MHI Admission Requirements

Applications are accepted for all semesters. Applications received after posted deadlines will be considered on a space available basis. Consideration for admission to the MHI program requires the following be submitted in addition to the application:

1. Official transcripts showing an earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.  Applicants who attended a university outside the United States must submit an evaluation of their transcript showing it is equivalent to a US four-year degree. As a criterion for full admission, applicants must have no less than a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for either the last 60 semester hours of earned undergraduate credit or overall undergraduate credit hours.  Applicants completing their undergraduate work at the time the application is submitted may be considered for provisional admission based in part on an official transcript of work completed thus far.

2. Official transcripts from all post-secondary work.

3. In addition to the minimum GPA requirement, applicants must submit evidence of potential success in graduate programs. This may be accomplished by:

  • A standardized test score. Those acceptable are: the Miller Analogies Test (MAT), Graduate Record Exam (GRE), or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). Minimum acceptable scores vary by test and by version of test. OR
  • A previous master’s, Ph.D., or professional doctoral degree (e.g., M.B.A., M.D., J.D., D.D.S.) from a U.S. regionally accredited school OR
  •  A 3.5 gpa or better in at least 12 hours of graduate work from an regionally accredited school.

4. A carefully drafted statement about your personal interests, career goals, and relevant background experience.

5. For students with a degree from outside the US and who are not native English speakers, a TOEFL score (minimum score of 550 paper version, 213 computer based version, 79 iBT version) or IELTS score (minimum 6.5).

6. A statement addressing your proficiencies in the use of computer technologies. 

While not required, recommendation forms from individuals qualified to comment on your potential success in both a graduate program and in the Health Informatics are encouraged. Please follow the submission guidelines on the recommendation form.

Admission to the MHI program is determined by a consensus of the Admissions Committee. The decision is based upon the evaluation of all documents submitted with the application. All correspondence should be sent directly to the Office of Graduate Programs, AC 302, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY 41099.



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For more information contact Marilyn Taylor, Department Academic Coordinator, or 859-572-6366.