To be considered for admission to the HealthInformatics@GW program, applicants should have a strong academic background with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution of higher learning or an international institution that is accredited by the country’s ministry of education or comparable governmental agency.
Applicants must also have at least three years of professional experience in data analytics, IT or informatics or in a health care or health services organization, and be currently employed in the field. As this program is designed for experienced professionals, no prerequisite standardized testing is required for application (i.e., GRE/GMAT results are not required).
To complete your application for HealthInformatics@GW, you must submit the following:
The application fee for the HealthInformatics@GW program is $75 and is nonrefundable.
Statement of Purpose
You are required to submit a statement of purpose with your application at the time of submission. Your statement should address the following questions:
- Why are you interested in the HealthInformatics@GW program?
- Why are you interested in the George Washington University and the Milken Institute School of Public Health?
- What are your career goals?
- What do you hope to accomplish with an M.S. in Management of Health Informatics and Analytics?
If you feel you would like to provide the admissions committee with a more complete picture of your academic or personal background beyond your statement of purpose, you may include an addendum with your application.
Please note that your statement of purpose should be original and in your own words. Plagiarism of your statement of purpose and objectives may be reason for nonreview of your application or academic dismissal.
Letters of Recommendation
You are required to submit two letters of recommendation. Professional or academic references are acceptable.
Mail official sealed transcripts from each academic institution you have attended, including community college coursework, to:
Application Processing Services
GW Public Health Online
7900 Harkins Road
Lanham, MD 20706
Many schools issue transcripts electronically, either through their own web services or through vendors. If this option is available through the institutions you have attended, please specify that your transcript(s) be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org if listed as an option through a vendor. This will expedite the delivery of your transcript(s) and the completion of your application.
International students may also be required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores as well as a World Education Services (WES) evaluation of any foreign transcripts. If you have earned credits at an international institution outside of a study-abroad program, you will need to have your coursework evaluated by WES.
Completion of Prerequisite Courses
Applicants are required to have earned a B or better in both Financial Accounting and Introduction to Statistics. If you have not taken one or both of these courses, or earned the required grade, you still have the ability to apply to the program. Pending acceptance, students will have the option to complete these courses at a local college or through a self-paced, online StraighterLine program. Students will need to complete these courses by the end of their second HealthInformatics@GW course module. After completion of the StraighterLine course(s), you can request a transcript be sent to the HealthInformatics@GW for review of satisfactory completion of the prerequisite course(s).
Brief Video Interview
Applicants are required to participate in a live, face-to-face interview with an admissions manager. The interview is recorded via web camera.
During the interview, applicants will be asked to address the following questions:
- Health care is an industry in which there are a lot of issues and opportunities. Please select an opportunity that you hope to better address and tell us how you will use health informatics and analytics to improve the healthcare system.
- Tell me about a time when you were able to improve an outcome in your professional career; if applicable, explain how you did this through the use of technology, data, or analytics.
- How have you prepared yourself to be successful in our program?
Interviews can be scheduled through your HealthInformatics@GW Admissions Counselor.
Resume or CV
In a current resume or CV, list any relevant professional and academic experience, including volunteer work, and honors and awards.
If you have questions about these requirements, contact an Admissions Counselor at 844-442-8498 or email us.