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We welcome applicants of all abilities/disabilities, religions, marital statuses, familial statuses, sexes, ages, sexual orientations, veteran statuses, national origins, ancestries, races, colors, genetic information, and gender identities and expressions.

Admission Requirements

Completion of the following courses for a letter grade:

  • Psychology, 3 credits
  • Natural Science (Any Biology, Chemistry or Physics course), 3 credits
  • Communication (Public Speaking preferred), 3 credits
  • Computer Programming, 3 credits
  • Composition/General Writing, 6 credits
  • Mathematics*, 2–3 credits
  • Statistics*, 3–4 credits
  • Humanities/Social Science, 6 credits

*A combination of six credits of math and statistics is required.

Additional Requirements

  • Required credits for admission: 60 (Applications can be submitted when course requirements are in progress.)
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (based on 4.0)
  • A minimum grade of C- is required for courses designated as prerequisites. A grade of C is required for transfer.
  • Other admission criteria (recommended; not required): Volunteer or paid work experience in HIM

Application Procedures

Application Deadline: Rolling. Application review will begin in January. Qualified applicants will be admitted until the class is full. Applicants are encouraged to apply no later than August 1 to allow time to compelete requirements for clinical education.

Pitt Students (including regional campuses)

Complete the SHRS ApplyYourself online application.

Pitt Students: Apply Now

Transfer Students

Transfer students must apply to the University of Pittsburgh by completing the Office of Admission and Financial Aid's Transfer Application and selecting Health Information Management as their intended field of study. International transfer students click here.

Transfer Students: Apply Now

All applicants must:

  • Submit a personal essay—a brief statement discussing why you are interested in the Undergraduate Program in Health Information Management, your professional goals including how and when you became interested in this field of study. You may also include other areas of interest, extra-curricular activities and leadership experiences.
  • Submit one letter of recommendation. Recommendation from a college instructor/professor, recent supervisor or academic advisor preferred.
  • Transcripts from all colleges/universities attended are required prior to review. Pitt students do NOT need to supply their Pitt transcript. However, if you have earned college credit from any other schools, we will require those transcripts. If you are a student in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, we should have access to the transcripts for any non-Pitt coursework that already appears on your Pitt transcript as Transfer Credit. If you have non-Pitt coursework that does not already appear on your Pitt transcript, you must send us an official transcript. Otherwise, we will contact you if any transcripts are required.

Additional Information

All students are required to bring a wireless laptop with Microsoft platform to class for courses that incorporate hands-on learning of computer applications and technology.