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.
  • 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.

Go To Appli­ca­tion

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:

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

Go To Appli­ca­tion

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 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.

  • Holland Wegner, Enrollment Counselor, Health Informatics, UNE Online

    Holland Wegner

    Enroll­ment Coun­selor III
    (207) 221‑4953 |

  • Jeffrey Nelsen

    Senior Enroll­ment Coun­selor
    (207) 221‑4942 |

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