Completed Online Application
The online application must be completed at:
- From all college or universities attended
- Shows a minimum baccalaureate degree: Must be from an accredited college or university
- GPA: 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale)
*Unofficial transcripts must be uploaded to the system.
To be clear, the Graduate School defines unofficial transcripts as copies (or translations) of transcripts provided by students to the university. Official transcripts are sent in sealed envelopes directly to us from the student’s university.
If you are admitted and confirm that you accept the admission, you will receive instructions from the program director asking you to submit official transcripts directly to the Graduate School. Official transcripts should not be sent to the Graduate School until you are accepted and have completed your online enrollment form included with your acceptance letter. Students accepted with degrees from Chinese institutions who accept admission to our program will be provided instructions by the program director on what English-version verification report to submit.
Letter of Intent
- Include a two-page double-spaced or one-page single-spaced narrative describing the following: What motivated you to pursue a graduate degree in Health Informatics? Why you are interested in applying to the University of Cincinnati Master of Health Informatics program? What are your short-term and long-term goals? How do you believe the University of Cincinnati Master of Health Informatics program will contribute to you achieving your short-term and long-term career goals?
- You should write this statement as if it were a written interview. You should take this opportunity to explain any inconsistencies in your resume or transcripts.
Two Letters of Recommendations
- In order to be accepted, letters must be written on a professional letterhead.
- You will designate two individuals who will be completing these forms on your behalf. You will submit their full name and email address in your application. The Recommendation Form will be sent to them through the application system. They will complete the form online, and it will automatically be included in your application once they submit it. Recommendation letters submitted by the student will not be accepted.
- These forms should come from people who are, or have been, in a position to evaluate your work in an academic or professional setting. Letters of recommendation should come from supervisors, current or former employers, professors or mentors. Professional or academic contacts should have known you for at least one year. Personal recommendations will not be accepted.
- Recommendation forms should be thoughtful and substantive, and they should speak specifically to personal knowledge of your academic potential and relevant personal qualities. In addition, they should speak to your intellectual ability, character, determination, professional and community achievements, and potential for contributions to the community with this degree. They should also address both strengths and weaknesses of the applicant.
Current professional resume/curriculum vitae.
- Education: formal and informal (continuing education/professional development) and dates of attendance
- Employment history
- Publications and honors, including dates received
- Community, professional and/or extracurricular involvement, including dates of involvement
Payment of non-refundable $65 domestic/$70 international application fee.
Acceptable forms of payment include:
- Electronic Check
- American Express
International Admission Requirements
UC Universal Distance Learning International Applicants:
- Must have a minimum TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 580 (paper version), 237 (computer) or 93 (Internet).
- Must submit your foreign transcripts to an agency recognized by the National Association of Credential Evaluating Services (NACES; www.naces.org) for an international evaluation. A letter grade (A, B or C) and earned credit hours must be provided for each course.
- Students with degrees from Chinese institutions will receive instructions from the program director on what report to submit.
- International students are ineligible for a student visa for distance learning programs. You must complete our program from abroad.
NOTE: You will receive a decision letter after application review, and if you're accepted into the program, you will need to confirm that you are attending UC by submitting a Graduate Supplemental Form to the program director and confirming that you have accepted admission. Submitting the form holds a place for you in the class. Confirming attendance will trigger further instructions sent to you by the program director. You will not be able to enroll in courses until this form is received and entered in the system.
Students who have received a baccalaureate degree or higher with English as the medium of instruction from the following countries are exempt from the English proficiency requirement:
|Antigua & Barbuda||China (Hong Kong Public Universities only)||New Zealand|
|Barbados||Grenada||St. Kitts & Nevis|
|Bermuda||Jamaica||St. Vincent & the Grenadines|
|British Virgin Islands||Liberia||United Kingdom|
|Canada (except Quebec)||Malawi||United States of America|
Out of state?
Due to changes in state regulations for distance learning, UC is only able to accept applications from students residing in certain states.
The online Master of Health Informatics offers six starts dates each year so that you can enroll at the time that works best for you.
|Term||Fall 2017||Spring 2018||Summer 2018|
|Term A||Classes Begin: August 21
Application Deadline: 7/3/2017
Registration Deadline: 08/21/2017
|Classes Begin: January 8
Application Deadline: 11/18/2017
Registration Deadline: 01/8/2018
|Classes Begin: May 7
Application Deadline 4/9/2018
Registration Deadline: 5/7/2018
|Term B||Classes Begin: October 11
Application Deadline: 9/1/2017
|Classes Begin: TBD
Application Deadline: 1/16/2018
Registration Deadline: TBD
|Classes Begin: TBD
Application Deadline: 5/17/2018
Registration Deadline: TBD
Tuition and Financial Aid
Your graduate education is an investment in your future. Our Master in Health Informatics degree offers more than an innovative, well-balanced education and leadership mindset — it offers a strong ROI, too. Here’s how:
Maximize your dollar
The average master’s in health informatics program can cost anywhere from $25,000 to $120,000 (HealthInformaticsDegrees.org). On the lower end of the expense spectrum, the MHI program from UC costs less than $27,000 without sacrificing quality, and that’s before financial aid. With those metrics, it’s not surprising that the University of Cincinnati is ranked among the top 13% of “Best Value Colleges” by Payscale.com.
Increase your earning potential
In as few as two years, your UC MHI graduate degree could pay for itself. According to the American Health Information Management Association, professionals with a master’s degree in health informatics earn an average of $20,123 more per year than those with a bachelor’s degree.
|In-State Tuition||Out-of-State Tuition|
|Cost per credit hour:||$732||$747|
|MHI degree tuition:||$26,352*||$26,892**|
*Books, supplies and technical fees are estimated at an additional $150-$400 per term. Program fees: $75 per semester for full-time students or $7/credit hour for part-time students
Tuition and fees are subject to change.
Minimize your time
Our shorter program means more time to capitalize on new credentials and more financial security to explore emerging opportunities in the field. With our flexible transfer credit policy, qualifying students may transfer up to 6 credit hours — a route that can save you approximately $4,500 in tuition and can shorten your program length by a semester.
Fund your future
The U.S. Department of Education reports that more than half of all undergraduate and postsecondary students receive some type of financial assistance to help pay for school.
Students with financial need or in search of supplemental funding may find financial aid from a variety of sources, such as federal grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans, scholarship programs, private sources, student employment opportunities and perhaps employer assistance. Some MHI graduates working within the public sector may even qualify for student loan forgiveness.
We encourage you to research and familiarize yourself with all the financing options available for your online master’s in Health Informatics. This will help you determine what works best for your individual needs.
For additional information and support regarding financing your education at UC and our flexible transfer credit policy, please fill out the contact form on this page. Our enrollment advisors can help you navigate through the many options available.
Transfer Credit Policy
The current maximum number of transfer credits allowed is six (6) semester credit hours. Transfer credits must be at least at the “B” level, must have been earned within the past seven years, and must not have already been applied to an earned degree. Consideration of transfer credits can only begin after you have been accepted to the program.
Please note: a course with a similar name or the same name as a course offered at the University of Cincinnati does not necessarily mean that the content of the course is similar enough to be accepted as transfer credit to our program.