Admissions | 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. The University of Pittsburgh will determine whether or not the applicant’s international equivalent of a bachelor’s degree is acceptable.

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.

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

  • Online Application

  • Resume

  • Unofficial Transcripts

    Transcripts from all institutions attended are required with your application. You may use unofficial transcripts to submit your application, however, if you are admitted and decide to enroll, you will need to provide official transcripts to the SHRS Admissions Office.

    • Mailing Address:
      University of Pittsburgh
      School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
      Office of Admissions
      4044 Forbes Tower
      Pittsburgh, PA 15260
    • Official e-transcripts:
  • One Letter of Recommendation

    This letter should come from an individual who has taught you in academic settings and/or supervised clinical, research, or professional activities. It should address academic, professional, and personal attributes, as well as your potential for meaningful graduate study.

  • Essay

    This 2-3 page 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 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 2022

May 31, 2022

Early Decision Deadline

June 27, 2022

Priority Deadline

July 25, 2022

Final Deadline

August 29, 2022

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