Eligibility and Admission Requirements

The following items are required to be considered for admission into KU's health information management program:

  1. License or Certification
    Students in this program must possess and maintain a current license or certification in a professional health care field.

  2. Grade Point Average
    An overall grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) for college course work is required to be eligible to apply. In addition, student transcripts must document an individual course grade of no less than "C" on each biology, chemistry, and math prerequisite course.

  3. International Students
    An applicant is considered an international student if he or she requires a visa, or currently resides in the U.S. with non-immigrant status, or currently resides in the U.S. while applying for permanent residency. Additional requirements and documentation, such as proof of English language proficiency, are required for international students to become eligible for KU programs. Please review the information for international students before applying.

  4. Background Check
    The Joint Commission requires all incoming students to pay for a background check. This one-time fee must be paid directly to the company performing the background investigation. Students will be asked to provide information and make payment once officially accepted into the program. For more information, please see the School of Health Professions background check instructions.


The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University's programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access, IOA@ku.edu, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785) 864-6414, 711 TTY.

Last modified: May 23, 2016

Application deadlines:
March 31 for fall semester start
Oct 31 for spring semester start

Program overview

Eligibility and requirements

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Advising

photo of Angela Couture, RHIA We're here to answer any questions you may have about this program. Please contact program advisor Angela Couture, RHIA.

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