Admissions Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management (BSHIM)

  • Minimum GPA 2.50/4.00
  • Official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended
  • Resume highlighting the applicant’s education and experience
  • Three recommendation forms
  • Interview to determine eligibility, interest and purpose of study
  • No GRE or GMAT required
  • Non-refundable $50 application fee, starting for fall 2017 it will be $60.
  • UIC BS HIM: Course Outline
  • Successful completion of the following undergraduate courses(60 semester or 90 quarter total transferable credit hours):
  • Prerequisite health information management courses or equivalent(4 courses, 15-17 credit hours)
  • KN 252 – Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • KN 254 – Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • PSCH 242 – Introduction to Research Psychology, orSTAT 101 Introduction to Statistics
  • IDS 200 – Introduction to Management Information Systems
  • UIC’s General Education requirements (10 courses, 35-37 credit hours, plus 3 or more electives to total 60 credit hours) or completion of the Illinois Articulation Initiative General Education Core Curriculum (View Course Outline for more information.)

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Health Information Management (PBC HIM)

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Cumulative GPA at least 2.75/4.0 for the last 60 hours of the undergraduate degree
  • Unofficial transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended
  • Resume highlighting the applicant’s education and experience
  • Three recommendation forms
  • Interview to determine eligibility, interest and purpose of study
  • No GRE or GMAT required
  • Non-refundable $70 application fee
  • Completion of the prerequisite coursework, which may be completed after admission to the program. (Equivalent coursework or professional experience will be considered. Students are encouraged to complete prerequisite coursework prior to or during the first semester to avoid delay in enrolling in required courses)
  • Gainful Employment Disclosure for Post-Bacc Certificate in Health Information Management.

Academic Calendar

Three start dates per year offer the flexibility to begin your program. Classes are offered in each Summer, Fall and Spring semester. Each course is eight weeks long, enabling you to take up to two classes per semester for the graduate programs and four to six for the bachelor’s program.

Spring 2018

  • Application Deadline* – 11/1/17
  • Registration Deadline – 1/8/18
  • Classes Begin – 1/15/18

Summer 2018

  • Application Deadline*
    • MSHI & PMCHI – 4/1/18
    • BSHIM & PBCHIM – no summer admission
  • Registration Deadline – 5/9/18
  • Classes Begin
    • BSHIM, & MSHI, PMCHI – 5/16/18
    • PBCHIM – 6/18/18

Fall 2018

  • Application Deadline* – 7/1/18
  • Registration Deadline – 8/18/18
  • Classes Begin – 8/27/18

Application Instructions

Bachelor of Science (BSHIM) in Health Information Management Programs

The materials listed below are required to be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Science programs in Health Information Management. Supplemental application materials including a resume, course outline form, and recommendation forms may all be uploaded through the Document Upload process.

  • UIC Undergraduate Application – Transfer applicants must complete either the UIC Web Application or the Common Application on the UIC Admissions website online application. The major code for the online Health Information Management program is 20GF1304BSU.
  • Application Fee – A nonrefundable application fee ($50 domestic/immigrant; $50 international) is required. Payment may be made online using a credit card.
  • Transcripts – An official transcript mailed directly from each college or university you have attended must be submitted. Transcripts marked ‘issued to student’ are considered official only if they are received in a sealed envelope from that school.
  • Resume – A resume including educational background, work experience, and honors/awards/activities, if applicable.
  • Course Outline Form – Next to each course indicate where the course was completed with the term and year and the grade received, as well as courses in progress.
  • Three Recommendation Forms – Three completed recommendation forms are required and may be obtained from academic advisors, college professors, employers or others familiar with your past academic achievements or work history. Letters from friends or family members are not accepted.
    • Applicants should send a hard copy or electronic copy of the Recommendation Form to each of their recommenders.
    • Applicants will be asked to identify their recommenders, including a contact email address, through the online application system.
    • The system will automatically generate an email to each of the recommenders requesting that recommendations be uploaded to the system. Recommenders should upload a completed copy of the Recommendation Form to the system.

*Please note that the application deadlines for the Health Informatics Department may differ from the university’s application deadlines.