Admission to HIMS is based on a holistic review of each candidate, but also considers academic achievement in program prerequisites and the student’s overall cumulative grade-point average (based on coursework at each accredited institution attended). Competitive applicants will be invited for a personal interview. The interview focuses on the applicant’s knowledge of the profession, career goals, and communication skills.
It is highly recommended that applicants interview or shadow a HIM professional of their choice before applying.
First-time degree seekers must complete all General Education requirements (GEs) prior to enrollment in the professional program. All applicants must successfully complete prerequisite courses (with a C- or higher) by the end of summer term prior to beginning coursework in the HIMS professional curriculum.
The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Profession's minimum GPA for admission is 2.50; however, the GPA of entering HIMS classes averages 3.3. Completion of all admission criteria does not assure admission. Maximum enrollment is limited to 32 students per year.
Applicants must apply electronically by the deadline (January 31, 2019).
Applying as a freshman: Students are encouraged to apply as freshmen after completing either the admission prerequisites or a similar number of admission and program prerequisite credits, demonstrating they are on track toward completing all prerequisites prior to beginning the HIMS curriculum. If admitted, these students complete their remaining prerequisites during their sophomore year and are guaranteed placement in the junior HIMS cohort the following calendar year if successful academic standing is maintained.
Applying as a sophomore: Students may apply for the first time during their second year (sophomore) or above while completing their remaining prerequisites. This option is also open to students who applied but were not admitted to the program as freshmen. Subject to successful academic standing, admitted students will begin the HIMS program as a member of the junior HIMS cohort autumn semester of the calendar year in which they apply.
Post-Baccalaureate StudentsStudents who have a baccalaureate degree at the time of admission have the option of completing either a post-baccalaureate certificate or a second baccalaureate degree. Certificate students must complete all prerequisites and program requirements. Second degree students must, in addition, complete all GEC requirements.
All prospective students must follow the school’s pre-application procedures, which may include attending informational sessions and meeting with a counselor in the Office of Student Services.
The information below is for Autumn 2019 admission to the HIMS professional program. Course requirements may change for subsequent years.
General Education Curriculum (46-60 semester hours)
Program Requirements and Prerequisites