The deadline for applications for the Fall 2017 semester is April 1, 2016. All applicants are considered on an individual basis. If the above admission requirements are not met, opportunities may be provided for admission with a condition that must be removed before attaining regular graduate status. Apply online.
The following materials are needed to complete the application. Applications are considered 2 times per year. If you do not complete your application for the semester you indicated on your application, your file will become inactive. It will be your responsibility to notify us if you wish to apply for a subsequent semester.
Due to the number of required online courses, the Health Informatics program at KUMC does not meet the U.S. student visa requirements at this time. Therefore, we are unable to accept individuals who are on student visas. If you received your university education outside of the U.S. or are in the U.S. on another type of visa, please contact HealthInformatics@kumc.edu for additional application requirements.
The Center for Health Informatics endeavors to fulfill its responsibilities to the changing needs of society by selecting applicants who, in the judgment of the admissions committee, demonstrate the academic achievement, maturity, integrity, and motivation necessary for successful advancement. In addition, the committee looks for applicants who will contribute academic, nonacademic, and socioeconomic diversity to the class. The committee is interested in evidence of capacity for mature and independent scholarship. One of the essential functions of a university is to help all individuals realize their potential. In an effort to foster this activity, the Center for Health Informatics subscribes to the KU Statement on Diversity and Inclusion.
For a complete list of tuition and fees, please refer to the KUMC information starting on page 12 of the KU Comprehensive Fee Schedule.
Costs for the program vary and are subject to change. In the spring of 2016, an estimate for completion of the MS in Health Informatics program was approximately $20,000 for Kansas residents and $27,000 for non-residents. This estimate does not include the cost of books, supplies, insurance, or living expenses. For more information about Kansas residency requirements, please refer to this page.
Students entering all programs of study at the University of Kansas Medical Center are expected to have basic skills in using a computer. Please refer to the recommendations for purchasing computers. During your studies in health informatics you will be participating in simulations in Second Life (www.secondlife.com/) so be sure you have a microphone/headset and a video card that is capable of carrying the graphics in Second Life. You will be expected to have access to Microsoft Office, Microsoft Access, and Microsoft Visio in order to complete assignments.