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Admission Requirements

Completion of the following courses for a letter grade:

  • General Biology (no lab required), 3 credits
  • Communication/Public Speaking, 3 credits
  • Information Science/Computer Science (must include a programming course), 9 credits
  • Composition/General Writing, 6 credits
  • Mathematics*, 2–3 credits
  • General Psychology, 3 credits
  • Statistics*, 3–4 credits
  • Humanities/Social Science, 6 credits (Anthropology, Economics, English Literature/Writing, Foreign Language, History, Music, Performing & Visual Arts, Philosophy, Religion, Sociology, etc.)

*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. 

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.

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.
  • Submit official transcripts from all institutions from which they have college credits. Current University of Pittsburgh students do not need to provide their University of Pittsburgh transcript, and can request copies of transcripts previously submitted to Pitt from their current school. Students currently at the Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences can obtain copies of non-Pitt transcripts from the Office of Student Records, 140 Thackeray Hall, and drop them off in the SHRS Admissions Office, 4020 Forbes Tower.

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.