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Non-Degree Seeking Students

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A non-degree seeking student is one who wishes to take courses in the Biomedical Informatics Program, but does not intend to pursue a degree or certificate at the time of application. The non-degree seeking student must provide the following admission requirements in order to take classes in the Biomedical Informatics program:

  • Completed online application form
  • Non-Refundable application fee of $50
  • Official transcripts from all previous universities/colleges attended, including one indicating a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Official course by course evaluation of all foreign transcripts. A list of agencies that can complete this evaluation can be found here.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English are required to demonstrate English proficiency. One of the following standardized tests listed below will currently satisfy the university's English requirement for nonnative English speakers:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 213 on the computer-based test; 79-80 on the Internet based test
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 on the test module
    • GMAT score of 450; GRE score of 1,000 (old format); GRE score of 306 (new format)
    • Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) with a score of at least 500 in the reading section, or the American College Test (ACT) with a score of at least 20 on the verbal section
    • Successful completion of USMLE Step 1 or ECFMG Certification

Test results must be sent directly from the testing agency to the center you applied. Proof of English language competency can also be in the form of successful completion of a degree at an approved U.S. institution of higher education.

Non-degree seeking students are not guaranteed future acceptance into the Master of Biomedical Informatics Program. If after taking classes in the program as a non-degree seeking student, the student wishes to become degree seeking, they must apply to the master's program as a new student and meet all the requirements for admission. If accepted into the degree program, credits with the prefix MI taken as a non-degree seeking student will be automatically applied towards the degree.

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