University of Detroit Mercy

College of Health Professions

BS Health Information Management (HIM)


UDM School of Dentistry

4001 W. McNichols Rd.

Detroit, MI 48226

United States


(313) 993-2443


(313) 993-1271

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science (BS) Health Information Management (HIM)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Health Information Management (HIM) Bachelors degree was designed to prepare students to become leaders in the fast growing field of Health Information Management and Health Informatics. This program will appeal to the student with a desire to work in the healthcare industry and an interest in computers. •We are a values based organization;values and ethics are very important for the future caretakers of the Electronic Health Record. •Few schools in Michigan offer this program, and UDM is conveniently located in SE Michigan. •You get started right away, HIM Core classes start in Freshman year, fall term. •The program includes an internship where you will work directly with professionals in the field; employers typically hire their interns. •You will have hands on experience with the Electronic Health Record used in many local healthcare organizations. JOB MARKET According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for health information professionals will increase by 20 percent through 2018. The growth in demand for healthcare informatics professionals has been fueled by the increased demand on healthcare in general by the aging population and incentives from the government. These circumstances provide for unprecedented investment and expansion of health information technology in the United States. The use of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) is expanding across the country. Most health care providers in Southeast Michigan already use or are in the process of implementing EHRs.


The program was developed within the guidelines of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), the accreditor of HIM programs, to ensure a high degree of quality. Each student will get specific experience with the electronic health record and participate in an internship at a hospital, health system, or healthcare provider.

International Student Requirements:

All course work completed outside the U.S. and Canada must be formally evaluated by either the World Education Services or the Educational Credential Evaluators. A course-by-course/detailed evaluation report is required by the University of Detroit Mercy. Official evaluation results are to be mailed from the agency to the following address: University of Detroit Mercy, Admissions Office, 4001 W. McNichols Rd., Detroit, MI 48221-3038

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 126

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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