Application Instructions

Requirements

MHI

MHI

Academic

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited institution
  • 3.0 undergrad GPA (Please include unofficial transcripts for all undergraduate courses taken.)
  • 3.0 GPA for any post-baccalaureate degrees (Please include unofficial transcripts for all graduate courses taken.)
  • 6 semester-credits or 9 quarter-credits in life or health sciences
  • Programming language course or experience- Experience must be explained and uploaded in "additional materials" section in the application.

GRE
The GRE is required for all applicants unless they already have a master's degree from a regionally-accredited university in the United States or have been working in the field for at least 10 years. The University of Minnesota institutional code is 6874.

  • GRE- quantitative score at or above the 50th percentile (∼153)
  • GRE- verbal score at or above the 50th percentile (∼152)

Other

  • Complete demographic, educational history, and work history fields of application
  • Personal statement explaining why you want a degree in informatics
  • Transcripts for all post-secondary courses
  • 2 letters of recommendation. Letters must be from supervisors or faculty rather than peers.
  • Application fee ($75 for US citizens/permanent residents; $95 for international applicants)

MS

MS

Academic

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited institution
  • 3.3 undergrad GPA (Please include unofficial transcripts for all undergraduate courses taken.)
  • 3.3 GPA for any post-baccalaureate degrees (Please include unofficial transcripts for all graduate courses taken.)
  • 6 semester-credits or nine quarter-credits in life or health sciences
  • Programming language course or experience- Experience must be explained and uploaded in "additional materials" section in the application.

GRE
The GRE is required for all applicants unless they already have a master's degree from a regionally-accredited university in the United States or have been working in the field for at least 10 years. The University of Minnesota institutional code is 6874.

  • GRE- quantitative score at or above the 75th percentile (∼159)
  • GRE- verbal score at or above the 50th percentile (∼152)

Other

  • Personal statement must explain why you are applying for an MS rather than an MHI.
  • Transcripts for all post-secondary courses
  • 2 letters of recommendation. Letters must be from supervisors or faculty rather than peers.
  • Application fee ($75 for US citizens/permanent residents; $95 for international applicants)

Clinical Informatics PhD

Clinical Informatics PhD

Academic

  • 3.5 GPA for undergraduate- and graduate-level degree(s) (Please include unofficial transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate courses taken.)
  • 6 semester-credits or nine quarter-credits in life or health sciences
  • Programming language course or experience- Experience must be explained and uploaded in "additional materials" section in the application.

GRE
The GRE is required for all PhD applicants unless an applicant already has a PhD from a regionally-accredited university. The University of Minnesota institutional code is 6874.

  • GRE- quantitative score at or above the 75th percentile (∼159)
  • GRE- verbal score at or above the 50th percentile (∼152)

Other

  • Personal statement must include research interests. It is recommended that applicants also name faculty with whom they would like to work.
  • Transcripts for all post-secondary courses
  • 3 letters of recommendation. Letters must be from supervisors or faculty rather than peers
  • Interview
  • Application fee ($75 for US citizens/permanent residents; $95 for international applicants)

Other PhD tracks

Other PhD tracks

Academic

  • 3.5 GPA for undergraduate- and graduate-level degree(s) (Please include unofficial transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate courses taken.)
  • 6 semester-credits or nine quarter-credits in life or health sciences
  • College-level calculus
  • College-level linear algebra
  • College-level statistics

The GRE is required for all PhD applicants unless an applicant already has a PhD from a regionally-accredited university. The University of Minnesota institutional code is 6874.

  • GRE- quantitative score at or above the 75th percentile (∼159)
  • GRE- verbal score at or above the 50th percentile (∼152)

Other

  • Personal statement must include research interests. It is recommended that applicants also name faculty with whom they would like to work.
  • Transcripts for all post-secondary courses
  • 3 letters of recommendation. Letters must be from supervisors or faculty rather than peers
  • Interview
  • Application fee ($75 for US citizens/permanent residents; $95 for international applicants)

International Applicants

International Applicants

English test (TOEFL, IELTS, or MELAB)
All applicants must provide proof of English language proficiency.

  • Exceptions
    • Applicants whose first language is English and who are from certain countries will be exempted from English proficiency testing. Contact the IHI for more information about which countries are included.
    • Applicants who have taken at least 16 semester-credits or 24 quarter-credits, within the past 24 months, in residence as a full-time student at certain universities or from certain English speaking countries are exempt. Contact the IHI for more information about which universites and countries are included.
  • TOEFL
    • Reading≥19
    • Writing≥21
    • Cumulative≥79
  • IELTS
    • Reading≥6.5
    • Writing≥6.5
    • Total≥6.5
  • MELAB≥80

After you are accepted
Check out our International Applicants page for more information.

Recommendations

Recommendations

The recommendation system in the application system is completely online. You will enter the contact information for your references, and the application system will email your references requesting a recommendation.

The Application System gives you the option to waive the rights to see your letters of recommendation. This choice is up to you; however, your references will be notified of your decision, and you cannot change your mind once you submit the information.

If you have a reference who is unable to provide an online recommendation, please contact the health informatics graduate program at hinfgrad@umn.edu. Do not attach recommendation letters to your application yourself.

FAQs

FAQs

Do I need to take the GRE?

  • Applying to the MS or MHI
    • If you have been working in the field for 10 years, you do not have to take the GRE
    • If you have a master's degree from an regionally-accredited university, you do not have to take the GRE.
    • If you have a master's degree from another country, you may not have to take the GRE.
  • Applying to the PhD
    • If you have a PhD in a related field, you may not have to take the GRE.