Application Deadlines

A new cohort of the UW Master of Health Informatics & Health Information Management program starts every fall. There are a number of different application deadlines for each cohort. The deadlines for the fall 2018 cohort are:

  • November 2, 2017: Early decision deadline. Applicants who submit a completed application by this date will be notified of a decision by December 11, 2017.
  • March 30, 2018: Regular application deadline. Applicants who submit a complete application by this date will be notified of a decision by May 6, 2018.

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States or its equivalent from a foreign institution, preferably in business, information technology, health informatics, health information management or a health-related field
  • A minimum 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) for the last 60 graded semester credits or 90 graded quarter credits
  • Demonstrated English language proficiency for applicants whose native language is not English

If you have a different degree than those listed above but also have relevant work experience, we will consider your application for admission.

Required Application Materials

  • UW Graduate School online application and fee
  • Unofficial transcripts from each college or university where you earned a degree
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Supplemental program application
  • Written statements
  • TOEFL scores (if English is not your native language)

Application Steps

Applications to the Master of Health Informatics & Health Information Management program are submitted online through the UW Graduate School. We recommend you start your application early because multiple steps are required.

Step One: Prepare to Apply

Get transcripts from each college or university where you earned a degree. Download unofficial transcripts or scan printed copies.

Update your resume or curriculum vitae. The resume or curriculum vitae should include a complete history of your academic and professional work experience as well as any licenses, honors (such as scholarships and awards), publications, membership in professional organizations and volunteer positions.

Find people who will write letters of recommendation for you. Three letters of recommendation are needed to apply. Consider getting recommendations from current or former employers or managers, as well as former teachers, though professional recommendations are preferred. Make sure you choose people who can speak to your potential for, or commitment to, a career in health services management. You will need your recommenders' email addresses for the Graduate School application.

Complete the supplemental program application and written statements.

Step Two: Apply

Start your online application to the UW Graduate School. You can save your application and come back to it any time to continue working on it.

Select "Health Services (MHIHIM – Health Informatics & Health Info Mgmt)" for the program name.

Upload all required documents.

Designate the people who have agreed to write letters of recommendation for you. Each of these people will be sent an email directing them to a secure website where they will submit their letters.

Pay the nonrefundable application fee.

After you've submitted your application, you can check on its status at any time by logging into the application page.

International Students

The Master of Health Informatics & Health Information Management program welcomes international applicants. You are considered an international applicant if you are not a U.S. citizen, immigrant or permanent resident. International applicants must meet all admission requirements for the program.

Visa Status

International students must have a visa status that allows for academic study at the University of Washington. Because the MHIHIM program is part time, international students who require F-1 or J-1 visa status are not eligible to apply. For more information, review the section on citizenship and visa status on the Graduate School's application process page, or contact Graduate Enrollment Management Services (GEMS) at or 206-685-2630.

English Proficiency Requirement

Applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency. The Graduate School's Memo 8 describes several different ways you can do this. If you're submitting TOEFL scores, they must be sent directly to UW by the Educational Testing Service using institution code 4854. Only scores less than two years old will be accepted.

More Information

International Applicant Information


October 1, 2017
Applications Open

November 2, 2017
Early-Decision Application Deadline

March 30, 2018
Regular Application Deadline

June 29, 2018
Final Application Deadline


We are happy to answer your questions and provide more information about the Master of Health Informatics & Information Management program.