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Thank you for your interest in McWilliams School of Biomedical Informatics at UTHealth Houston programs. Please ensure you review the Admissions Requirements for your particular program of interest. Feel free to visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page to also assist with your application journey.

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Certificate July 1 November 1 March 1
Master's July 1 November 1 March 1
PhD December 1 July 1 N/A
DHI March 1 Only one DHI cohort will be admitted annually.


  • Current students in the certificate program applying to the master's program should complete at least 3 classes before applying.
  • It is highly recommended for current students and alumni applying to either the master’s or the doctoral programs to submit at least one reference letter from a faculty member.
  • Dual Degree applicants must submit an application to both McWilliams School of Biomedical Informatics and the other participating institution.


All applicants that have completed courses/degrees outside of the US are required to submit an official course-by-course transcript evaluation with GPA calculation report by either World Education Services (WES ICAP) or Educational Credential Evaluators. The verified transcripts used for the evaluation need to be included with the education evaluation.

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) results. The minimum acceptable score for TOEFL is a 94 and on IELTS is a 7.

F-1 Student Visa Sponsorship Information

F-1 visa sponsorship available for the following:

Spring and Fall Admission
Master of Science (MS) - Research Track
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Biomedical Informatics
Admission to one UTHealth Houston program at a time

F-1 visa sponsorship Not available for the following:

Summer Admission
Master of Science (MS) - Applied Track
Doctorate in Health Informatics (DHI)
Concurrent multiple admissions to UTHealth Houston Schools/Programs
Non-degree or Certificate programs

Admission Requirements and Curriculum's for Available Programs

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Certificate Programs

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Joint Accelerated 4+1
Master's TAMIU

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Joint Accelerated 4+1
Master's UTRGV

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Joint Certificate

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Please Note:

Enrollment at the parent institution is necessary before applying for the joint certificate or the accelerated 4+1 program.