Master's of Health Informatics: Admission Requirements

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Application Requirements


Completed Online Application

Unofficial Transcripts

  • From all college or universities attended
  • Shows a minimum baccalaureate degree: Must be from an accredited college or university
  • GPA: 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale)

Unofficial transcripts must be uploaded to the application system.

UC defines unofficial transcripts as copies (or translations) of transcripts provided by students to the university. Official transcripts are sent in sealed envelopes directly to UC from the student’s attended universities.

If you are admitted and confirm that you accept the admission, you will then submit official transcripts directly to the Graduate School at UC. Further direction will be sent to you after admission. Official transcripts should not be sent to the Graduate School until you are accepted and have completed your online enrollment form included with your acceptance letter. Students with degrees awarded from institutions in China who accept admission to our program will be provided instructions by the program director on what English-version verification report to submit. 

Letter of Intent

  • Include a two-page double-spaced or one-page single-spaced narrative describing the following: What motivated you to pursue a graduate degree in Health Informatics? Why you are interested in applying to the University of Cincinnati Master of Health Informatics program? What are your short-term and long-term goals? How do you believe the University of Cincinnati Master of Health Informatics program will contribute to you achieving your short-term and long-term career goals?
  • You should write this statement as if it were a written interview. You should take this opportunity to explain any inconsistencies in your resume or transcripts.

Two Letters of Recommendation

  • Letters must be written on a professional letterhead.
  • You will designate two individuals who will be completing these forms on your behalf. You will submit their full name and email address in your application. The Recommendation Form will be sent to them through the application system. They will complete the form online, and it will automatically be included in your application once they submit it. Recommendation letters submitted by the student will not be accepted.
  • These forms should come from people who are, or have been, in a position to evaluate your work in an academic or professional setting. Letters of recommendation should come from supervisors, current or former employers, professors or professional mentors. Professional or academic contacts should have known you for at least one year. Personal recommendations will not be accepted.
  • Recommendation forms should be thoughtful and substantive, and they should speak specifically to personal knowledge of your academic potential and relevant personal qualities. In addition, they should speak to your intellectual ability, character, determination, professional and community achievements, and potential for contributions to the community with this degree. They should also address both strengths and weaknesses of the applicant.

Professional Resume/CV

  • Current professional resume/curriculum vitae.
  • Education: formal and informal (continuing education/professional development) and dates of attendance
  • Employment history
  • Publications and honors, including dates received
  • Community, professional and/or extracurricular involvement, including dates of involvement

Application Fee

Payment of non-refundable $65 domestic/$70 international application fee.

Acceptable forms of payment include:

  • Electronic Check
  • MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Discover

International Admission Requirements

  • International students are ineligible for a student visa for distance learning programs. You can complete our program from abroad. 
  • Minimum TOEFL 93. Waiver applies to certain English speaking countries. For more information on the English Proficiency Requirement, click here.
  • Must submit your foreign transcripts to an agency recognized by the National Association of Credential Evaluating Services (NACES; for an international evaluation. A letter grade (A, B or C) and earned credit hours must be provided for each course.
  • Students with degrees from Chinese institutions will receive instructions from the enrollment advisor on what report to submit. 
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