earned during the last five years for which a grade of B or better was received will be considered for transfer. Transfer credit may be requested only after admission to the Master of Science in Health Information Technology program and successful completion of eight credit hours of graduate-level letter-graded coursework. All courses to be transferred must be approved by the Department Chair of Health and Human Services. A "Request for Transfer of Credit" form and official course descriptions and course syllabi must be submitted. Enrolled students must obtain prior approval of the Department Chair to elect classes off campus.