Program-Specific Admission Criteria
To apply for the Health Informatics Program, all applicants must meet the admission requirements outlined by Graduate Studies (http://gradstudies.ucdavis.edu/prospective/admissions.html).
The master's degree program in Health Informatics is primarily designed for:
- Clinicians (M.D., R.N., Pharm.D., others)
1. Successful completion of Clinical Education, at the Baccalaureate level
2. A working knowledge of both an object oriented programming language and database management.
a. Can be demonstrated through completed baccalaureate or higher level coursework, or work experience
- Healthcare IT Professionals
1. Successful completion of Baccalaureate degree
2. A working knowledge of Human Disease and Conditions
a. Can be demonstrated through completed baccalaureate or higher level coursework, or work experience.
Knowledge of Medical Terminology
a. Can be demonstrated through completed coursework or work experience
Questions regarding specific course options may be directed to (916) 734-8710 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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 http://www.ielts.org.
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.
An interview is required for all applicants. An in person interview is preferred, however an interview via telephone may be available.
Annual Application for Fall Quarter:
Opening Date: Late September
Closing Date: May 31
Applications must be completed by the deadline. Applications missing any of the required components will not be considered for admission.