Degree Requirements

Students enter the UW HIHIM program having already completed at least 90 transferable credits. To earn the HIHIM degree, you must complete an additional 76 credits in the major, including the five-credit capstone project, and fulfill the School of Public Health's general education requirements.

UW Health Science Immunization Program (HSIP)

Please note that all students enrolled in the HIHIM program are required to begin participation in an immunization review program for infectious diseases and acquire CDC recommended immunizations prior to registering for their second quarter. The Health Sciences Immunization Program (HSIP) ensures students enrolled in health sciences academic programs comply with the requirements detailed in the University’s affiliation agreements with clinical and practicum training sites. Students must provide documentation and fulfill the initial review requirements in order to register for the second quarter of HIHIM study.  Students must maintain compliance throughout to receive their capstone placement in the final quarter.

Course Sequence

Year One

Autumn Quarter
HIHIM 405: Health Data Analytics
HIHIM 410: Foundations in Health Information Management
HIHIM 450: Health Care Delivery & Policy
HIHIM 470: Health Care Legal Foundations

Winter Quarter
HIHIM 408: Management Concepts with HIM Applications
HIHIM 411: Health Data Management
HIHIM 460: HIHIM Professional Pathways

Spring Quarter
HIHIM 407: Foundations for Health Care Vocabularies
HIHIM 420: Health Care Computer Systems & Electronic Health Records
HIHIM 480: HIM Operations & Project Management

Year Two

Autumn Quarter
HIHIM 409: Disease Concepts for Managers
HIHIM 414: ICD, Clinical Documentation & Revenue Management
HIHIM 421: Health Information Systems Analysis
HIHIM 425: Research Design & Statistics for HIHIM

Winter Quarter
HIHIM 415: CPT/HCPCS, Clinical Documentation & Revenue Management
HIHIM 454: Finance Concepts for Health Care Management
HIHIM 456: Quality Improvement in Health Care

Spring Quarter
HIHIM 455: Leadership & Strategic Management
HIHIM 461: Professional Development & Networking
HIHIM 462: Capstone Project