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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.
  • 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
    • A no more than two-page statement of purpose that is specific to the M.S. in Clinical & Health Informatics online degree (uploaded via the Graduate School online application) that provides the following:
      • Summary of your professional and academic background
      • Concise description of your short- and long-term professional goals
      • Clear explanation of how the Master’s Degree in Clinical and Health Informatics will help you meet your goals
      • Remember that this is the committee’s first exposure to you and your writing, so please see the “Application Essay for Graduate School” for additional guidance and suggestions.
  • Short essay for the supplemental application answering the following:
    • Please tell us why you are applying for the degree in Clinical and Health Informatics. What are your goals upon completion of the degree, and what experiences do you bring that are relevant and important for the committee to know?
  • 3 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.