To apply for the Health Informatics Program, all applicants must meet the admission requirements outlined by UC Davis Graduate Studies:

The Master's degree program seeks to train the next generation of researchers, clinicians and leaders to advance the science of Health Informatics.  Successful applicants have backgrounds in health, technology or biology, and are enthused to develop new knowledge using health data and information systems.

Clinicians (M.D., R.N., Pharm.D., others):

A. Successful completion of Clinical Education, at the Baccalaureate level or higher
B. Working knowledge in technology, ideally computer science and programming.

Demonstrated through completed baccalaureate or higher level coursework, work experience, or clinical focus

Healthcare Information Technology Professionals:

A. Working experience in Healthcare IT, biotech or similar experience
B. Knowledge of Human Disease and Conditions
C. Knowledge of Medical Terminology 

Demonstrated through completed coursework or professional experience


A. Applied background (Baccalaureate or higher) in computer science, information science, biology or related field.
B. Domain experience in health information or biology.

Demonstrated through completed coursework, baccalaureate or higher degrees, personal research experience

Questions regarding prerequisites may be directed to the UC Davis Health Informatics program at 916-734-8710 or

TOEFL Scores:

Applicants whose native language or whose academic instruction is/was not English must successfully meet the following TOEFL requirements:

  • Internet-Based (IBT)  minimum score 100
  • Written Test  minimum score 600 or 250 for the computer-based test

IELTS Scores:

As an alternative to the TOEFL, you may submit scores from the Academic Modules of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) designed by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate and administered by the British Council worldwide. Their website address is

You are responsible for providing Graduate Studies with an official test report form showing the score you earned on your IELTS examination. Remember to order the TRF when you register to take the test.

The minimum band score required for admission to graduate study at UC Davis is 7 on a 9-point scale.

IELTS scores expire after two years. Scores that are older than two years will not be accepted by Graduate Studies.

Applications must be completed by the closing date listed below.  Any application not completed by the published closing date will not be reviewed.

Annual Application dates for Fall quarter:

Opening Date: Late September

Priority Admissions Deadline: March 1st

Closing Date: June 1st