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Health Information Technology

Health Information Technology

International Admissions Requirements


An undergraduate degree in Information Systems, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Health Education, or a degree related to healthcare professional practice or healthcare management is recommended. However, degrees from other fields may be acceptable given relevant work experience in the healthcare operations field. The M.P.S program is best suited for applicants who have professional experience in the health care or technology fields.

Applicants should have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (Applicants with an appropriate level of knowledge and professional experience are strongly encouraged to apply.)

Graduate Record Exams (GRE) scores with a minimum combined score of 306. Verbal Reasoning should be at least 153 and Analytical Writing at least 4.5. GRE scores are not required if your undergraduate degree was completed at an accredited U.S. university.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Scores: Minimum scores 597 (Written), 247 (computerized), 99 (Internet Based test-iBT). Scores must be less than 2 years old. iBT Scores Breakdown: Writing (23), Listening (23), Reading (25), Speaking (28, 23 acceptable if have 2 years’ work experience in supervisory or management positions in the U.S.) OR IELTS Score: Minimum score of 7.5 required

Application Process:

Applications for the Master's program are accepted for the Fall and Spring Semesters

Accepting Spring 2015 applications. Spring 2015 semester begins January 26, 2014

To apply, complete a Degree-Seeking UMBC Graduate School Application and use program name Health Information Technology (MPS)

The following materials should accompany your application:

  • Official transcripts
  • Experience Data Form
  • Recommendation letters (optional)
  • Application fee: $50
  • GRE (if applicable)
  • Statement of Academic goals and expectations in the program

Mailing Instructions:

All application documents should be mailed to:

UMBC Graduate School, MPS: Health Information Technology
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250

If you require further assistance, please contact Lisa Gambino or call 410-455-3034.