Admissions

Admissions Guidelines

Fall 2024 Application Deadline Extended!

Apply by Monday, April 15, 2024.

Fall 2025 applications will open October 1, 2024 with:

  • Early Application Deadline: December 1, 2024 (Decisions sent mid-December)
  • Final Application Deadline: March 1, 2025 (Decisions sent mid-March)

We welcome all applicants to the MS in Health Technology degree. The minimum application qualifications are outlined below. All applications are evaluated holistically.

All applicants are considered for scholarships and fellowship, no additional application is needed.

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Successful applicants demonstrate:

  • an understanding of the area of health technology,
  • a passion for improving the quality of life and health for others,
  • an experience with thinking outside the box, and
  • an aptitude for problem-solving and working in teams with diverse disciplinary backgrounds.

Schedule an Advising Appointment

Have specific questions about the application requirements? Want to learn more about the MS in Health Technology program? Schedule your one-on-one virtual appointment with Dr. Katelyn Talbott, Assistant Director of the Health Technology program!

Application Prerequisite Courses

On your application, please indicate your experience in the listed prerequisite course areas:

  • Introduction to Computer Science
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Public Health
  • Introduction to Statistics or Health Statistics
  • Linear Algebra
  • Research Methods

Prerequisite courses can be fulfilled in the following ways:

  • Transcripted course
  • Completion of an online course (e.g., approved COURSERA course)
  • Work experience (must provide detailed description)

When completing your application, you will be able to indicate all ways in which you have completed or plan to complete each prerequisite. If you have outstanding prerequisites at the time of application, you will have until August 1, 2024 to complete all prerequisites.

Email healthtech@illinois.edu with questions.

MS in Health Technology Program Application Requirements

  1. Minimum GPA: 3.00/4.00
    • GPAs below the minimum requirements may still be considered. If offered admission, students with a GPA below 3.00 will be offered admission on a “limited status”. Students will have one semester to earn a 3.00 GPA and be on “full status”
  2. Two letters of recommendation
    • The letters should speak to your academic capabilities, interests, and potential to succeed in our graduate-level Health Technology program at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
  3. Resume
    • Details of professional experience, education, extracurricular activities, and relevant skills.
  4. GRE General Test Score (Optional)
    • While GRE scores are not required, you may submit scores if you feel this will enhance your application.
  5. Academic Statement – Please write a statement that answers the following questions (500 words maximum):
    • How has your academic and professional background, including any professional training, prepared you for graduate study?
    • How will our program help you achieve your intellectual and professional goals?
    • What are your academic interests, and why do you wish to pursue graduate studies in this specific program?
  6. Personal Statements
    • Short Answer #1 (250 words maximum): Please describe any experiences and/or challenges that may have shaped your intellectual and personal development.
    • Short Answer #2 (250 words maximum): Provide insight into your potential to contribute to a community of inclusion, belonging, and respect in which scholars with diverse perspectives, abilities, and experiences can learn and collaborate productively and positively.
  7. (Optional) Additional Personal StatementsYour response to these questions is voluntary and not answering these questions will not affect your admissions decision
    • (Optional) Short Answer #3 (250 words maximum): Please address any concerns you may have in your application. If, for example, you do not believe that your academic credentials demonstrate your true capabilities, please explain why. Also, describe any gaps in your academic career and work experience or any extenuating circumstances in your profile of which the admissions committee should be made aware.
    • (optional) Short Answer #4 (250 words maximum): If there is something that you would like to highlight that you have yet to discuss in other areas of the application, please do so here.
  8. Program Essay
    • Innovative Thinking Program Statement (250 words maximum): Describe a health issue that could be addressed through health technology. Discuss how you would innovate to design a solution to address this issue.

Graduate College Application Requirements

  1. Transcript(s)
    • Unofficial transcript(s) from an accredited institution.
    • For international institutions that do not print degree conferral information on transcripts, a separate certificate of degree or diploma should also be uploaded.
    • If you attended an international institution and the academic credentials are not provided in English, a translation must accompany all documents.
    • If admission is offered, an official transcript will be required.
  2. English Proficiency
    • International applicants are required to submit an official TOEFL or IELTS score as evidence of English proficiency.
      • TOEFL: 103 or higher for full status admission; 79-102 for limited status admission with English Placement Test (EPT) requirement
      • IELTS: 7.5 or higher for full status admission; 6.5-7.0 for limited status admission with English Placement Test (EPT) requirement
  3. Application Fee
    • Domestic applicants will be required to submit a $70.00 application fee.
    • International applicants will be required to submit a $90.00 application fee.
  4. Proposed Program of Study
    • Select “Health Technology” as the Proposed Program of Study from the drop-down menu.