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An Online Master’s in Health Information Management (HIM) for Less Than $19,000

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Earn Your MS in Health Information Management Online

The field of health information management addresses the important intersection of people and their health, essentially humanizing patients by connecting them with their health data. With a health information management master’s degree from American Public University (APU), you develop advanced knowledge in health data management and build capacity to lead change management initiatives within healthcare settings.

APU’s programs are online with 24/7 access and no set login times. At APU, there are no entrance exams and classes start every month, so you can begin quickly and control your schedule. Ask us about transfer credit opportunities to help you save time and money in completing your degree.

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Tuition for master’s degrees and graduate certificates. We offer many grant options. These grants represent a savings on our standard tuition rate. Request information to learn more.

Per Credit Hour

For undergraduate and master’s-level programs with APU’s Preferred Military Rate for eligible students.

Entrance Exams

No GRE®, GMAT™, or other standardized test scores required. Classes start monthly.

Application Fee

There is no cost to apply for undergraduate and master’s-level programs.

Transfer Credit Evaluation

APU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.


Some master's-level courses provide no-cost ebooks to minimize your expenses.

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Why You Should Earn This Master's From APU

Comprehensive Scope

APU ’s program takes a multidisciplinary approach to the field, emphasizing data analytics and informatics, clinical and administrative decision-making, strategic planning, and outcomes management.

Essential Knowledge

Safety and quality issues related to e-health and electronic medical records are addressed. Courses also cover HIM technology applications, clinical workflow and process redesign, financial management, legal issues, ethical use of protected data, healthcare data analytics, and compliance.

Fundamental Skill Building

With a goal of impacting decision-making and strategy, APU’s program challenges you to build your leadership, critical thinking, written and verbal communication, and problem-solving skills.

Peer Engagement

You’ll be guided by faculty who bring their real-world experience, and your learning will be further informed by fellow working professional students sharing their practical knowledge.

Industry Informed

The curriculum’s components are based on current standards set forth by nationally recognized HIM professional organizations. An industry advisory council provides insight to ensure the curriculum remains timely and relevant.

Getting Started

No entrance exams or GRE scores are required. But this HIM master’s degree has prerequisite admission requirements. Please request information to learn more.

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* All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military families are eligible for our Preferred Military Rate, which is $250 per credit hour for both undergraduate and master’s-level programs. Eligible family members include parents, spouses, legal partners, siblings, and dependents.

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