Oct 24, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Information Technology (HIT)

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Vandana Janeja, Ph.D., Interim​, Department Chair
Shimei Pan, Ph.D., Interim
, Graduate Program Director

Degree Offered

M.P.S. (Degree Types )


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Program Description

The M.P.S. is designed to prepare clinicians, computer scientists, information systems, health administration and public policy and other professionals to fulfill positions in the health IT and informatics field. Multidisciplinary coursework blends practical management oriented courses with more technically focused courses, allowing students to develop a formal graduate education program that best meets their individual career development needs, as well as to prepare health professionals to fulfill positions in healthcare technology management.

Program Admission Requirements

Domestic admissions decisions are based on the following criteria:

  • An undergraduate degree in Information Systems, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Health Education, or a degree related to healthcare professional practice or healthcare management is recommended. However, degrees from other fields may be acceptable given relevant work experience in the healthcare operations field.
  • Applicants should have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on 4.0 scale.
  • GRE scores are not required.

In addition, for International Applicants:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Scores: Minimum scores 99 (Internet Based test-iBT). Scores must be no more than 2 years old. iBT Scores Breakdown: Writing (23), Listening (23), Reading (25), Speaking (28, 23 acceptable if have 2 years' work experience in supervisory or management positions in the U.S.).

International applicants should refer to the International Admissions Page for special admission information.

Note: All original application documents for the Campus Based Programs must be sent directly to the Graduate School, rather than to the graduate program. UMBC's assigned TOEFL code is 005835. TOEFL test must have been within 2 years of matriculation to be valid.

Financial Assistance

Currently, this program is not offering any financial aid or graduate assistantships. However, additional opportunities may be available through other academic departments. For the most complete information on financial aid for prospective graduate students refer to the Financial Aid Office.


    Master of Professional Studies


      Health Information Technology

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