Admission | Online Master of Science in Health Informatics

Admission Overview

Qualified applicants for the online Master of Science in Health Informatics program and certificates must hold a bachelor’s degree, which can be in any field, and have a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA (on a 4.00 scale). The bachelor’s degree or diploma for applicants educated internationally must be from a school or university that grants degrees equivalent to the U.S. bachelor’s degree.

We welcome students of all educational and professional backgrounds, but MSHI students typically have experience in health and rehabilitation sciences, health information management, information science, computer science, biology, management, nursing, or other clinical fields. Please note that a GRE is not required for admission to the program.

We welcome applicants of all abilities/disabilities, religions, marital statuses, familial statuses, sexes, ages, sexual orientations, veteran statuses, national origins, ancestries, races, colors, genetic information, and gender identities and expressions.

To apply to the online MSHI program and certificates, you must complete and submit the following:

  • Online Application

  • Resume

  • Unofficial Transcripts

    Unofficial transcripts may be used to submit your application. If you are admitted and you decide to enroll, we will require your official transcripts to register for classes. Transcripts must be submitted from anywhere you took classes, including study abroad programs.

    • Mailing Address:
      University of Pittsburgh
      School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
      Office of Admissions
      4020 Forbes Tower
      Pittsburgh, PA 15260
    • Unofficial e-transcripts:
  • Two Letters of Recommendation

    Letters of recommendation should come from individuals who have taught you in academic settings and/or supervised clinical, research, or professional activities. These letters should address academic, professional, and personal attributes, as well as your potential for meaningful graduate study.

  • Essay

    This essay should discuss your goals, strengths, skills, and experiences that will contribute to success in the program and in the profession. You should also include a brief statement discussing your interest in the field and reasons for applying to the University of Pittsburgh.

  • International Applicants

    Additional requirements for international applicants:


If you have questions, reach out to an enrollment advisor at any time at or (412) 274-5540.

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Upcoming Deadlines

Pitt’s online MS in Health Informatics program and certificates offer multiple start dates per year, in the spring, summer, and fall. Students are admitted on a rolling basis.

Applicants who submit an application by the early decision and priority deadlines are eligible to receive an application fee waiver. Applicants who submit an application by the early decision deadline will receive an admissions decision within one week.

Fall 2021

May 31

Early Decision Deadline

June 30

Priority Deadline

July 26

Final Deadline

August 27

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