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Admission Requirements for HIIM Progression

The Health Informatics and Information Management progression program is designed to allow a health care professional holding the registered health information technician (RHIT) credential from the American Health Information Management Association to receive credit for previous educational and professional experience and to earn a baccalaureate degree in health informatics and information management.

Candidates seeking admission must:

  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.50 on a 4.00 scale;
  • Have completed a minimum of 60 semester hours of academic credit (exclusive of physical activity, military science, dogmatic religion and vocational courses) from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning;
  • Hold a current RHIT credential; and
  • Successfully complete (a grade of C or better) the following minimum prerequisite requirements:
Prerequisite CoursesSemester Hours
English Composition6
Humanities and Fine Arts19
College Algebra, Quantitative Reasoning, or Higher Mathematics3
Natural Sciences26
Social or Behavioral Sciences36
Other Academic Credit Hours30
Total Prerequisites60

1 Humanities and Fine Arts include courses such as art history, dance, history, modern languages, music, philosophy, religion or theatre.
2 Social and Behavioral Sciences include courses such as anthropology, economics, political science, psychology or sociology.
3 Natural Sciences includes courses such as astronomy, anatomy and physiology, biology, chemistry, geology, physics, or physical science.

  • Once all documentation has been received by the UMMC Registrar's Office and the student's file is deemed complete, the student will be interviewed by the HIIM Admissions Committee and also must complete an onsite essay.

All application documents and application fees for the progression program must be received by the Office of Student Records and Registrar by March 1 for summer admission, May 15 for fall admission, and Oct. 1 for spring admission. 

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