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Master’s and Ph.D. Admissions

BioHealth Informatics graduate degree requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree with demonstrated technical skills
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 point scale

Note: Graduate Record Exam (GRE) optional for M.S., required for 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.

Application Deadlines

Degree Fall Admission Spring Admission
Master of Science Early Action: January 15
International: March 1
Domestic: May 1
August 1 (international students)
October 1 (domestic students)
Ph.D. January 8 N/A

How to Apply

Online Application

Complete your application through the Indiana University Graduate CAS Application.  Once you log on to the application, select the Add Program tab on the top menu, and search IUPUI Informatics.  Select the program you wish to apply to. The Graduate Admissions Committee will not review applications until the application fee and all required materials are completed and received by the deadlines indicated.  No hard copies are required for application review.

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 (if applicable).

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.)


Upload transcripts and/or academic documents for every institution of higher education you attended to the online application. If a transcript is not in English, upload an English translation certified by the college issuing the transcript.  We do not require hard copies of transcripts for application review. You do not need to physically mail any documents for admissions purposes.

Applicants with a bachelor’s, master’s or professional degree from a non-U.S. institution are encouraged to submit an official course-by-course transcript evaluation completed by one of the following credential evaluators:

All transcripts and/or academic documents uploaded with the online application are considered unofficial. Your unofficial transcript will be used for application review and admission. If you are admitted, you must submit your official hard copy transcripts. If you are currently finishing your bachelor’s degree, you must submit a document that certifies the awarding of the degree.

We accept official electronic transcripts submitted directly from the awarding institution.  Those transcripts can be submitted to our admissions team at

We do not require transcripts from Indiana University campuses.


Three (3) letters of recommendation are required from either academic or professional sources.  Recommendation information is submitted though the online application by the applicant and an email request will be sent automatically to the recommender on your behalf.


All Ph.D. applicants are required to complete the GRE within the last five years. M.S applicants have the option of submitting GRE scores, but it is not required. The IUPUI school code for the GRE is 1325. Enter this code on the exam’s answer sheets. Applicants are encouraged to upload a copy of your test score results in the Documents Section (under Test Score Report upload option) on the online application.


Submit proof of English proficiency if your native language is not English. Minimum score required: 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 predominately English speaking.)

Upload a copy of your test score results in the Documents Section (under Test Score Report upload option) on the online application.  TOEFL test results may also be sent through ETS to IUPUI school code 1325.

Application Fee

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