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Health Information Technology

UMBC Health Information Technology Degree Programs

UMBC's in-person Master's in Health Information Technology program is designed to prepare professionals in computer science, information systems, health care, and other fields to fill a range of opportunities within the health care profession.

This Master’s program tailors to the working professional who is looking to expand their opportunities in the workforce. Courses are offered to ensure maximum learning for students while providing flexible scheduling. All courses in the program are offered in a hybrid (blend of in-person and online learning) or fully online. Hybrid courses take place once every other week, and are offered in the evening hours on the main campus at UMBC.

Opportunities to work in Health Information Technology exist in: Clinical Care Informatics, Research/Clinical Trial Informatics, Management Consulting, Managed Care, Pharmaceuticals, Government and Consumer Electronics.

Why Health Information Technology?

Health Information Technology is a critical domain of global competition that reaches across the social, economic and political realms. Health IT professionals play a critical role in improving the quality of health care by preventing errors and increasing efficiencies through technology. Pressing national priorities about reducing healthcare costs, improving the quality of care, and obtaining better health outcomes have created a great demand for professionals who can assist with the exchange of information in an electronic environment.

With its large population and dynamic health and health care environment, Baltimore-Washington is one of the most promising regions in the nation to earn a Health Information Technology Master's degree.


UMBC is uniquely positioned to provide education and training that respond to the state’s need for qualified technical professionals in the field of healthcare. About UMBC: