Health Informatics Admission Requirements

Graduate Programs in Health Informatics

Health Informatics Program Prerequisites – Certificate and M.S. in Health Informatics

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent.
    • See International Admissions for details regarding the evaluation of international degrees for grade and degree equivalency.
  • 2.75 cumulative undergraduate GPA or better will be considered for M.S. Health Informatics and Certificate Programs.
  • Computer with internet connection, including the hardware and software requirements described on the Technical Requirements page. Must also possess sufficient computer skills to navigate the internet as all classes are accessed 100% online.

What we look for in an M.S. Health Informatics or Graduate Certificate Applicant

We recognize that Health Informatics is a rapidly evolving field of study and that applicants from diverse backgrounds are drawn to this program. Successful students have rich backgrounds with a variety of professional and academic experiences. There is no one typical background, but rather the successful student is characterized by a lifelong curiosity, a natural perseverance, and an inclination to take on new challenges. The ability to learn and adapt to new tools and technology is an asset in this program. Students with the capacity to manage multiple competing priorities are most successful in our online learning environment.

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Application Process

Step 1

  • Create an account for the Online Application Portal, start a new application and fill out all required fields.
    • Your will be asked to provide contact information for three references, preferably of supervisory or leadership positions.

Step 2

  • Upload all supporting documents
    • Professional Resume/CV: Must be current and include current professional roles and responsibilities
    • Goal Statement/Essay: 500 – 1000 words. This statement should describe personal development and future goals; relevant professional experience; interest in graduate study in health informatics; and the capacity to succeed in a distance learning format, i.e., self-motivated, self-starter, comfortable with and access to a computer and the internet.

Step 3

  • Request an official transcript reflecting conferral of bachelor’s degree.

Official transcripts must be submitted to UNE directly from the institution. Please contact your college or university as soon as possible and request that they send an official transcript via mail to the address below or by certified electronic delivery. We will notify you as soon as we receive your official transcript.

If your transcript is from an international institution, it will need to be translated and/or evaluated for U.S. grade and degree equivalency and sent to us directly from the evaluation company. Please contact an Enrollment Counselor for more information.

If sent electronically, request that your transcript be sent to: informatics@une.edu

If mailed, request that your transcript be addressed to:

University of New England
Online Worldwide Learning
Attention: M.S. Health Informatics
716 Stevens Avenue
Portland, ME 04103


Please Note:
Additional transcripts may be required or requested. You can always submit additional transcripts if you feel they would strengthen your application.

Step 4

  • Pay non-refundable $40 application fee

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Our Enrollment Counselors are here to help you understand the admission requirements and assist you throughout the entire application process. Please contact us at (855) 751-4445 or informatics@une.edu right away if you have any questions about the program or application requirements.

Application Procedures and Policies for the Graduate Certificate and M.S. in Health Informatics Programs

Transfer Credit: Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics
Upon acceptance, students may apply to transfer up to two, 3-credit courses (maximum six semester credits) into the program.

Transfer Credit: Master of Science in Health Informatics

Upon acceptance, students may apply to transfer up to three, 3-credit courses (maximum nine semester credits) into the M.S. Informatics program.

In order to be considered for transfer into the M.S. Health Informatics program, courses must:

  • Be classified as graduate level.
  • Have been taken within five years of application.
  • Have been completed with a grade of “B” or better.
  • Be equivalent to one of the required program courses or an elective course that meets the goals of the student’s education.
  • Not have been applied toward any other degree.

To request consideration for transfer credit, a student must provide an official transcript and a course syllabus for each course. Your enrollment counselor or student support specialist can assist you with this request.

Expiration of Application Materials
All application materials submitted to UNE are valid for 12 months from the date received by the University. To avoid needing to re-request transcripts and letters of recommendation, we recommend that you complete your application and enroll in a timely manner. In the event that you need to re-apply or re-activate your application, materials older than 12 months will need to be re-submitted without exception.

Non-Matriculated Enrollment
Students not seeking a degree may enroll into individual courses offered as part of the M.S. Health Informatics offerings, as a non-matriculated student, space permitting and upon approval by the program manager. Non-matriculated students must hold a bachelor’s degree and submit an official transcript reflecting conferral of degree. Students may not move from non-matriculated to matriculated status within the same semester. Please contact an enrollment counselor to assist in this process.

International Admissions

International Students

More information explaining the admissions requirements for international students or applicants with international degrees can be found here on the International Admissions web page. If you have specific questions please contact an Enrollment Counselor for personal guidance through the application process.

Your Health Informatics Enrollment Counselors

Contact an enrollment counselor to discuss your degree plan, or for any questions about the Health Informatics programs.