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The application for Fall 2023 will open in September 2022.

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.
    • Computer Programming, 1 course
    • Seminar in Composition*, 1 course
    • Writing Intensive, 1 course.
    • Oral Communication, 1 course. COMMRC 0520 preferred; 0500, 0510, 0530 acceptable.
    • Six credits of math and statistics are requried:
    • College Algebra, 1 course. MATH 0031 or higher math required. Exemption not accepted.
    • Statistics, 1 course. STAT 0200 or STAT 1000 preferred.
    • Diversity*, 1 course
    • Literature*, The Arts*, Creative Work* or Philosophical Thinking and Ethics*, 1 course
    • Introduction to Social Psychology, PSY 0105 or Psychology of Personality, PSY 0160
    • Biology, Chemistry or Physics, 1 course
    • Cross-Cultural Awareness*, Global Issues*, or Specific Geographic Region*, 1 course

*See the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences General Education Course Catalog.  

Application Requirements

  • Complete the application for admission
    • The application for Fall 2023 will open in September 2022.
  • Submit a personal essay—a brief statement discussing why you are interested in the Undergraduate Program in Health Informatics, 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.

Application Deadline

August 1.

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