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Application and Admission

Requirements for Application

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree. At least two years of relevant, post-undergraduate professional experience, education, or training is strongly preferred. GRE, MCAT, or other pre-professional equivalent test scores are required.

Applicants do not need to have formal training in Computer Science or a related discipline, but they need to demonstrate a strong interest and aptitude in Clinical informatics. Students without a computational background are encouraged to take at least one introductory-level courses in computer science before entering the program.

Physician applicants who intend to apply for ABMS subspecialty in Clinical Informatics are encouraged to review the requirements on the ABPM web site.

To Apply

Interested individuals must complete an online application; please make sure you select the correct program by choosing these options:

Program to which you are applying: Medicine-Non MD

Program: Master of Science in Applied Clinical Informatics

Degree: MSACI

All application must include:

  1. Statement of purpose
  2. Standardized test scores
  3. Degree program transcripts
  4. Curriculum Vitae (include education, training, honors and awards, professional experience, relevant
  5. publications and presentations)
  6. Three professional letters of recommendation
  7. Answers to the three specific questions

Unofficial transcripts can be uploaded for initial review; however, official transcripts are required once an offer of admission is made and accepted and before the student enrolls in the first term. To be considered official, a transcript must be sent directly from your institution to Vanderbilt.

Admission decisions are made on an ongoing basis once all required application documents have been received and an application is ready to be assessed. Applicants who are admitted to the program will receive an email communication from the program director with further instructions and a deadline to accept the offer of admission.

Important Dates

August 1st – Application Cycle Starts

February 15th – Early Application Deadline

April 30th – Final Application Deadline

International Applicants

All international applicants are required to provide scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), which is administered by the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, New Jersey. The Department requires applicants to meet or exceed a score of 600. International applicants who have obtained at least a masters level degree from an accredited US university are not required to provide TOEFL scores.  At this moment the program has no capability to sponsor visas to international students.