Undergraduate Admission

Students enter the KU health information management program after earning 2 years of college course work, totaling at least 63 hours. Prospective students with degrees who have completed the prerequisites also may apply. Because missing specific courses may delay or prevent entry into the program, it is strongly recommended that students contact the program as early as possible in their college careers to ensure all requirements will be met on time. Minimum grade-point average and overall grade requirements apply to prerequisites. Admission to the program is a competitive process.

Prospective students should review the program requirements, including prerequisite course work, and complete list of application requirements on the department's website.

International students, or those for whom English is a second language, may have additional requirements relative to language proficiency, residency, and citizenship status. International students should review current requirements.

Students should submit applications by February 1 for consideration for entry in the next fall semester. The program limits the number of students accepted each year; meeting the February 1 deadline is strongly encouraged. Students who submit applications after the deadline are evaluated on a first-come, first-served basis until all open positions are filled. Applications are online. The admissions committee reviews applications, considering academic performance, interpersonal written communication, and ethical standards.

Changes in healthcare require frequent curriculum content changes and course revisions. All prospective students should obtain ongoing advising from the department at KU Medical Center to ensure the candidate’s transcript meets current prerequisites. Additional advising is available at the University Advising Center in Lawrence.


English (9 hours)

ENGL 101 Composition 3
ENGL 102 Critical Reading and Writing 3
ENGL 362 Foundations of Technical Writing 3

Mathematics (6 hours). KU requires students to take MATH 101 before taking ACCT 200; transfer students may not need to complete a MATH 101 equivalent if it is not required by their college for the accounting course below.

MATH 101 Algebra 3
MATH 365 Statistics 3
ACCT 200 Financial Accounting I (4) or
ACCT 205 Survey of Accounting (3)

Biological Sciences (10 hours). Required courses:

BIOL 100 Principles of Biology Lecture and
BIOL 102 Principles of Biology Laboratory 1
BIOL 240 Fundamentals of Human Anatomy
(BIOL 241 or BIOL 242 are lab courses for BIOL 240 and are recommended but not required.)
BIOL 246 Principles of Human Physiology
(BIOL 247 is the lab course for BIOL 246 and is recommended but not required.)

Oral Communication (3 hours)

COMS 130 Speaker-Audience Communication 3

Humanities (6 hours). View the list of principal courses.

Social Sciences (6 hours)

PSYC 104 General Psychology 3
SOC 104 Elements of Sociology

Contact Info

Department of Health Information Management

KU Medical Center
Mail Stop 2008, 3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160
Norbert Belz, Program Director
Ken Davis, Program Advisor
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