Associate in Applied Science Degree in Medical Assisting

Associate in Applied Science Degree in Medical Assisting 2017-08-21T14:15:04+00:00

Rapid growth in healthcare has created a demand for medical assistants to assist with overcoming the challenges of today’s environment. At Robert Morris University Illinois, you can complete your associate of applied science degree in medical assisting in as little as 18 months. Medical assistants will gain the professional experience through externships to work side-by-side with doctors, nurses, and healthcare providers by understanding both the clinical and medical office side of the industry. RMU’s main campus is located in downtown Chicago, which is 12 miles from 9 of the U.S. News & World Report “Best Regional Hospitals.”

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projected Medical Assistants to grow 23 percent from 2014 to 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations.

  • Certified Medical Assistant
  • Clinical Receptionist
  • Medical Assistant
  • Patient Care Coordinator
  • Medical Billing Associate
  • Medical Records Clerk
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Registered Medical Assistant
  • Communications and Ethics
  • Medical Business Practices
  • Anatomy and Body Systems
  • Phlebotomy
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Multi-hazard Disaster Management
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RMU’s 2016 CCMA Exam pass rates for Central Region were 100% and 85% for Northern Region. 

Program Accreditation

The Robert Morris University Illinois Medical Assisting Diploma program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

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The College of Nursing & Health Studies at Robert Morris University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).  RMU requires that students pass a background check, drug screen, and complete the RMU Health Form prior to registering for clinical externships.

Graduates of the Medical Assisting program at Robert Morris University – Chicago/Northern region are satisfied with the education that they receive at RMU, as there is an average 94.04% graduate satisfaction rate over the past five years.

Go Beyond your Expectations

Students have the opportunity to obtain both their bachelor’s and their master’s degrees simultaneously to save time and money through RMU’s dual degree program.

With a culture of business for over 100 years, RMU also offers the Morris Graduate School of Management for students to expand their knowledge with a master’s degree.

Master of Business Administration

  • Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management/HR Management
  • Management/Finance
  • Accounting
  • Accounting/Finance

Master of Information Systems

  • Business Analytics
  • Information Security
  • Mobile Computing
  • Information Systems Management

Master of Management

  • Higher Education Administration
  • Health Care Administration
  • Law Enforcement Administration
  • Sports Administration

Master of Science

  • Human Performance

Study Abroad Opportunities available up to 4 times a year in locations such as: Italy, Taiwan, and England