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Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements for the degree and non-degree programs at the School of Biomedical Informatics.

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International Applicants

The School of Biomedical Informatics is a graduate school that awards postgraduate degrees. We do not offer undergraduate degrees.

A bachelor’s degree or higher is required to apply. If all education was completed outside the U.S. you must have a U.S. equivalency of a bachelor's degree or higher.

Please note that F1 sponsorship is NOT available for the following programs:

  • Any Certificate or other Non-degree programs (Our certificate program is a non-degree program)
  • Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics – Applied Track
  • Doctorate in Health Informatics program.

Please note that F1 sponsorship is available for the following programs:

  • Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics – Research Track
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Informatics programs

All applicants with international college transcripts must submit a course by course education evaluation 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. These are the only two evaluations we will accept for admission to any of our programs.

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) minimum acceptable score is an 87 or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) minimum acceptable score is a 7.

Admission Deadlines

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.