Coronavirus Update

For the safety of our community, UWPCE programs will be taught remotely for the 2020-21 academic year.

For more information, see our Coronavirus FAQ

Application Deadlines

We are accepting applications until 5 p.m. on the following dates:

Early application deadline: February 15, 2021. For more information about early admission consideration and criteria, please read the Early Acceptance Policy.

Final application deadline: May 1, 2021. Applications must be postmarked by this date.

Application Steps

Step 1: Carefully review admission requirements (see requirements tab above)

Step 2: Gather the following materials

  • A typed (500-word maximum) letter of application which describes your relevant experience, your interest in the profession, how you expect the program will help you meet your professional goals and your plans to complete the program in one or two years.
  • A current resume.
  • College transcripts (one official) from the institution that awarded your highest or most pertinent degree. Also include transcripts from any college or university where you have taken prerequisite courses.
  • A list documenting completion of, or plans to complete, the following prerequisite courses. For each prerequisite listed, please indicate the college or university where the prerequisite was taken, the grade received, or your plan for taking the prerequisite prior to entering the program. Applications will be scored, in part, based on the grades received in prerequisite courses. The number of prerequisites satisfied by the time of application will also be considered.
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology
    • Statistics
  • English language test scores if English is not your native language (see English Language Proficiency Requirements – Credit Programs).

Contact the HIHIM Program Office at 206-543-8810 or if you anticipate that you might not complete the prerequisites by the start of the program.

Step 3: Apply

Submit an application packet that includes:

  • The application form
  • The materials listed in Step 2
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee

After Applying

We'll contact you by early April (for early applicants) or mid-June (for final applicants) to let you know if you've been accepted to the program.

If you’re accepted, we’ll send you details about your first-term course, including information on how to register and pay your course fees. Payment is due no later than two days before your first class.

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To apply, you must have:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university*
  • A minimum 2.5 GPA for all academic work (though demonstrated professional competence and previous coursework needed to complete the certificate program may be used to satisfy the GPA requirement)
  • Completed the following courses by the start of the program with at least a 2.5 GPA or have the equivalent knowledge or skills:

*Students who have not completed a bachelor’s degree may seek admission to the Bachelor of Science in Health Informatics & Health Information Management program.


Background Check

A nationwide criminal background search is mandatory for all accepted applicants. Names of accepted students will be submitted for a background check.

Required Immunizations

All applicants accepted to the Certificate in Health Informatics & Information Management are required to show documentation of protection against a number of vaccine-preventable diseases. This must be completed by the end of the first quarter of the certificate. This fee will separately appear in your student “Tuition Account Balance” section of MyUW.

English Proficiency

If English is not your native language, you should have at least intermediate English skills to enroll. To learn more, see English Language Proficiency Requirements – Credit Programs.

International Students

To enroll, international students must have a visa that permits study in the United States. This program does not enable students to obtain or maintain F-1 visa status. For more information, see Admission Requirements for International Students.


You'll need a laptop computer to bring to class with:

  • Recent Windows or Mac operating system (Windows 7 or macOS X or later)
  • Current web browser (Chrome or Firefox)
  • Built-in Wi-Fi

See full HIHIM Program Technology and Computer Proficiency Requirements for more information.

Earning the Certificate

You earn the certificate by adhering to the program's attendance policy and successfully completing all required courses. For more information, see Earning the Certificate.

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