Frequently Asked Questions - Bachelor's of Health Information Management

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The University of Saint Mary strives to make it effortless for you to find answers to your questions. Below are a number of frequently asked questions about the online Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management program.

If you have a question that is not listed below, call 877.307.4915 to speak with an admissions advisor.

Do I have to have work experience to be accepted into the program?
No, work experience is not necessary.

Is the internship mandatory?
Yes, the internship is a mandatory requirement for graduating the health information management program.

How do I go about completing my internship if I'm an online student?
Faculty are involved in the determination of each internship and active throughout the entire length of the internship. You will work together to find a facility that is convenient for you and meets the criteria of the internship. A specific project will be defined, and you will work alongside an HIM professional in the field.

Is financial aid available?
Yes. To be eligible for federal financial aid, you must be enrolled in at least 3 credit hours each 8-week term. For more information about financial aid, please visit our Financial Aid page.

What is the tuition rate for online courses?
Tuition for the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management is $460 per credit hour. Please note that tuition and fees are subject to change.

What are the application requirements for the program?
Applicants to the online Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management (BSHIM) program must have a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Some previous undergraduate coursework may be required. Request more information or call us at 877-307-4915 to learn more.

Does the University of Saint Mary offer a campus-based HIM program?
Yes, the University of Saint Mary offers a traditional Health Information Management degree on its Leavenworth, Kansas campus.

Is the BS in Health Information Management program accredited?
Yes, the degree is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The University of Saint Mary is also accredited. Read more about our accreditations and rankings.

Want to learn more about the University of Saint Mary BSHIM program? Request more information or call us at 877-307-4915 to speak to an admissions advisor.