Applications for the 2024-2025 academic year will be accepted from September 1, 2023 through March 15, 2024. (The application is made available through the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine here.) Please note that this program is not eligible for F-1 sponsorship.
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.
The Masters Degree Health Informatics Program is in Candidacy Status, pending accreditation review by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
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.
Eligible students —
- Hold a terminal degree (Master's or doctorate) in a relevant area of healthcare, or
- Hold a bachelor's degree plus 3-5 years of related work experience, or
- Hold a bachelor's degree in a relevant area of study and submit strong grades, scores, or other supportive documents with their application.
The Admissions Committee considers the undergraduate and/or graduate academic record, statement of purpose, professional experience, letters of recommendation, 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 2024 will be accepted starting in September 1, 2023.
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, 2024, 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
This program does not require the GRE.
Short listed candidates will be invited for a virtual interview with a faculty member on the Admissions Committee.
Applicants will be notified of admissions decisions by April 15, 2024.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cost of Attendance for the 12 Month Program
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 2023/24 ACADEMIC YEAR
Date for withdrawal from a masters or certificate program with full refund is September 11, 2023, based on two weeks from start of classes.