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HIHIM Admissions

Admission to the HIHIM major is competitive. The program only admits once a year.

Degree applicants who are not current UW students are admitted through the UW Admissions Office.

Certificate applicants are admitted directly into the certificate program by the HIHIM office.

Begin with the "Application Process" documents to receive the appropriate advising for applying to HIHIM.

Certificate (Post-baccalaureate)   |   Degree (Undergraduate)


The application for the bachelors degree is different from the application for the post-baccalareate degree. You must have a bachelors degree by June 21 in order to apply for the certificate student status.

Application availability:
Early Acceptance Open: November 1, 2014
Early Acceptance Deadline: February 17, 2015

General Acceptance Open: January 1, 2015
General Acceptance Deadline: April 15, 2015


The following applicants who have completed all prerequisites and meet the minimum grade and GPA requirements at the time of application may apply for early acceptance:

  • Current UW students
  • Post-baccalaureate certificate applicants
  • Transfer applicants
  • Second bachelor's degree applicants

Read the full HIHIM Early Acceptance Policy before submitting your application early.


The following document details the HIHIM program's expectation for applicant and continuing student computer proficiency. HIHIM Technology Requirements & Computer Proficiency


Additional Information

The HIHIM program will conduct background checks on all admitted students..


All applicants accepted to the HIHIM major are considered Health Science majors at University of Washington. All Health Science majors are required to show documentation of protection against a number of vaccine-preventable diseases. This must be completed by the end of the first quarter of HIHIM study.