Master of Science in Applied Health Sciences Informatics - Online Program

Applications for the 2025-2026 academic year will be accepted from September 1, 2024 through April 7, 2025. Click here to create an account and apply!

About the Program:

This 15-36 month masters degree program prepares students for informatics leadership positions in clinical, public health, and scientific settings. Using both CAHIIM and AMIA guidelines, 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 part time online program.

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.

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 2025 will be accepted through April 7, 2025.

The supporting documents listed below must be received by the SOM admissions office by April 7, 2025. 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

This program does not require the GRE.

Along with the online application supporting documents listed above, the University requires official transcripts be transmitted directly to the School of Medicine’s Office of Graduate Student Affairs, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1830 E. Monument Street, Suite 620, Baltimore, MD 21287.

Personal Interview

Short listed candidates will be invited for a virtual interview with a faculty leader to discuss career goals and assess the applicant's scholastic abilities and personal qualities.


Applicants will be notified of admissions decisions by April 15, 2025.

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

A Note to Foreign Applicants

DHSI is interested in attracting talented students from other countries to our program. However, there are some practical issues that you should be aware of before applying. DHSI does not currently have the ability to offer any financial support to students who are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Final admission to the program requires documentation that the appropriate financial resources are available. Please refer to the School of Medicine website for details of these requirements.

We highly recommend that foreign applicants seek other possible means of supporting the cost of graduate study. Support could come from: (a) a scholarship from your government or (b) from a "special" foundation award. In your application, please discuss the possibility of obtaining support from one of these sources. We highly recommend that you review the NAFSA: Association of International Educators website at NAFSA does not offer financial assistance, but will offer some suggestions to help your search for financial aid for study in the United States.

(The application is made available through this Johns Hopkins School of Medicine link.)

For more information about our curriculum and activities please visit the Applied Masters Online Curriculum page or contact staff at

Cost of Attendance for the Online Applied MS

The cost of attendance can be found at .

Part-time students who qualify for financial aid as citizens or permanent residents of the United States must also be registered for a minimum of 9 quarter credits combined in quarter 1 and quarter 2, and a minimum of 9 quarter credits combined in quarter 3 and quarter 4.

See this page for Financial Aid information: .



Accreditation and Authorizations

The Johns Hopkins University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MHEC), as described here.

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).

Information for state-specific online programs is available here.