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MS in Health Informatics Application Process

The MS in Health Informatics is an innovative, interdisciplinary, applied graduate degree program which addresses the intersection of healthcare and information technology to develop efficient systems, processes and uses of health data across the continuum of healthcare delivery to improve patient care and advance individual and population health outcomes.   This program for working professionals is designed for part-time study.  Courses are offered in the evening at convenient locations in Center City, Temple’s Main Campus and Health Sciences campuses.  Some courses may be taught online or in a hybrid model. 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS AND DEADLINES

Application Deadline:
Fall: March 1

Spring: November 1
Applications are processed as they are received throughout the year. Late applications may be considered for admission.
 
Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: A baccalaureate degree or its equivalent, as recognized by Temple University, from an accredited post-secondary institution is required.

College Level Transcripts: Required; transcripts must be sent in a sealed envelope to the following address:

Temple University                  
Department of Health Services Administration and Policy
College of Public Health
Ritter Annex 524
1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6091
 
Letters of Reference:

Number Required: 2
From Whom: Recommendations should be obtained from faculty and/or professionals familiar with the applicant's academic competence and/or professional work experience. Evaluators must use the official "Reference Report for Graduate Study," found at http://www.temple.edu/grad/admissions/documents/Web_GRAD_REFERENCE_REPORT.pdf. References may be submitted as an email attachment to hlthinfo@temple.edu
 
Resume: Current resume required.
 
Statement of Goals: Required; Demonstrate your professional writing ability as you address your interest in obtaining the degree and how it will meet your career goals.
 
Please Note: References, resume and statement of goals are to be submitted as attachments via email to hlthinfo@temple.edu.  
 
If your evaluator for your reference does not have access to a scanner, it can be sent via US Mail to:
Temple University                  
Department of Health Services Administration and Policy
College of Public Health
Ritter Annex 524
1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6091
 
WES: 
Official document that validates completion and conferral of a degree, diploma, and/or certificate. While not required, applicants are encouraged to submit transcript(s) to the World Education Services (WES) for evaluation. More information on these requirements is available at: http://www.temple.edu/grad/admissions/international.htm
 
Standardized Test Scores:
GRE: Required. Quantitative and verbal scores should be in the 50th percentile or above. Waiver of GRE may be considered based on academic history and work experience. 
Required: minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0
 
International Student:
TOEFL or IELTS: 6.5: Required for international students; 79 iBT or 550 PBT minimum.

Interview: Not required. 

Additional Information: View FAQ here.