Postbaccalaureate Students


To apply to the Bachelor of Science in Health Informatics & Health Information Management program as a postbaccalaureate student, you must already have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Postbaccalaureate status is reserved for students who are working toward a second bachelor's degree or preparing to apply to graduate or professional school.

Note: For students who already have a bachelorís degree, we also offer the Certificate in Health Infomatics & Health Information Management, which offers a similar curriculum.

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in the United States, or its equivalent from a foreign institution
  • Earned a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher in all college-level courses
  • Earned a grade of 2.0 or higher in each prerequisite course and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher for all prerequisite courses

Prerequisite Courses

Applicants to the HIHIM program must complete prerequisite courses in three subjects:

  • statistics (4–5 credits)
  • human anatomy and physiology (with lab preferred; 6 credits)
  • medical terminology (3–5 credits)

Applicants who have completed all prerequisites by the time they apply will have priority in the admissions process. Find out which classes qualify as prerequisites for statistics, human anatomy and physiology and medical terminology.

How to Apply

Postbaccalaureate students must submit both a postbaccalaureate application and apply to the HIHIM program. We recommend that you begin your applications early. All materials must be submitted by the application deadlines.

Step One: Apply to the University of Washington

To apply to the UW, submit the following:

Send your completed UW application (including personal statement and fee) and transcripts to the following address:

University of Washington
Office of Admissions
1410 NE Campus Parkway
Box 355852
Seattle, WA 98195-5852

Step Two: Apply to the Bachelor of Science in Health Informatics & Health Information Management program

To apply to the HIHIM program, submit the following:

  • HIHIM application form (Save the application to your computer. Application must be typed.)
  • One official transcript from each college or university previously attended
  • Statement of purpose (max. 500 words) that describes why you're interested in this program for your professional future, including two or three ways you see the program helping you achieve your career goals
  • Resume that highlights your relevant work or volunteer experience

Send the HIHIM application form, transcripts, statement of purpose and resume by priority mail to:

Health Informatics & Health Information Management
4333 Brooklyn Ave NE
Box 359455
Seattle, WA 98195-9455