Start Your Degree in 2022!

Apply by December 1st to Start with our Spring Cohort

Upcoming Deadlines

    • Application deadline – December 1
    • First day of class – January 11
    • Application deadline – January 4
    • First day of class – January 27


Application Instructions

To apply to the M.S. in Health Care Informatics (MS-HCI) program, please submit an application, official transcripts, letters of reference and your resume. International applicants must also submit official TOEFL/ILETS scores and an official evaluation of foreign transcripts by one of the agencies listed at the bottom of this page.

The University of San Diego Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science admits students to the MS-HCI online program three times a year: spring, summer and fall. The MS-HCI campus program admits students for fall and spring semesters.

USD is pleased to offer a dedicated enrollment staff to assist interested students throughout the application process. There is no charge for this service. Simply use the chat feature on this page or fill out the inquiry form and an advisor will reach out to you. You may also reach us by phone at (888) 832-0239.

Application Materials

College/University Transcripts

Office of Graduate Admissions
University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492

Please note that transcripts sent via postal mail will likely cause delays in the processing of your application.


A resume describing the nature, scope and areas of responsibility of all your work experience is required. Please upload your resume with your application.

Statement of Purpose/Personal Statement

The essay, required of all candidates, gives us a better understanding of you as a person, your career goals, and your familiarity with the range of health informatics positions you might assume after graduation. It also provides a sample of your writing ability. The statement is submitted with your application.


Applicants are asked to submit one letter of support from a current employer. If you are unable to obtain a letter of support from your employer, you are required to submit two letters of support from professional colleagues or past supervisors.


All prospective students will be scheduled for an admissions interview once their application is complete and ready for review. This interview will be held via Zoom teleconference with the Academic Director, with the goal of exploring your career aspirations, discussing the academic expectations and requirements of the program, and answering any remaining questions you have. Interviews are scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm Pacific Time. Once your application is complete and ready for review, please work with your enrollment advisor to schedule your interview.

Additional requirements for admission

  • Successful completion of a bachelor’s degree or equivalent, from an accredited university
  • Basic computer and information management skills, including familiarity and experience with Microsoft Office products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Basic understanding of medical terminology (Non-health care professionals will need to complete the online medical terminology course by the end of the first term. This course is not part of the degree curriculum.)
  • One year of work experience (preferred but not required)

Are you an international applicant?

Important COVID-19 Notice

We understand that some universities are experiencing delays in fulfilling requests for official transcripts. If this is the case for you, please send your enrollment advisor a copy of your unofficial transcripts. We can likely make an admission decision based on your unofficial transcripts, but please note that if you are admitted, you will still need to supply official transcripts as soon as possible.