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Application Process I Admissions Requirements I Prerequisites I Application Deadlines I Status

 

Application Process

Please read the application instructions completely prior to beginning the application process. Verify deadline and application requirements with the prospective program. Be sure to choose the application for the Biomedical Informatics Program in the online application system. 

Payment of non-refundable application fee is made when submitting online application.

Graduate Certificate:

  1. Apply Online (It's important to make a note of the login/ID). Select the “Biomedical Infr: Certf online” application.
  2. Submit official transcripts from all colleges and/or universities that you have attended
  3. International students will need to submit WES ICAP evaluations (see below for more information)

MBI / MS:

1. Apply Online (It's important to make a note of the login/ID)
2. Submit official transcripts from all colleges and/or universities that you have attended
3. International students will need to submit WES ICAP evaluations (see below for more information)
4. Submit three letters of recommendation, personal statement and CV/resume (2 page limit)
5. Submit GRE and TOEFL (if applicable) test scores to OHSU

* For graduate certificate and master's program admissions, priority is given to applications that are complete by the application deadline. However, the programs reserve the right to review applications received after the deadline if space is available in the program track. 

PhD:

1. Apply Online (It's important to make a note of the login/ID)
2. Submit official transcripts from all colleges and/or universities that you have attended
3. International students will need to submit WES ICAP evaluations (see below for more information)
4. Submit three letters of recommendation, personal statement and CV/resume (2 page limit)
5. Submit GRE and TOEFL (if applicable) test scores to OHSU

* Applications must be received by deadline to be considered for current admissions cycle.

Post-Doctoral:

  1. Apply Now
  2. Select the application “Biomedical Infr: Post-Doc”
  3. Submit official transcripts from all colleges and/or universities that you have attended.
  4. Submit three letters of recommendation, personal statement and CV/resume (2 page limit)

Admissions Requirements

Graduate Certificate

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Minimum TOEFL exam score of 250 (computer-based) for applicants whose primary language is not English

Master's and PhD

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Recommended minimum GRE scores: Verbal 153, Quantitative 148, Analytic 4.5
  • Minimum TOEFL exam score of 250 (computer-based) for applicants whose primary language is not English
International Students

All international student applicants are required to provide World Education Service (WES) International Credential Advantage Package (ICAP) credential evaluations for all foreign colleges attended. International applicants need to consult WES website for instruction and fees at www.wes.org. The application will be responsible for the full cost of this service. International applicants of all countries of origin will need to complete this service and no international applications will be reviewed without an accompanied WES ICAP evaluation.

Please have WES ICAP Credential Evaluations sent to:

OHSU School of Medicine Graduate Admissions
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, Mail Code L102-GS
Portland, OR 97239

If international applicants have already completed a similar credential evaluation through WES or another company, the Graduate Studies Office may evaluate on a case-by-case basis whether a WES ICAP will be needed.

Prerequisites

Graduate Certificate

Clinical Informatics

No prerequisites required

Health Information Management

- Medical Terminology / Pharmacotherapy *
- Anatomy & Physiology / Pathophysiology

* Students have the option to test out of Medical Terminology/Pharmacotherapy. If you wish to do so, please contact HIM Program Director Joanne Valerius at valerius@ohsu.edu.

Master's

Clinical Informatics

- Anatomy & Physiology
- Computer Programming

Bioinformatics & Computational Biology

- Biochemistry
- Biology
- Computer Programming
- Genetics
- Statistics/Biostatistics

Health Information Management

- Medical Terminology / Pharmacotherapy *
- Pathophysiology / Pharmacology
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Computer Programming

* Students have the option to test out of Medical Terminology/Pharmacotherapy. If you wish to do so, please contact HIM Program Director Joanne Valerius at valerius@ohsu.edu.

PhD

Clinical Informatics

- Anatomy & Physiology
- Computer Science
- Statistics

Bioinformatics & Computational Biology

- Biochemistry
- Biology
- Computer Science
- Genetics
- Statistics/Biostatistics


Application Deadlines

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Tracking Application Status

Applicants receive automatic acknowledgement when the application is submitted. It is recommended that you print this acknowledgement page for future use.

When creating your application, it's important to make a note of the login/ID you create. This login/ID allows you to login and review your application prior to submission, or check the status of your application and supporting documents after submission. You are encouraged to follow the progress of your application on a regular basis. Inquires to programs will be referred to the online application system.

Questions?

Please contact Lauren Ludwig at ludwigl@ohsu.edu or (503) 494-2252