Admissions Overview

We offer three degrees in informatics: the Master of Health Informatics (MHI), Master of Science (MS), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). To apply to any of our programs, prospective students must submit an online application using the University of Minnesota Graduate School's Admissions System (linked to the right). Be sure to read the application instructions before you begin the process. The HINF admissions committee will be able to access everything you enter and upload into your application as soon as you submit the application.

We admit MHI and MS students in both fall and spring. PhD students may only begin in the fall. We do not have any programs that begin in the summer. In 2020-2021, we had 27 MHI, 14 MS, and 21 PhD applicants. 24 MHI, 7 MS, an 14 PhD applicants were offered admission to the program and 13 MHI, 5 MS, and 4 PhD applicants matriculated. MS students have an average graduation time of 2.3 years or 7 semesters and our MHI students have an average graduation time of 1.6 years or 5 semesters. 83% of our alumni have reported being employed in an informatics-related position within 1 year of graduating from the program. To review additional data from our past admissions cycles, please look at the Graduate School's website.

Once your application is carefully reviewed by our admissions committee and your transcripts and any credentials (test reports, diploma copies, etc.) are authenticated by Graduate School officials, the Graduate School admissions office will email telling you a decision is in the application system. You will have to log in to the application system to access the official decision notification. We only being reviewing applications after the deadline.