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Health Informatics

Health Informatics

Program-Specific Admission Criteria

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

Admissions Guidelines

The master's degree program in Health Informatics is primarily designed for:

  1. Clinicians (M.D., R.N., Pharm.D., others)
    1. Successful completion of Clinical Education, at the Baccalaureate level
    2. A working knowledge of computer science.
    Can be demonstrated through completed baccalaureate or higher level coursework, or work experience
  2.  Healthcare IT Professionals
    1. Healthcare IT Professionals and others
    2. Knowledge of Human Disease and Conditions          
  3. Knowledge of Medical Terminology

             Can be demonstrated through completed coursework or work experience

Questions regarding specific course options may be directed to (916) 734-4351or

Language Requirements

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.


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:                   June 1

Applications must be completed by the deadline.  Applications missing any of the required components will not be considered for admission.