Admissions

The Master of Health Informatics & Health Information Management program is designed for professionals working in health care settings who want to advance into mid- and senior-level leadership roles in health informatics and health information management. The program also serves IT and business professionals who want to apply their skills to enter a health-related field.

Application Dates and Deadlines

A new cohort of the UW MHIHIM program starts every fall. Applications for the 2018 cohort open on October 1.

Below are application and notification dates.

  Deadline to Apply Notification
Early Decision Nov 2, 2017 Dec 11, 2017
Regular Decision Mar 31, 2018 May 6, 2018
Space-Available Basis Jun 30, 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 degree in a different field, but relevant work experience, we will consider your application.

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
  • Supplemental program application
  • Written statements
  • Three recommendations
  • Proof of English language proficiency (if English is not your native language)

Application Steps

To apply to the MHIHIM program, submit your application materials online through the UW Graduate School website. We recommend you begin your application early in order to complete all requirements on time.

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. It should also note any professional licenses, honors (such as scholarships and awards),  publications, membership in professional organizations and volunteer positions.

Complete the supplemental program application and written statements. The written statements address questions such as your goals and personal history. Specific instructions are in the online application. 

Identify three people who can recommend you to the program. Consider asking current or former employers or managers or former teachers, although 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'll need the email addresses of your references for the Graduate School application. They'll each be sent an email directing them to a secure website where they'll submit their recommendations.

Step Two: Apply

Start your online application to the UW Graduate School. 

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

Upload all required documents.

Pay the nonrefundable application fee and submit your application.

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, and contact Graduate Enrollment Management Services at uwgrad@uw.edu if you have any questions.

English Language Proficiency

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

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