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Health Informatics (MS) Admissions

This program is offered in-person and online. The same admissions process applies to both programs.

You do not need previous healthcare or information technology experience in order to apply.

You must have a bachelor’s degree in a related discipline or its equivalent from an accredited institution to be considered for admission. A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 is required. 

Application Components

  1. Application: You will apply using SOPHAS Centralized Application Service. The documents required below will all be submitted through the SOPHAS system.
  2. Recommendations: Submit three letters of recommendation from who can speak to your academic competence and professional skills and your aptitude for graduate study. 
  3. Goals statement: Write a well-considered statement of one to two pages expressing your goals and interests in the program. Submissions should address the impact of informatics in the field of health and healthcare as well as discuss the impact a graduate degree has on one's career.
  4. Official transcripts: Submit transcripts from all of the undergraduate and graduate institutions you’ve attended. Please mail all of your official transcripts to:
    • SOPHAS Transcript Processing Center
    • PO Box 9111
    • Watertown, MA 02471
  5. GRE score: Quantitative and verbal scores should be in the 50th percentile or above. Official GRE scores should be sent to SOPHAS using code 0151. A waiver of the GRE may be considered for domestic applicants based on academic history and/or 3-5 years of relevant work experience in the field of healthcare informatics.
  6. Current résumé

Additional requirements for international students

  • TOEFL: For applicants whose native language is not English, the TOEFL is required with a minimum score of 79 on the iBT. These scores should be sent officially to SOPHAS using the SOPHAS-specific TOEFL code of: 5688.
  • A WES Evaluation (www.wes.org) is required for applicants who completed their degree outside of the United States. This can be requested and submitted through SOPHAS.

Transfer students: Relevant graduate courses taken at other accredited universities may be considered for transfer credit. Students may transfer a maximum of six credits.

Nonmatriculated Student Policy: Nonmatriculated students may take a maximum of 9 credits. Any additional courses require the student to be matriculated in a program.

Application Deadlines

Spring Admission: Nov. 1
Fall Admission: June 1