Master of Science in Applied Health Sciences Informatics-Campus Program

This program does not qualify for F-1 or J-1 student sponsorship. Legal Permanent Residents and non-immigrants who are otherwise physically present in the U.S. and in a status that allows for full or part-time study, may pursue this program. 

CAHIIM Degree Accreditation Pending 

Applications for the 2020-2021 academic year will be accepted from September 1, 2020 through March 15, 2021. (The application is made available through the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine here.)

About the Program:

This 12 month masters degree program prepares students for informatics leadership positions in clinical, public health, and scientific settings. Using the informatics competency task force of the CDC, we presume that the health sciences informatician should be capable of developing or leading innovative applications of information technology and information systems that address biological, clinical, or public health priorities.

Please note that this is a full time campus-based program which must be completed in 12 months. For a part-time online version of this program see MS in Applied Health Sciences Informatics-Online.

Click here to see program curriculum.

Application Requirements

Eligible students —

  • Hold a terminal degree (Master's or doctorate) in a relevant area of healthcare, or
  • Hold a bachelor's degree in a relevant area of study, plus 5 years of related work experience, or
  • Hold a bachelor's degree in a relevant area of study and submit GRE scores with their application.

The Admissions Committee considers the undergraduate and/or graduate academic record, statement of purpose, professional experience, letters of recommendation, results of Graduate Record Examinations (where required), and overall motivation of the individual to pursue graduate studies. Target average GPA is 3.5 or above (on a 4.0 scale).

Relevant areas of study or employment include but are not limited to medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, nursing, ancillary therapies, librarianship, biomedical basic science, computer science, information science, business and information technology. Those with non-healthcare educational backgrounds are expected to have worked in healthcare for a number of years. Preferred skills include demonstrated abilities at leadership and in organizational-level thinking.

The Application Process

Applications for the class entering in 2021 will be accepted starting in September 2020. (The application is made available through this Johns Hopkins School of Medicine link.)

Please note that paper applications are no longer accepted. The supporting documents listed below must be received by the SOM admissions office by March 15, 2021, Office of Graduate Student Affairs, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1830 E. Monument Street, Suite 620, Baltimore, MD 21287. Applications will not be reviewed until they are complete and we have all supporting letters and documentation.

Required documents for application include:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official transcript of school record
  • Certification of terminal degree
  • Personal statement
  • Optional: Other

Personal Interview

Short listed candidates will be invited to an onsite or phone interview with the Program Director and other appropriate members of faculty to discuss career goals and assess the applicant's scholastic abilities and personal qualities.

Notification

Applicants will be notified of admissions decisions by April 1, 2021.

It is the policy of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine to require criminal background investigations on prospective students in any professional or graduate program at the School of Medicine, interns, residents and clinical fellows in any Graduate Medical Education program sponsored by Johns Hopkins, and other clinical and research postdoctoral fellows at the School of Medicine.

The Johns Hopkins University and The Johns Hopkins Health System do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or veteran status in any student program or activity administered by the university or with regard to admissions or employment. Defense Department discrimination in ROTC programs on the basis of sexual orientation conflicts with this university policy. The university is committed to encouraging a change in the Defense Department policy.

Important Transcript Information

Transcripts can be uploaded to the online application for review. Official transcripts will be required for applicants who receive an offer or accept an offer of admission. Official transcripts from accepted applicants should be directed to the Office of Graduate Student Affairs and gradadmissions@jhmi.edu.

Cost of Attendance for the 12 Month Program

Tuition for the 2020- 2021 academic year is $56,500. Please visit the School of Medicine website for information on additional fees and mandatory health insurance coverage. http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/som/offices/finaid/cost/

See this page for Financial Aid information: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/som/offices/finaid/

Click here to see program curriculum.

PLEASE NOTE THE DROP/ADD DATES FOR THE 2020/21 ACADEMIC YEAR

Date for withdrawal from a masters or certificate program with full refund is September 13, 2020, based on two weeks from start of classes.

Quarter 1 August 31 – October 26, 2020

Add date – September 6, 2020
Drop date – September 13, 2020

Quarter 2 October 27 – December 23, 2020

Add date – November 2, 2020
Drop date – November 9, 2020

Quarter 3 January 25 – March 19, 2021

Add date – January 31, 2021
Drop date – February 7, 2021

Quarter 4 March 23 – May 21, 2021

Add date – April 4, 2021
Drop date – April 11, 2021

Summer June 14  – August 7, 2021
Drop/add date – June 26, 2021