Admission Requirements for the Program
- An earned undergraduate degree from an accredited institution with a minimum grade point average of 3.0.
- A minimum grade of C in a computer programming course (3 semester hours minimum). The course must have been completely within five years of applying to the program.
- A minimum grade of C in a statistics course (3 semester hours minimum). The course must have been completed within five years of applying to the program.
- Acceptable scores on the verbal, quantitative, and analytical sections of the GRE or GMAT.*
- Three letters of recommendations and a resume or curriculum vitae.
- A statement of purpose outlining your goals for pursing a graduate education in Health Informatics and Information Management. Statement should also discuss with option the applicant wishes to pursue within the degree program.
- Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
- Foreign students whose primary language is not English, an acceptable score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test must be submitted for review.
It is expected that students who enter the Master of Science in Health Informatics and Information Management will have completed an undergraduate degree in a health sciences or information technology related field, with at least one programming course (JAVA is recommended) and at least one statistics course. Both course should have been completed within five years of applying to the program. If computer programming experience is needed, it is recommended that applicants take CS 2310/2311 Algorithmic Problem Solving and Programming Laboratory. This course is offered during the spring semester at East Carolina University.
*Waiving the GRE/GMAT requirement
The Department of Health Services and Information Management offers two graduate level certificate courses in Health Informatics and Health Information Management. Students who complete either of these certificate programs with a 3.50 GPA or greater will not have to take the GRE/GMAT when they apply to the Masters of Science in Health Informatics and Information Management program.
Applicants must apply online to the East Carolina University Graduate School.
- Fall admissions - May 15
- Spring admissions - October 15