Health Information Science : Admission Requirements
The admission selection process is competitive, and enrolment may be restricted in any given year. Candidates should apply directly via the Graduate Admissions and Records website at <www.uvic.ca/graduatestudies/admissions/>. All applications are first reviewed by the Graduate Admissions and Records Office and then by the School Graduate Committee. Only applicants who satisfy the entrance requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and the School will be considered. Not all applicants who meet the minimum requirements can be admitted. All applicants are required to have a Bachelor's degree for admission to the MSc and a first-class Bachelor's and Master's degree for admission to the PhD graduate programs.
Provide two Assessment Reports from academic referees. To strengthen your application, we recommend that your referees attach a Letter of Reference in addition to the Assessment Report. If it has been more than five years since you last attended a post-secondary institution, we recommend that you include two Assessment Reports from current or former employers in place of academic referees.
A personal resumé should include your education background, employment history, professional/academic affiliations and other achievements such as publications or awards.
A letter of intended study describing why you should be considered for enrolment, how you will use the knowledge learned in your workplace or academic career, and in what ways will the program improve/change your personal career.
This is a distance learning, online education program. It typically requires at least two years of relevant work experience as well as a bachelor's degree standing from an accredited institution in BC, other Canadian provinces and abroad to be eligible to apply for admission into the program. Relevant work experience may include experience with clinical systems implementation, clinical information system development, information system training, clinical data analysis or clinical system evaluation, etc.
Admission to the PhD program in Health Informatics
International applicants must also submit GRE scores as part of their application.
Students in the MSc in Health Informatics program, already holding a Master's degree, but not in the field of health informatics, may apply for transfer to the PhD program following satisfactory completion of at least 6 units of the MSc program in Health Informatics. Students interested in changing to the PhD program should follow the MSc program of study and work closely with their supervisor on course selection in order to apply. Admission to the MSc in Health Informatics is not a guarantee of future admission to the PhD program.
Two Assessment Reports from academic referees. To strengthen your application, we recommend that your referees attach a Letter of Reference in addition to the Assessment Report. If it has been more than five years since you last attended a post-secondary institution, we recommend that you include two Assessment Reports from current or former employers in place of academic referees.
A personal resumé should include your education background, employment history, professional/academic affiliations and other achievements such as publications or awards, up to a maximum of 4 pages.
A letter of intended study describing why you should be considered for enrolment, how you will use the knowledge learned in your workplace, and in what ways the program will improve/change your personal career.