Congratulations on your decision to complete your bachelor's degree in health information management! Here are the steps to apply to KU's online program.
You should apply by March 31 for a fall semester start or October 31 for a spring semester start. We may accept applications after spring and fall semester deadlines until all seats in the program are filled.
Before Submitting Your Application
- Review the eligibility and admission requirements, including information for international students.
- Review the technical standards and computer and software requirements.
- Gather the following information that you will need to upload with your application:
Letter of Intent
Write at least 1-2 pages, double-spaced, using a common font (e.g. Arial, Times New Roman) and save as in Word, PDF or rich-text format. The letter should address the following:
- Describe how you learned about the profession of health information management and why you decided it would be your chosen career pathway.
- Discuss opportunities and challenges you see on the horizon for HIM professionals.
- Discuss your career goals and how you see that a bachelor's degree will support your goals.
You will need to upload a resume with the application. Have this file saved and ready before beginning. Indicate your education and work background, honors, memberships in organizations, service to the community outside of school-related activities and any other information that you might deem important for the committee to consider.
License or Certification Verification
Applicants must possess current RHIT or other professional health care certification/license. Please make a copy of your license or certification document to upload during the application process.
You will be asked to enter the names and contact information (including email addresses) of two individuals who will answer questions to provide a recommendation based on your performance in academic or professional settings. One reference should be from an instructor/professor. A second should be from a manager or supervisor of a work/volunteer organization. The recommendations may not be obtained from family members, friends, etc. Please make sure each reference is willing to submit answers to the questionnaire online. They will receive a link via email, requesting that they submit a reference for you online.
Arrange to have one official copy of each transcript from every college and university you have attended sent directly to KU Medical Center. If the institution provides electronic transcripts, please have them sent to email@example.com. Paper transcripts can be mailed to the following address: Attn: Health Info Mgmt Admissions Committee, MS 2008, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, KS 66160
Current or former KU students do not need to request official transcripts for courses taken from KU.
After Submitting Your Application
We make admission decisions for completed applications during the spring semester. Review of late applications occurs after the spring semester.
Selected applicants may be called to schedule an interview with faculty of the health information management (HIM) department.
Upon acceptance into the program, you will be sent an enrollment packet consisting of background check instructions and information about computer requirements. You must complete the background check before entering the program.
Note: please select KU Medical Center campus location in the online application.
Partial or incomplete applications may not be reviewed.
Please submit your completed application and pay the application fee. The application fee is paid when you click SUBMIT from the online application. Applicants can pay by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or by electronic check. U.S. banks only. Application fees are non-refundable. Electronic checks will be held for approximately six business days while the check clears.