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Health Informatics and Information Management Admission Policies

Competitive admissions

Class size is limited, and acceptance into the Health Informatics and Information Management degree programs is on a competitive basis. Qualification does not ensure admission.

Test of English as a foreign language

Since verbal and written communication skills are vital to success in SHRP academic programs, applicants whose native language is not English are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination and to demonstrate competence in written and spoken English. Information on the TOEFL examination may be obtained from the Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ 08540.

Health insurance

All students attending the University of Mississippi Medical Center must show proof of health insurance coverage. Students may complete a waiver showing coverage already obtained or may enroll in the group plan offered by the Medical Center. More information on this requirement may be found online in the UMMC Bulletin or on the Student Accounting webpage. Any questions should be directed to the Office of Student Accounting at (601) 984-1060.


Prospective students should contact the Office of Enrollment Management or the School of Health Related Professions for current information regarding application information, prerequisites, program requirements, or tuition and fees.

Background check

Mississippi law requires all health care workers, including students, to have completed criminal background checks. There is no fee associated with the background check performed at UMMC for students admitted into the program.

Transfer of Credit

Bachelor Program

For undergraduate programs, sixty (60) semester hours of academic credit is the maximum which may be applied toward admission to departments where a degree is granted by UMMC.

Master Program

With approval of the department chair and dean, up to nine (9) credit hours of transfer work may be accepted toward the Master of Health Informatics and Information Management degree. Only academic credit with a minimum grade of "B" and that have not been applied toward a previous degree may be considered for transfer.

Certificate Program

The certificate programs do not accept transfer credit from other institutions for the certificate to be earned at UMMC.

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