Apply Online

This page is a guide to the application process. Please verify all requirements are met before beginning the application process. Applications submitted by February 1 receive priority status, and applications are accepted until all seats in the program have been filled.

Before starting the online application

It will be helpful to have the following information ready before starting the online application:

  • Prerequisite Review: Verify all prerequisite course work will be completed by the fall semester start of the program.

    Personal Goals Statement: Please outline the reasons you want to pursue a degree in health information management. This is to be a brief essay (2 pages maximum) about your professional goals and interests, what you see are the positive and negative aspects of a career in health information management, and where you see yourself in five years.

  • Resume: Indicate your education and work background, honors, memberships in organizations, service to the community outside of school-related activities, and any other information that you might deem important for the committee to consider.

  • References: Applicants will enter the names and contact information (including email addresses) of three (3) individuals into the online application. The system will then prompt each person to submit the reference online.

    A reference provides a professional recommendation on your behalf. One reference should be from an instructor/professor. A second should be from a manager or supervisor of a work/volunteer organization. The recommendations may not be obtained from family members, friends, etc. Make sure each reference is willing to submit this electronically, and inform him or her that they will be receiving an email from “KU Medical Center <>” requesting them to submit a reference for you online.

  • Review the program's technical standards and requirements.

  • English Language Proficiency: All applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency through either the TOEFL or IELTS testing systems. The test must have been taken within two (2) years of the first semester of enrollment. Results must be provided directly to KU by the testing service using ETS school code 6895. Photocopies of scores will not be accepted.

  • Transcripts: Arrange to have one official copy of each transcript from every college and university that you have attended sent directly to KU Medical Center. If an institution participates in electronic transcript submission, please have transcripts emailed to For mailed transcripts, please use the following address:
    Student Services / Office of Admissions
    Mail Stop 4029
    3901 Rainbow Blvd
    Kansas City, KS 66160

  • Computer Requirements: All students in the program are required to possess a laptop or tablet which meets the minimum hardware and software requirements. Students are responsible for having the laptop or tablet in class in order to access course materials and take exams. The requirements will be sent to students upon acceptance in the program.

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.

After Submitting the Application
Admission decisions for completed applications are made during the spring semester. Late applications will be reviewed after the spring semester. Once all application materials are received, selected applicants may be called to schedule an interview with faculty of the department.

Upon acceptance into the program, students will be sent an enrollment packet consisting of background check instructions and information about computer requirements.

Applications to this program are no longer accepted for the class beginning fall semester this year. The link to apply for the following class will be posted on this page after September 1.

Last modified: Apr 16, 2015

Prospective Students
The priority deadline to apply to this program is February 1. Applications may be accepted after the deadline based on space available in the next class.

More about this program:
Program overview
Eligibility and requirements
Apply online
Tuition and fees
KU Core Courses PDF document

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