Requirement Overview

~New for 2019-2020~

> Graduate Certificate: Online Part-Time Pathway

> Master's Program: Revised Selectives & Electives

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~Now accepting applications~

For 2020: Summer and Fall

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Applicants must meet the general Graduate School requirements for admission. In addition to the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School, an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in computer sciences, health sciences, information systems, or life sciences or in an informatics discipline or a closely related field is required. 

Common Admissions Requirements

  • 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
  • Transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended.
  • 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


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

  • An undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or above


Applications must include all of the materials listed by the Graduate School as typical for master’s degree application submissions. 

  • An undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or better
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Acceptable scores on the verbal, quantitative, and analytical sections of the GRE; see the link below to the profile of competetive applicants

Applicants lacking a college-level statistics course within 5 years of matriculation may be required to take HADM 6108 or a comparable course upon entering the program.  This course would not count toward degree requirements.

By the end of the first semester of matriculation in the program, students must complete (or be excused from based upon prior training and/or experience) non-credit asynchronous training modules in computer vocabularies, programming systems, health vocabularies, and classification systems.

GRE Waiver

Applicants to the PSM in Health Informatics and Analytics program may request a GRE score waiver provided they meet one of the following qualifications:

  • Are transitioning from the Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics and Analytics program and a) successfully completed a minimum of two required courses with at least a 3.5 GPA and b) secure a letter of recommendation supporting their admission into the master’s program from at least one of those instructors
  • Hold a terminal degree (e.g., JD, MD, DDS, Ph.D.) 

Priority Deadlines:

  • Fall: March 1
  • Spring: October 1
  • Summer II: May 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.

Prospective Student Visits

The graduate school offers prospective applicants walk-in hours and structured information sessions. Visit the graduate school website for further details.

Prospective applicants interested in visiting with the HIAN program faculty and staff should click on the "request to visit" button to the left.

Application Instructions

Apply online using the Graduate School Application Portal and find more information on Graduate Admissions.    

HIAN Student Profile

Additional information can be found under the Admission and Applications FAQs