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Health Informatics and Information Management FAQ - Bachelor

Do Health Informatics and Information Management bachelor degree applicants need an observation in a health information management department?

No. Observations are no longer required.

Do HIIM prerequisites include biology or zoology?

The only science prerequisites for the traditional BS HIIM are Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II, with labs. Applicants for the progression BS HIIM program must have 6 hours of natural science.

Biology and zoology are not required, but may be taken as electives.

When and where can I get an application?

Applications are available online by July 1 of the year preceding enrollment. Application deadlines vary from program to program and are subject to change. All applicants pay a nonrefundable application fee of $25.

For more information, contact the Office of Enrollment Management at (601) 984-1080.

What are some other suggested websites to find additional information regarding the health informatics and information management profession?

You may search on the words "health information management," "informatics" or use the suggested websites:

What are the minimum scores I would need regarding the English Proficience requirement for admission?

Applicants whose native language is not English and/or who have completed their tertiary education primarily outside of the USA must submit official scores of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) as evidence of English language proficiency.

  • TOEFL-Internet Based Test (IBT): 79 or higher
  • TOEFL-Paper Based Test (PBT): 550 or higher
  • IELTS- Band Score should be 6.5 or higher
*Note: These scores must be taken within the last two years in order to be considered.  

However, this requirement may be waived for students who are currently enrolled at a college or university in the United States and/or who demonstrate a proficiency in written and spoken English following a personal interview.