MS in Health Informatics & AnalyticsApplication & Requirements

Admission to the Master of Science in Health Informatics and Analytics (MSHIA) program is quite competitive.  Our admissions team carefully screens each applicant's credentials to select the best candidates. Applications are evaluated holistically, and admissions decisions are based on a variety of factors to ensure candidates are an optimal fit for the program's demands and objectives.

Application Requirements

Applicants must hold a four-year, U.S. equivalent undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university, with a minimum upper division grade point average (GPA) of 3.0.

Official Transcripts

Official transcripts are required from all previously attended colleges and/or universities.

  • The transcript is considered an official record of a student’s work, showing courses taken and grades achieved. For transcripts to be considered official, they must be sent directly from the institution to FIU in a sealed envelope. Electronic transcripts are also accepted and must be sent directly from the institution to the school’s official email.
  • If the language of instruction was not English, an official translation from a recognized translation agency or a certified translator must also be provided. Some suggested agencies are found on the University Graduate School website.

Official Proof of Degree

Proof of degree is required from all previously attended colleges and/or universities.

  • For domestic students, a notarized copy of the diploma is required if the degree is not posted as awarded on official transcripts.
  • If you have not yet received the diploma, a letter from the program advisor or program leadership detailing your major and expected graduation date is required.
  • Applicants with foreign educational credentials must provide a copy of the original diploma. If not in English, it must be accompanied by a translation from a recognized translation agency or a certified translator.

Send all documents to:

Chapman Graduate School of Business
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th Street, CBC 200
Miami, Florida 33199

Please send electronic official transcripts to


Applicants must achieve a competitive score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Scores are considered official when sent by the testing center directly to our school. FIU University's code is 5206.

A GMAT/GRE waiver is at the discretion of the program director and may be granted for applicants with at least one of the below conditions:

  • Two (2) years professional work experience in healthcare and/or IT fields, directly related to the program including: IT professionals, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, healthcare attorneys, health information managers, and other healthcare industry professionals with experience in using health informatics systems.

  • A completed BBA in Information Systems, Business Analytics, or other related undergraduate degree at FIU, or similarly accredited institution, and with a minimum upper division GPA of 3.25

  • Have already completed a minimum of nine (9) graduate credit hours in a directly related field from an accredited university with a minimum of a 3.25 grade point average GPA or higher.

English Proficiency Test Scores (If applicable)

Applicants who hold an undergraduate or graduate degree from an institution where the language of instruction is not English, must demonstrate English proficiency by taking either:

  • TOEFL (minimum scores: 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, and 80 internet-based)
  • IELTS (minimum score: 6.5)
  • Duolingo (minimum score: 105)

TOEFL and IELTS scores are considered official when sent by the testing center directly to our school. Please refer to the Florida International University Institution code 5206.

A detailed resume must reflect chronological professional experience, and dates of earned degrees. Include any IT experience, especially if you do not have a bachelor’s in information systems or technology. Internships and part-time employment may be included.

A brief personal statement that outlines your motivation pursue an advanced level education in information systems, and how the MSHIA program aligns with your personal and career goals. Must be submitted as a one-page essay format, single-spaced, 12 pt. font.

Applicants may choose to submit letters of recommendation to strengthen their application. Recommendations should be from academic and/or professional references and must include contact information.  

U.S. Applicants are required to provide proof of legal U.S. status.

  • S. Citizens: submit a copy of your passport
  • S. Permanent Resident: submit a copy of permanent resident card

Florida residents who wish to qualify for the in-state tuition rate, must provide at least two acceptable documents establishing 12 consecutive months of Florida residency. Documents must be dated one year prior to the term you are seeking admissions.

  • Florida residency classification is evaluated on an individual basis, and additional documentation may be requested by the admissions team to evidence sufficient proof of residency.
  • For a list of acceptable documents, please click here.

Admission may be granted for students of FIU’s Graduate Certificates in Healthcare Management, Health Informatics, or Business Analytics, who have already completed the first 12 credits, and have a minimum GPA of 3.25. Upon admission to the program, these students may transfer credits from the graduate certificate program, with the approval of the MSHIA academic director, and in accordance with FIU’s policy for graduate transfer credits.

How to Apply

To be considered by the admissions team, applicants must submit a completed application packet including the online application, all supporting credentials along with the non-refundable application fee of US $30.00.

Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into the program.

Application Deadlines

Applications and supporting credentials should be submitted as early as possible to allow sufficient time for processing. Applications are processed on a rolling basis. Due to the competitiveness of, the volume of applications and the limited number of spaces in the program, some applications may be waitlisted. Please allow at least two to four weeks of processing time, assuming a full admission packet with all supporting credentials is received by the Chapman Admissions Office. 

Fall Term Start (August)
July 17

For additional information, contact the MSHIA program recruitment office at 305.779.9229 or

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