Admissions Requirements: Master of Health Informatics (MHI)

December 01, 2021
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The Master of Health Informatics program does not require any healthcare or IT experience. Anyone with a GPA of 2.75 or  higher may qualify. Students with a GPA below 3.0 can enroll on a conditional basis.

Please refer to UC’s Graduate School Handbook for more information on advanced placement, transfer credits and experiential learning.

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  • Student will upload unofficial transcripts (from all college or universities attended)
  • Official transcripts are not required until an offer of admission has been accepted

Letter of Intent

  • Two-page (double-spaced) or one-page (single-spaced) narrative summarizing the following:
    • What motivated you to pursue a graduate degree in Health Informatics?
    • Why are you interested in applying to the UC’s MHI program?
    • What are your short and long-term goals? How will this degree help you attain those goals?

Please treat this as a written interview – explain any inconsistencies in your resume, transcripts, etc.

Two Letters of Recommendation

  • Please submit the full name and email address for each individual who will be completing this form on your behalf.  Once they complete the official recommendation form (sent to them directly), it will become a part of your application. Recommendation letters submitted by the student will not be accepted.
  • The Letters must be on professional letterhead from someone who is, or has been, in a position to evaluate your work in an academic and/or professional setting (i.e. current or former employers, supervisors/managers, professors, mentors, etc.). Personal recommendations will not be accepted.
  • The Letters should be thoughtful and substantive. They should speak specifically to personal knowledge of your academic potential, relevant qualities, intellectual ability, character, determination, professional and community achievement(s), and your potential contribution to the community with this degree.

Current Resume/CV

  • Education (incl. continuing education, professional development, etc.) and dates of attendance
  • Employment/career experience, history and timeline
  • Achievements including publications, honors, etc. including dates received
  • Academic, community and/or professional involvement

International Admissions

  • Program can be completed from abroad (no student visa for distance learning)
  • Minimum TOEFL 93 (waiver applies to certain English-speaking countries)
  • Submit transcripts for evaluation to an agency recognized by NACES
  • Letter grade (A, B or C) and total credit hours for each course
  • Students with a degree from a Chinese institution will receive further instruction

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