Are application fee waivers available?
The Rackham Graduate Schools administers application fee waivers.
Is the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) required?
Neither HILS nor the Rackham Graduate School requires GRE scores for admission.
When are applicants notified of acceptance/rejection?
We aim to notify applicants 6-8 weeks after the receipt of their application.
Can you verify if my transcripts, recommendation letters or test scores have been received?
Applicants are able to monitor their materials using a U-M Friend Account. Instructions for accessing your account may be found in the Rackham Application Checklist.
It’s the application deadline and not all of my recommenders have submitted their letters. Will this have a negative impact on my application?
The admissions committee will begin the review process on a rolling basis for MS applications so you will want your application to be as complete as possible by the deadline.
What are the required dates for the in-person portion of the program?
The specific dates haven’t been identified yet, however, it will be at the beginning of each term: fall, winter and spring/summer. Students should expect to spend 2-3 days on campus for each session.
When traveling to Ann Arbor, where should I stay?
Find hotel information on AnnArbor.org.
What is the learning cycle project?
Students are required to complete a learning cycle project during the summer of their first year, which includes a 3-credit capstone course (LHS 622), in which they will both critically evaluate their project and learn how to communicate its findings to key stakeholders. The goal is to ensure that students are thoroughly grounded in each phase of the learning cycle, as well as experienced in the iterative nature of the learning cycle through class assignments, projects, and the summer project. Examples from recent learning cycle projects.
How will learning cycle projects be identified?
HILS-Online students will work on projects that are local to them. For example, implementation-focused projects might involve working with a local health system to identify problems of interest to the local community or health organization. Data science-related projects might involve analysis of health data and solutions to health-related problems. Students focusing on policy and ethics may work on field study-based projects related to informed consent. Similar to current practice within the residential HILS MS program, HILS-Online learners will have the opportunity to identify projects, local partners, and University of Michigan faculty experts to support their projects.
As a HILS-Online student, how much interaction will I have with the residential HILS master’s or PhD students?
Students will have the opportunity to interact with other students on a weekly basis at the HILS Seminars as well as in person at the on-campus institutes.
Will courses be synchronous or asynchronous?
Each course will include both synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities. Recorded sessions can be viewed at any time with regularly scheduled synchronous sessions with instructors and other students. Most sessions will occur on a weekday at various times, and students should anticipate spending 15-20 hours per week on coursework.
What learning management platform will the program use?
What technical support is provided if I have computer issues?
The Michigan Medicine Health Information Technology and Services (HITS) service desk is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via phone, chat, or service portal. In addition, the Information and Technology Services (ITS) at the University of Michigan has information on student computing as well as on adaptive technology.