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This page is a guide to the application process. Please verify all requirements are met before beginning the application process. 

Before starting the online application

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

  • Letter of intent: Write at least 1-2 pages, double-spaced, using a common font (e.g. Arial, Times New Roman) and save as in Word, PDF or rich-text format. The letter should address the following:

    1. Describe how you learned about the profession of health information management and why you decided it would be your chosen career pathway.
    2. Discuss opportunities and challenges you see on the horizon for HIM professionals.
    3. Discuss your career goals and how you see that a bachelor's degree will support your goals.
  • 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.

  • License or certification verification: Applicants must possess current RHIT or other professional health care certification/license. Please make a copy of your license or certification document to upload during the application process.

  • References: Applicants will enter the names and contact information (including email addresses) of two (2) individuals into the online application. The system will then prompt each person to submit the reference online. Note: the new requirement for two references became effective March 2018.

    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. Verify each reference is willing to submit this electronically, and inform them they will be receiving an email from “KU Medical Center <>” requesting 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. Please send hardcopy transcripts to the following address:
    Attn: Health Info Mgmt Admissions Committee
    MS 2008
    3901 Rainbow Blvd
    Kansas City, KS 66160

    If the institution provides an option for electronic delivery of official transcripts, please have them sent to

    Note: Current or former KU students do not need to request official transcripts for courses taken from KU.

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.

Online Application

Note: Partial or incomplete applications may not be reviewed.

Using the link above, please submit your completed application and pay the application fee. The application fee is paid when you click SUMBIT from the online application. Applicants can pay by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or by electronic check. U.S. banks only. Application fees are non-refundable. Electronic checks will be held for approximately six business days while the check clears.

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,, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY.

Last modified: Jan 21, 2021

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

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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.