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2021-2022 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
    
 
  May 28, 2024
 
2021-2022 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Department of Health Information Management


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Master of Science Degree in Health Informatics with a Track in Health Informatics (HI), Data Science (DS) or Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) or Health Care Supervision and Management (HSAM)

The Department of Health Information Management (HIM) offers four tracks leading to the Master of Science degree in Health Informatics (HI), Data Science (DS), Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) and Health Care Supervision and Management (HSAM).

Contact Information:

Bambang Parmanto, PhD, Chair
Department of Health Information Management
6051 Forbes Tower
412-383-6650
Fax: 412-383-6655
E-mail: him@pitt.edu
http://www.shrs.pitt.edu/HIM/

 

Admission Requirements for Health Informatics (HI), Data Science (DS), Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), and Health Care Supervision and Management (HSAM)

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution:
  • A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) is required.  Admission may be considered for applicants with a GPA of less than 3.0 if other supporting evidence of their ability to complete the graduate program is provided.
     

Application Process for HI, DS, RHIA & HSAM

  • Complete the application for admission
    • Applications to attend the program on-campus are submitted through GradCAS
    • Applications to attend the program online are submitted through TargetX
  • Application fee of $50
  • Two Letters of Recommendation are required. These recommendations should be from college level instructors or employers/professionals who have supervised your work in a paid or volunteer capacity. These individuals should be able to comment on your academic, professional and interpersonal abilities. People submitting recommendation letters on your behalf are encouraged to send their letters to our admissions office electronically through our application system. For those people who wish to submit their letter of recommendation on paper, please forward them a copy of our Recommendation Form and follow the directions for paper recommendations.
  • Statement of Purpose/Essay
  • Transcripts from all institutions attended
  • International applicants must provide English Language Proficiency scores (Duolingo, IELTS, or TOEFL) and an Academic Credential Evaluation from Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. or World Education Services (WES), Inc.

 

Financial Aid

There are scholarships and loan opportunities available to graduate students from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Further information can be obtained from the AHIMA web site at www.ahima.org under the career and student center tab. Additionally, the Pennsylvania Health Information Management Association (PHIMA) awards scholarships to qualified students in Pennsylvania. Further information can be obtained from PHIMA’s web site at http://www.phima.org/members/scholarships/.

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) also awards scholarships to HIMSS student members who have achieved academic excellence and have the potential to be future leaders in the health care information and management systems industry. Visit the HIMSS site at http://www.himss.org/ and navigate to “Scholarships” under the Professional Development menu.

In addition, HIM provides endowment scholarships for both undergraduate and graduate studies.

Programs

    CertificateMaster’s

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