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Important Dates

The Master of Science in Health Informatics program follows a rolling admissions schedule.

  • Applications for the Fall 2025 semester will open September 1, 2024.
  • Applications will be reviewed until spots are filled for the 2025-2026 academic year.


Applicants must have, or be in the process of completing a bachelor’s degree.

How do I apply?

The application is online. Admission is granted for the fall semester only.

A complete application will include:

  • Finalized and Submitted Online Application

    How do I apply?

    The application is online. Admission to the MSHI is granted for the fall semester only.

    When is the application deadline?

    The  final application deadline for Fall 2024 is May 1, 2024. Supporting materials, such as transcripts and letters of recommendation, must be received by May 10, 2024 to be competitively reviewed by the committee in a timely manner.

    What is the application fee?

    There is no application fee.

    Where do I send additional application materials?

    We accept letters of recommendation and undergraduate and graduate transcripts electronically. There is no need for printed copies of these documents during the review phase. Students may also upload a resume, CV, or other documents directly within the online application. Official transcripts sent by the institution will be required prior to matriculation if an applicant decides to attend UT Southwestern.

  • Unofficial Transcripts

    Do I need transcripts from all of the institutions I attended or just from the institution from which I received my bachelor’s degree?

    You must upload an unofficial transcript from every institution that you attended as part of the online application.

  • Three Letters of Recommendation

    Please have the names and email addresses of your three references before you begin the application.

    How many letters of recommendation are we allowed to submit?

    A minimum of three letters is required, but you may submit up to five.

    Do my letters of recommendation need to be received by May 1?

    No. Supporting materials, such as transcripts and letters of recommendation, must be received by May 10, 11:59 PM CST, to be competitively reviewed by the committee in a timely manner for Fall 2024.

    When will my recommenders be notified of my request?

    While completing the application and prior to submission of your application, you will be able to send an initial request by clicking a “send request” button next to that recommender’s completed information. It is recommended that you first reach out to your recommenders and alert them of the request.

    Once you send the request via the application system, your Recommendation Provider will receive a personal link to use to upload his/her letter.

    Please note, the link is not transferrable and will expire in 7 days. You can monitor the receipt of your LORs via the application system and resend the request emails as needed.

  • GRE Scores - Optional

    Are GRE Scores Required?

    No, general GRE exam scores (institutional code 6686) are optional for the Master of Science in Health Informatics program.

Applicant Evaluation

The most heavily weighted factors are letters of recommendation and professional and/or research experience(s). As far as the professional and research experiences, not only who, what, when and where, but also how well you understood the work or research itself beyond just the techniques that you carried out, and ultimately, how you communicate these elements in your personal statement. When evaluating applicants, the admission committee will consider:

  • Letters of recommendation
  • Research experience
  • Professional experience
  • Grade point average
  • Undergraduate curriculum breadth and rigor
  • Personal statement and motivation for a career in health informatics*
  • Personal integrity
  • English language competency

*The Master of Science program in Health informatics aims to increase and strengthen the health information technology workforce in North Texas. We seek candidates that are motivated to apply learned materials in their current and future positions.

What should my personal statement be about?

Your personal statement is a chance for us to get to know you as a potential student in our programs. A good statement tells us your informatics journey and story, clearly and concisely describes your educational, professional, and research experience, and shows us your drive, motivation, passion, and maturity. We do appreciate when students are concise, 1,200 words or less.

Briefly describe, in two pages or less (1,200 word limit), your reasons for pursuing a graduate education in Health Informatics. Particularly discuss the following:

  • Why do you want to pursue a Master of Science in Health Informatics?
  • What will you do with the skills you gain in the Master of Science in Health Informatics program?
  • Tell us about your time management, communication, and writing skills.

Financial Aid

UT Southwestern encourages all students to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible. More information about loan funds and other financial aid can be obtained by sending an to the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Contact the MSHI Administration