The deadline for applications for the spring 2019 semester is September 1. Apply online.
The following materials are needed to complete the application. Note: The GRE is not required.
All applicants are considered on an individual basis. If the admission requirements are not met, opportunities may be provided for admission with a condition that must be removed before attaining regular graduate status.
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.
The KUMC Health Informatics Program is primarily online. As a result, we cannot accept international students who will be in the U.S. on student visas such as an F-1 visa. (U.S. student visas require that the vast majority of courses be taken in person and not online.) If you plan to be in the U.S. on another type of visa such as a work 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 13 of the KU Comprehensive Fee Schedule.
Costs for the program vary and are subject to change. Completion of the MS in Health Informatics program based on spring 2018 fees will require approximately $24,500 for Kansas residents and $29,500 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.