Applying to the Program

We welcome applicants from different backgrounds. Our typical students have at least a 3.0 undergraduate GPA, but we also recognize work experience in demonstrating a candidate’s readiness for graduate coursework.

For information on admission to the Ph.D. program in Personal Health Informatics, see the program website.

Application Requirements

Admission to the graduate and certificate programs requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Application Process

To be considered for admission to the master’s degree or graduate certificate programs, please provide:

  • A completed application form.
  • A written statement of purpose and career goals
  • A resume listing position responsibilities
  • Three letters of recommendation submitted online
  • Unofficial scanned copies of undergraduate/graduate transcripts to be uploaded to the online application (Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended indicating degree earned can be submitted at the time of admission)***

***International students must submit their official transcripts to World Education Services for credentialing. Once you have received the verification of your degree and transcript from WES, it can be forwarded to the address above. (See for information about this process.)

You can send all supplemental application material to the address below:
Graduate Admissions & Student Services
Bouvé College of Health Sciences
123 Behrakis Health Sciences Center
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA – 02115
Phone: 617-373-2708
Fax: 617-373-4701

International students must also submit official scores of the TOEFL examination.

Please note that the GRE is not required for admission to the master’s degree programs in health informatics.

Click HERE to begin your online application.

Admission to the Masters or Certificate program for the Fall Semester – August 1st, or July 1st for international students
Admission to the Masters or Certificate program for the Spring Semester – December 1st, or November 1st for international students


In special recognition of the need to educate people who will join the growing field of health informatics and play a part in the transformation of our healthcare system, the Trustees of Northeastern University have approved a special tuition rate for the health informatics program of $1,080 per credit for AY 2013 – 2014, or $3,240 per three-credit course.