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 certification in Clinical Informatics must have a) graduated from an appropriately licensed medical school located in the United States or Canada, or from a school located elsewhere that is approved by the ABPM; and b) successfully completed a residency in an ABMS-participating specialty by June 2015, and must be either board-certified or board-eligible at that time.
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
All application must include:
- Statement of purpose
- Standardized test scores
- Degree program transcripts
- Curriculum Vitae (include education, training, honors and awards, professional experience, relevant
- publications and presentations)
- Three professional letters of recommendation
- 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.
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.