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Eligibility and Admission Requirements

You’ll need to meet the following requirements to be considered eligible for admission into KU's health information management bachelor's degree program at the School of Health Professions.

Prerequisite Courses

Prior to entering the health information management program, you must complete two (2) years of undergraduate college course work with a total of 60 semester credit hours. Please see the complete list of prerequisite courses for details. No grade lower than a "C" is accepted in any prerequisite course.

Grade Point Average (GPA)

An overall GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) for college course work is required to be eligible to apply for the HIM program.

Windows 10 Laptop

You must have a computer that meets the minimum software and hardware requirements. This includes the responsibility for all costs associated with the computer including software, hardware, support, updates and maintenance.

Technical Standards

Before admission to the program, you will be asked to verify you can meet the technical standards with or without accommodation(s). Program applicants who disclose a disability are considered for admission if they are otherwise qualified. Disabilities are evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the program and by the Equal Opportunity Office at KU Medical Center.

Background Check

The Joint Commission requires all incoming students to submit to a background check and provide the report to KU. This one-time fee must be paid by the student directly to the company performing the background investigation. Applicants will be asked to request the report and make payment only after official acceptance into the program. For more information, please see the School of Health Professions background check and drug screen instructions.

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.

KU School of Health Professions

University of Kansas Medical Center
Health Information Management
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Mailstop 2008
Kansas City, KS 66160
913-588-2423 • 711 TTY