University of Nebraska Medical Center


Applicants to the Applied Health Informatics certificate program must:

  • Hold a Bachelor Degree from a U.S. or international equivalent accredited institution.
  • Have a minimum  3.0 GPA, on a 4-point scale.
  • Present official copies of all college and/or university transcripts.
  • Provide three letters of recommendation from academic or professional references.
  • Provide a current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Provide a one-page personal statement discussing any of the following:
    • Areas of leadership/managerial interest or focus
    • Prior leadership-based work experience
    • Career goals/objectives and how this degree would be applicable
    • Self-assessment skills and general preparation for succeeding in a graduate program

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Admission Deadlines

Admit Terms Application Opens Application Deadline
Fall (Aug. to Dec.) Oct. 1 Jun. 15

Participant Requirements

Participants need to possess computer operating system skills and have easy access to a computer with a high-speed Internet connection and up-to-date software. Review the Computer Requirements.

Applicants will be considered without regard to age, sex, race, color, national origin, religion, political beliefs, or disability. Motivational factors, life experience, patient care experience, maturity, and references are important factors in the admission process.

English Proficiency

The College of Allied Health Professions wants all students to be successful in their coursework and be active participants in the educational experience. Therefore, all students whose native language (or language of nurture) is not English need to show proof of English proficiency for admission to UNMC. All students must possess the ability to read English with ease, understand English as used in health professions educational and clinical settings, and express thoughts quickly and efficiently in spoken as well as written English.

English proficiency for institutional entrance into our programs can be demonstrated by any one of the following two ways:

  1. Successful completion* of 45 semester hours (or equivalent) of coursework at a college or community college in the United States (excluding English as a Second Language or remedial courses). No more than 15 of the 45 hours can be completed in an online or correspondence course.
    * Successful completion requires the student to earn a grade of C or better for the course.
  2. English Proficiency examination: Applicants must provide one of the following examination results to certify their proficiency using an examination. All scores must be no more than two years old. (Expand button for your program of choice to see scores.)
  • Paper-based TOEFL** exam, minimum score of 577
  • Internet-based TOEFL** exam, minimum overall score of 95, minimum of 20 in each individual section
  • Internet-based IELTS*** exam, minimum overall score of 7.0, minimum of 7.0 for each sub-test

Minimum scores are based on language skills needed to successfully complete the curriculum and clinical education requirements and to sit for the licensure exam.

** Test of English as a Foreign Language (The UNMC institution code for reporting TOEFL scores is 6896.)

*** International English Language Testing System