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Step 1: Review admissions requirements

All applicants must:

  • Have a health professional degree or bachelor’s degree preferably in information technology, statistics, computer science or similar field.
  • Have completed a college-level statistics course or equivalent work experience, or be willing to complete a college-level statistics course.
  • Have a focused area of interest in informatics, data analytics, clinical care or research, health information technology or similar fields
  • Non-native English speakers must take the TOEFL (minimum score of 92, internet version or 580, paper version) or IELTS (minimum score of 7.0) exam. For score reporting, use UW–Madison institution code 1846.

Step 2: Prepare Application Materials

  • Unofficial transcripts (official copies will be required for admission)
  • Statement of purpose – please submit a current resume or CV for this requirement
  • Supplemental application answering 7 short questions
    • Discuss your interest in Clinical & Health Informatics as a career
    • Explain how your professional goals relate to your interest in earning a graduate degree in Clinical & Health Informatics
    • Why are you attracted to our UW-Madison MS-CHI program?
    • What will prepare you to be successful in the MS-CHI coursework?
    • What challenges do you anticipate facing in the MS-CHI program? What support might you need?
    • Share any special circumstances you would like considered when faculty review your application. This might include reasons for past academic performance, career changes, life challenges, etc.
    • Is there is anything else you would like to disclose to highlight your candidacy?
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (if applicable)

Step 3: Apply

  • Complete the online application
  • Deadlines
    • Spring – December 15th
    • Summer – April 15th
    • Fall – July 15th

If you have questions about the application, contact our enrollment coach, Pat Walsh, or check out the Graduate School’s Admissions FAQ page.