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Admission Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree with demonstrated technical skills
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 point scale
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) for the Ph.D.


Successful applicants must have a strong background in computing, information technology, or biology. You should be able to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required of the Informatics B.S.

Health Informatics

Successful applicants must have a strong background in computer science, engineering, biology, biochemistry, nursing, mathematics, statistics, physics, health information management, or other similar or health-related discipline.

Successful coursework (or equivalent) in programming (i.e., C, C++, Java, or equivalent), databases, medical terminology, human anatomy, and physiology.

Health IT Certificates

Successful applicants include physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, health care administrators, IT professionals, health researchers and others with a background in health care or IT.

Omics Technology and Precision Medicine Certificate

Successful applicants must have a strong background in computing, information technology, informatics, biostatistics, medical sciences, or a related field.

Application Deadlines

Degree Fall Admission Spring Admission
Master of Science and Certificates Early Action: January 15
Regular: March 15 (international students)
May 1 (domestic students)
September 1 (international students)
October 1 (domestic students)
Ph.D. December 15 N/A

How to Apply

Online Application

Complete and submit the IUPUI Graduate Online Application form. Choose Informatics as your Academic Program and Informatics Ph.D., Bioinformatics M.S., Health Informatics M.S., or Informatics M.S. (for Biomedical Informatics) as your Academic Plan.

All documents requested below must be uploaded electronically as PDFs with the online application. Do not mail or email any supporting materials to the School of Informatics and Computing.

The Graduate Admissions Committee will not review applications until the application fee and all required materials are completed and received by the deadlines indicated.

Certificate Graduates may use previous application materials. Successful completion of a certificate program does not guarantee admission in the master’s program.


Submit a resume or curriculum vitae (CV) listing your education, work experience, research, honors and awards, and computer programming experience.

Personal Statement

Submit a 500-750 word personal statement in your own words indicating

  • Why you’re applying to the program
  • Your post-graduation career plans

(The IU Writing Center provides instructions on how to write a personal statement and avoid plagiarism.)


Submit all transcript(s) and/or academic documents for every institution of higher education you attended. If a transcript is not in English, upload an English translation certified by the college issuing the transcript. You will upload your transcript to the IUPUI online application.

All transcripts and/or academic documents uploaded to the online application are considered unofficial. Your unofficial transcript will be used for application review and admission purposes. If you are admitted, you must submit your official hard copy transcripts directly to the IUPUI Graduate School after you arrive on campus. If you are currently finishing your baccalaureate degree, you will be required to submit a document that certifies the awarding of the degree.

We do not require transcripts from Indiana University campuses.


Submit three references from academic instructors and/or employers. To submit references, you will enter contact information for each person on your electronic application. The reference will receive a form via email to fill out and submit electronically.


If you are applying to the Ph.D. program, you are required to complete the GRE within the last five years. The IUPUI school code for the GRE is 1325. Enter this code on the exam’s answer sheets.


Submit official TOEFL or IELTS scores taken within the last two years if your native language is not English. Use IUPUI school code 1325.

Minimum required scores: 79 TOEFL or 6.5 IELTS

This requirement may be waived if you are a citizen of the United States or a country where English is the official language for higher education, are completing your bachelor’s or master’s degree in the United States or a country that is predominantly English speaking, or you have successfully completed ELS Level 112 or have placed into G013 or higher on the IUPUI ESL Placement Test.

Application Fee

Pay your application fee of $70 through the online application.