Bachelor of Science in Health Information Administration
Health Informatics encompasses understanding technology’s impact on people, developing new uses for technology and applying information technology in the context of another field. Augusta University offers an applied informatics bachelor’s degree in health information administration.
This degree prepares graduates for informatics-related roles in health care. Graduates may take a national credentialing exam to become a Registered Health Information Administrator. Augusta University grants a Bachelor of Science degree in health information administration.
The program is a "2+2," meaning the student completes the first two years of the core curriculum at any accredited college of choice, and the last two years as a Augusta University student. Students begin the Augusta University program fall semester of their junior year. Students who complete the program are eligible to take the national registration exam to become a Registered Health Information Administrator. The program is offered online as well as on the main campus in Augusta.
The program can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis. Full-time students complete the program in two academic years; part-time students complete the program in three academic years. Each student cohort begins fall semester. There is no rolling admissions for this program.
Completed Online Application
Application Fee: $55
GPA:Minimum GPA requirement is a cumulative 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and math/science GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. The overall GPA is calculated on all attempted academic courses, including repeated courses, and on completion of the required core. Multiple attempts of courses are all calculated in the GPA.
*Please note that Augusta University does not use a plus/minus grading system. For the admissions process, applicants' GPAs are re-calculated to align with the grading system at Augusta University.
Official Transcripts: Official transcripts are required from all universities and colleges ever attended. Only in the case of transcripts from international colleges/universities will an official course-by-course transcript evaluation be accepted in lieu of an official transcript. Official transcripts should be sent to Augusta University's Office of Academic Admissions. To remain official, all transcripts must remain in the original, unopened, sealed and stamped/signed envelope from the Registrar's office of the issuing institution. Alternatively, Augusta University will accept official electronic transcripts from the registrar's office at your prior institution. Electronic transcripts should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transcript/Credential Evaluation of Foreign Transcripts: An official, professional course-by-course evaluation based on official transcripts and documents is required for all foreign educational transcripts and documents from one of the following three credentials evaluation services: Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., World Education Services (WES), Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE). Silny and WES are recommended. Official transcript evaluations based on unofficial transcripts, documents or copies will not fulfill this requirement. International Students
References: Recommendations from two individuals are required. References should be individuals (usually college professors) qualified to assess your prior academic, employment, artistic, research and/or clinical experience and qualifications (as applicable) as well as the applicant’s potential, as an undergraduate student in the field/program selected.
Undergraduate reference forms and letters must be submitted online only. Applicants list names and provide contact information for two individuals as references during the on line application process. Once the application is received by our office, each reference will receive an email directing them to complete the online reference form. The completed reference form will then be forwarded to the Office of Academic Admissions via the online application system, XAP.
- TOEFL Exam Scores: Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test scores are required for applicants whose first language is not English.
- Minimum score: 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based or 79 internet-based.
- The institution code for submission of TOEFL scores to Augusta University is 5406. Please do not select a department code.
- Exemption from the TOEFL requirement is allowed for undergraduate students who:
- Complete courses equivalent to English Composition I and II at a regionally accredited U.S. college or university and earn at least a 2.5 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) on the two courses, with neither grade below a "C"
- Submit a score of at least 430 on the Verbal portion of the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT-I)
- Take and pass both the Reading and Essay portions of the University System of Georgia’s Regents Exam
- Submit proof of earning a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university at which English is the language of instruction
Proof of Lawful Presence: BOR Policy 4.3.4, Verification of Lawful Presence, states that “each University System institution shall verify the lawful presence in the United States of every successfully admitted person applying for resident tuition status”. Any student requesting to be classified as an in-state student must be verified as lawfully present in the U.S. before an in-state classification can be assigned.
NOTE: While every effort is made to maintain this information as current, it may be subject to change. Please check with Augusta University's Office of Academic Admission for recent updates.
NOTE: Applications deferred to another semester are subject to all admission requirements and program requirements in effect for the semester to which they are deferred.
- Completion of the following prerequisite course requirements: PREREQUISITES
- Interview: Interviews by invitation only. Applicants will be selected for an interview based on an initial review of submitted application materials. Selected applicants will be notified directly by the department.
If you would like information on the program listed above, please visit the College of Allied Health Sciences website.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education