Q: I am interested in pursuing this program. How do I get started?
A: An Enrollment Advisor is prepared to answer all of your questions and walk you through the steps to apply to this program. You can complete the short form on this page to have an Enrollment Advisor contact you.
Q: How long will it take to earn my bachelor’s in Health Information Management?
A: The Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management curriculum is 60 semester credit hours and can be completed in as few as six semesters.
Q: Why is the CAHIIM accreditation important?
A: The American Health Information Management Association will only allow you to take the RHIA certification exam if you graduate from a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Those graduating with a Health Information Management degree from an unaccredited program are not eligible to take the certification exam.
Q: How much will it cost?
A: Each course is $466* per credit hour for Ohio residents and $481* per credit hour for non-Ohio residents. Our goal is to ensure that all students who have the desire to further their education have the opportunity to do so. All BS in Health Information Management students are responsible for costs associated with textbooks (estimated at $200 per semester). *Tuition rates are based on the current tuition schedule. Tuition and fees are subject to change.
Q: What options are available to help me pay for the program?
A: Some employers offer tuition reimbursement programs for their employees, so you may want to start there. Other options include financial aid and private loans. Our Enrollment Advisors are here to assist you with exploring all of the options available to you.
Q: What are the admission requirements?
A: Applications are accepted continuously throughout the year. There are three start times annually. To be eligible for admission to the University of Cincinnati bachelor’s in Health Information Management progression program, applicants must meet the following qualifications:
- Graduate of an accredited HIM (HIT) associate degree program (curriculum included general education courses)
- Hold RHIT certification (or be RHIT eligible and taking the registry exam within six months)
- Complete the online University of Cincinnati application
- Complete the BS HIM program application
- Submit official transcripts from all schools attended
- Have a minimum 2.6 GPA
- Submit a resume of professional and educational background
Q: What should I look for in a distance learning program?
A: We recommend you search for a Health Information Management school that has regional accreditation, dedicated full-time faculty, high student satisfaction and minimal travel requirements. Unlike correspondence courses, UC’s distance learning programs are not self-paced or independent study. They have the benefit of traditional education, like instructor-led structured curriculum, with the convenience and interactivity of online technologies.
Q: How many classes will I be taking at the same time?
A: Our program is designed for working professionals with busy lifestyles. You will only take one course at a time every seven weeks. You will have access to your course 24 hours a day and the coursework can be completed around your busy schedule.
Q: I have a busy work and family life and cannot attend classes each week. Is this program for me?
A: Yes. You will never be required to go on campus. However, we encourage students to attend graduation, and online students are always welcome to visit.
Q: What are the computer requirements for program participation?
A: To participate in University of Cincinnati’s distance learning bachelor’s in Health Information Management program, you will need a computer system with current specifications. Your Enrollment Advisor can provide you with details.