For a list of our partnering institutions for the 4+1 program, please visit HERE.
The 4+1 program application is designed in a 3-part process.
Step 1: 4+1 Pre-Application
The admission process for the Undergraduate Accelerated Master’s (4+1) program requires the submission of the No-Cost 4+1 Pre-Application.
Pre-Application requirements include:
- Biodemographic Information
- Unofficial transcripts from all of your colleges and universities attended
- Program Recommendation Form – A form will be sent to your recommender to be completed and submitted on your behalf.
- Essay Question – In 1-2 pages, please tell us about your future career & educational goals.
All documents for the 4+1 Pre-application must be submitted by the above deadline date for the term you are applying to Candidates who successfully make it through the pre-application process will be cleared to begin Step 2.
Step 2: Interview
If your pre-application is approved, you will be contacted to have an interview with the 4+1 admissions committee.
Step 3: McWilliams School of Biomedical Informatics Application
Upon meeting the requirements in Step 1 and the recommendation of the admissions committee, you then submit an application to the Graduate Certificate program.
The completed application requires the following items:
- ✓ Application
- ✓ $38 Application Fee
- ✓ Enrolled in Baccalaureate degree at 4+1 partner institution
- ✓ Official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended in the US.
- Courses or degrees completed outside of the US must have a WES or ECE course-by-course transcript evaluation with GPA calculation
- Grade Point Average (GPA): no minimum GPA requirement. Recommended cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- ✓ Resume and/or Curriculum Vitae
- ✓ One Letter of reference/recommendation
- ✓ Personal Goal Statement - The Goal Statement is crucial in helping us understand our applicants better and determine how well our program matches up with each applicant and their expectations. Use it as a narrative to describe your past education, experience and current professional career objectives. This document will be reviewed by our admissions committee not only as a source of information but also as an example of your writing ability. It is important to be as specific as possible in addressing:
- Your interest in the particular program
- Your current educational or work experience
- Your professional goals in the informatics field
- How you envision these goals can be achieved through study here at McWilliams School of Biomedical Informatics.
Each applicant must submit all required admissions materials for the graduate certificate by McWilliams deadline dates.