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Health Information Management, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #301 (WUR) Philadelphia, PA, United States
The Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management at Temple’s College of Public Health at Temple University is a rigorous, nationally recognized, interdisciplinary degree program. Students develop expertise in healthcare policy, healthcare system infrastructure and information technology.


You will learn how to:

  • comply with legal requirements and healthcare policy;
  • design, construct and query databases;
  • generate data analytics; and
  • navigate healthcare payments and financing systems.

Students who complete the degree at Temple University are eligible to earn the nationally recognized certification as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) from the American Health Information Management Association.

Health Information Management professionals design and manage health information systems while paying special attention to the quality and privacy of health information. They work in a wide range of settings, such as hospitals, insurance and pharmaceutical companies, managed and ambulatory care, technology firms and public health organizations.

Graduates have the transferable skills to work as business and data analysts, coders, database managers and researchers. There is high demand for their skills, and job salaries are competitive for graduates who pass the RHIA certification examination.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    123 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]
  • GenEd Quantitative Literacy Course [GQ]1
  • GenEd Breadth Course
  • Public Health: The Way We Live, Work and Play
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology 

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

National Students

  • Self-Report High School Transcript
  • Fee: $55 (Fee waivers are available for freshmen who qualify)
  • Essay
  • Extracurriculars
International Students
  • Temple's online application or online Common Application or Paper application to submit by mail
  • Official High School or University Transcripts with English Translations 
  • Standardized Tests (SAT, ACT, TOEFL iBT, IELTS or PTE)
  • Apply as an international student if you hold or will need to obtain a nonimmigrant visa, including a student (F-1) or an exchange visitor (J-1) visa.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    34056 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17028 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    34056 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17028 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    19536 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9768 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Philadelphia

  • 1313 - 2290 USD/month
    Living Costs

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