​Admission​ Information

Arch Application for admission into the Health Informatics program is completed through the following steps.  Please refer to the Program Entry Flowchart​​​ to view a diagram of the process.​

 

Application Process

1. Submit an online Graduate
    Application (U.S. citizens)

2. Submit all “official” college
    academic transcripts (except UF
    transcripts) directly to the Office
    of Admissions
         a. Must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
         b. College cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher (last 64 credit hours)

3. Participate in an academic advising appointment with the program director

4. Submit responses to essay questions

5. Submit three standard recommendation forms

6. Submit résumé

7. Fulfillment of the prerequisite competencies (see below), demonstrated by official transcript and course syllabus (if applicable), completion of courses or competency testing


Prerequisite Competencies UF Course Example                                     
Medical Terminology HEPR 220
Anatomy & Physiology (w/Lab) ​BIOL 201 & BIOL 201L
Introduction to Computers ​CSCI 150
Database Applications ​CSCI 157

   
Any prerequisite courses submitted for consideration must be completed with a final grade of “C” or above. Any competency tests taken must be completed with at least the minimum passing score. Students MAY be admitted under Conditional Admission status to complete their prerequisite competencies ONLY, and these must be completed within a specified timeframe. A student attains Full Admission status upon completion of the prerequisite competencies and all other admission requirements.


8. Have a verified Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Internet-based test (iBT) minimum total score of 79-80 with 20 or better in speaking and 20 or better in writing or a verified International English Language Testing System (IELTS) academic score with a minimum overall band score of 7.0. Students not supplying a TOEFL or IELTS are required to test in the Intensive English Language Program (IELP), and if necessary may require up to four semesters of English before entering into the Health Informatics program.