Health Care Informatics Admission Requirements

  • An undergraduate or graduate degree in a relevant field including the health sciences, information technology, allied health professions, business, or statistics, and a commitment to developing the necessary analytic and program management skills and expertise required of today's health informatics professional.  Contact the program coordinator if you have questions about the relevance of your degree.
  • Applicants should possess intermediate proficiency with multiple computer programs, including but not limited to word processing, data management/presentation, and statistical analysis packages commonly used in business and healthcare industries. Familiarity with these programs is required and serves as the foundation upon which other skill sets are developed.
  • Applicants with backgrounds and experience outside of the common student profiles described above, or without a relevant degree or work experience, may be conditionally admitted to our program, with the expectation that the admitted student complete appropriate prerequisite coursework.  Contact the program coordinator for details or for more information.
Health Care Informatics Links: General Admission Requirements
Admission to the Master of Science in Professional Science has the same requirements as existing graduate programs including:
  1. application for admission
  2. application fee
  3. undergraduate transcripts 
  4. official transcripts certifying coursework from each college or university attended
  5. three letters of reference

It is recommended that applicants provide a letter of intent describing the applicant's career goals and their interest in the Healthcare Informatics concentration. This letter can be sent to the program coordinator.

To be unconditionally admitted into the program, all of the above items must be received in ample time to be reviewed by the College of Graduate Studies and the MS-PS Program. A student must be admitted unconditionally in order to be considered for a GA position or scholarships.

Additionally, the applicant must have the appropriate undergraduate preparation for the area of concentration. This requires meeting the general MS-PS requirements and the requirements listed for the particular concentration:

General MS-PS Requirements:

  • Basic competency in word processing, electronic mail, library retrieval systems, presentation graphics, spreadsheets, and databases