What will I learn?

Our Master of Science program focuses on Clinical Informatics and Patient-Centered Technologies (MS-CIPCT) and is open to students with a bachelor’s degree in any discipline.

As a MS-CIPCT student, you will learn how to understand and promote the increasing role of technology in clinical settings, as well as how to implement a wide variety of tools and technologies to enhance the work of healthcare professionals and improve patient outcomes.


The MS-CIPCT program requires a minimum of fifteen months to complete with full-time study, or two years on a part-time basis. The CIPCT program is offered jointly with the UW School of Medicine.

You can complete the MS-CIPCT program entirely online. In-person attendance is only required at the Annual Meeting and Orientation session in September of the first and second year.

We prepare students to be leaders, innovators, and integrators of clinical practice and technology.

Graduates can:

Evaluate current and future Health Information Technology (HIT) needs and recommend optimal solutions

Identify barriers, challenges, and solutions in HIT adoption

Interface with developers to ensure IT implementation for clinical use is effective and user-friendly

Manage adoption and use of patient-centered technologies

Assess performance of information systems in patient care

Improve the flow of patient information within and outside of an organization

Which department am I in?

School of Nursing

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
Program fees per credit: USD $668
Start date

Expected September 2022


University of Washington

Schmitz Hall, 1410 NE Campus Parkway,



98195, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Prospective graduate students must meet the following minimum requirements: Hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S.1or its equivalent from a foreign institution; Have earned at least a 3.0 grade-point-average (on a 4 point scale) for the last 90 graded quarter credits or 60 graded semester credits. Other English Language Requirements: 580 paper-based TOEFL.

For international students

Ideal applicants will have at least one year of health care delivery experience

An in-process or earned bachelor’s degree in any discipline from an accredited university (a bachelor's degree must be completed by the time you begin your program of study)

A minimum 3.0 GPA (on 4.0 scale) for the last 90 graded quarter credits

English Proficiency:

The Graduate School is temporarily accepting official test scores for both the Duolingo English Test and the TOEFL ITP Plus For China to assist international students with remote testing options. This policy is currently in effect through the autumn 2021 admission cycle (i.e., students enrolling in autumn 2021).

TOEFL iBT - Minimum Required Score (ELP Required): 80; Recommended Score (ELP Satisfied): 92 or higher

TOEFL pBT - Minimum Required Score: 500

Duolingo: Minimum Required Score (ELP Required): 105; Recommended Score (ELP Satisfied): 120 or higher

IELTS: Minimum Required Score 6.5

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.