Admissions

Now Accepting Applications for Spring 2018

Master Program Requirements

All applicants must meet the general Graduate School requirements for admission to Master’s Degree programs.  In addition, the following are the minimum admissions requirements for the Health Informatics Master's degree program:

  • An undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or better;
  • Acceptable scores on the verbal, quantitative, and analytical sections of the GRE;
  • Three letters of recommendation;
  • Applicants holding a terminal degree (e.g., JD, MD, DDS, PH.D.) may request a waiver from the GRE requirement.

Graduate Certificate Requirements 

For admission into the certificate program, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • An undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or above;
 
The Admissions Selection Committee consists of program faculty who are responsible for reviewing, evaluating, and scoring the applications. The scoring equation consists of five components: (1) GRE scores (2) Undergraduate preparation including GPA (3) References, (4) The statement of purpose (5) Relevant experience, volunteer and professional.

Both Programs Require:

  • An undergraduate degree in health, the life sciences, informatics discipline or a closely related field

  • A statement of purpose outlining the goals for pursuing a graduate education

  • A minimum TOEFL score of 220 (computer-based), 557 (paper-based), or 83 (Internet-based) or a minimum IELTS band score of 6.5 is required from any applicant whose native language is not English

  •  Transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended.

Application Instructions

The Office of Graduate Admissions provides online admissions information supplemented by additional materials from the respective graduate departments. The website includes general information about the university, student services, international admissions, residency requirements, fees, financial aid, and procedures for admission to the university. Prospective students are required to apply online using the Graduate School's Online Application Portal. Prospective students may access the Graduate Admissions website for additional information about the UNC Charlotte Graduate School.

Application instructions

Completed applications including Letter of Recommendation, transcripts, contact information, essay, resume are uploaded and submitted online to the Office of Graduate Admissions, where all materials are held until the application is complete. Once all required materials are submitted to the Office of Graduate Admissions, the application will be processed by Faculty Director and the Admission Selection Committee. The Faculty Director will communicate to the Office of Graduate Admissions its recommendation. UNC Charlotte will then notify the applicant of their admission decision by an official letter, sent online, from the Dean of the Graduate School.

Priority Dates for Application Submission:

  • Fall Semester: March 1st
  • Spring Semester: October 1

You are strongly encouraged to submit your online application and supporting materials early. Applications received after the priority admission deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Applicants may monitor the status of their application by accessing their file via the application website where any outstanding components of the application are cited, dates of receipt are noted, and the file disposition is available to the applicant. Any additional questions about application status can be directed to the Office of Graduate Admissions. 


Additional information can be found under the Admission and Applications FAQs