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University and SHRS COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements and Information

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

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (based on 4.0) is required for admission.
  • 60 credits are required to begin the program.
  • Prerequisites must be completed for a letter grade, minimum grade of C- (C for transfer) unless otherwise noted; with the exception of AP/IB credits and/or exemptions awarded by the University of Pittsburgh. Courses listed below are offered at the Pittsburgh Campus, courses taken at the regional Pitt campuses or external institutions must be evaluated as equivalent to satisfy these requirements. Applications may be submitted while prerequisite coursework is in progress.
    • 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
  • Volunteer or paid work experience in HIM is recommended, not required.

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

Application Requirements

  • Complete the application for admission
  • Upload a personal essay to your application — a brief statement discussing why you are interested in the undergraduate program in Health Informatics and 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.
  • One letter of recommendation is required. A letter from a college instructor/professor, recent supervisor or academic advisor preferred. You will provide your recommender's name and email in the application portal and they will receive a system email with a link to a recommendation portal.
  • Transcripts from all colleges/universities attended are required prior to review.
    • The SHRS admission team will pull transcripts for Pitt students. 
    • Transfer students should have provided all their transcripts to the Pitt Admissions Office when they submitted their transfer application.

Application Deadline

August 1, 2022

Admission Timeline

Once your application is complete, an admission decision is typically available in a few weeks. Application review begins in January. 

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.

Questions about applying to the Health Information Management (BS) program should be directed to