Admission Requirements

The Biomedical and Health Informatics program is open to both full- and part-time students who work in health care organizations and industry.

In addition to meeting UWM’s graduate school requirements, prospective students must:

  • hold a master’s degree in Biomedical and Health Informatics or a related area such as Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Health Sciences, Business Administration, Nursing or should have an MD (exceptionally strong candidates with only a Bachelor’s degree in a related area will also be considered for admission)
  • provide at least two letters of recommendation that attest to academic or professional qualifications
  • include a brief statement that identifies the preferred track
  • submit scores from either the GRE (general), GMAT, or MCAT taken within the past five years

For international applicants from countries whose first language is not English, a score of at least 250 on the computer-based (or 600 on the paper-based) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required. A score of 6.5 on the international English Language Testing Systems (IELTS) examination will be accepted in lieu of the TOEFL.

The application for admission should be filed directly with the Graduate School, along with the statement of professional interest. This statement should articulate why you are interested in the program, and how your prior academic/professional background makes you a suitable candidate for admission. Also indicate the preferred area of concentration.

Send letters of recommendation to:
Biomedical and Health Informatics Program
College of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
3200 N Cramer St.
Milwaukee, WI 53211

Applications will be evaluated on an ongoing basis.