Post-Bachelor's Certificate in Health Informatics Admissions FAQs | School of Information | Kent State University

Is the GRE required for admission?

The GRE is no longer a requirement for admission to the Master of Science program.

What are the admissions requirements for the degree?

Please see our Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics Admissions page for detailed information on admission requirements.

What is the deadline for applying?

It is suggested that you send your applications in by the following dates to ensure eligibility to register for your desired semester:  

  • Fall: June 15
  • Spring: November 15 

If you have missed a deadline and would still like to take classes, please contact the School at or 330-672-2782.

Once I apply, how long until I find out if I've been accepted?

Once your application is complete, you should hear an admissions decision within approximately three to four weeks. If you want to know what the status is on your application at any time, please email

How long will it take me to complete the program? 

The certificate requires completion of 18 credit hours. Full-time graduate students (at least 8 credit hours a semester) can finish in two semesters. Part-time graduate students, taking two courses a semester (including summer) can finish in one year.

What information is available for international students?

  • The International Student & Scholar Services page explains what prospective international students should know when applying to Kent State University. 
  • The page includes information on admissions, academic programs, financial aid, housing, health insurance, University Health Services, required immunizations and medical history, immigration terminology, what to do after admission and arrival and orientation for new students. 
  • Please keep in mind: for international students, the general rule of thumb is to apply sixth months prior to the semester in which you hope to begin.