How to apply

The application deadline for entry in September is May 1.

For external applicants

External Applicants (Not Currently a Registered Graduate Student in the School of Health Information Science)

To apply, you need to complete a UVic Graduate Studies online application.

Step 1

Standard UVic Graduate Studies Application Package:

  • You will need to obtain the appropriate transcripts, assessment reports, test scores and other documents as outlined in the application package.
  • If you are an international student, please visit the UVic Graduate Studies page for the information on minimum requirements, proper submission of your documents, Language proficiency, visas, and more.

Step 2

Materials required by the School of Health Information Science:

1. Two Assessment Reports from academic referees.

  • To strengthen your application, we recommend that your referees attach a Letter of Reference in addition to the Assessment Report.
  • If it has been more than five years since you last attended a post-secondary institution, we recommend that you include two Assessment Reports from current or former employers in place of academic referees.

2. Letter of Intent (1-2 pages) which includes:

  • Your rationale for wanting to pursue the Graduate Certificate Program in Health Terminology Standards;
  • Your thoughts on how you will use the knowledge learned from this program in your workplace;
  • Your thoughts on ways the program will improve or change your career

3. Personal Resume (maximum 4 pages) which includes:

  • Your educational background, employment history, professional/academic affiliations and other achievements such as publications or awards.

Step 3

Submit the online Graduate Studies Application Package along with the School’s requirements to the Graduate Admissions and Records Office (GARO).

For internal applicants

Internal Applicants (Currently a Registered Graduate Student in the School of Health Information Science)

Step 1

Talk to your supervisor.

Step 2

To apply, you need to complete a UVic Graduate Studies online application.

Step 3

Additional materials required by the School of Health Information Science:

1. Letter of Intent (1-2 pages) which includes:

  • Your rationale for wanting to pursue the Graduate Certificate Program in Health Terminology Standards;
  • Your thoughts on ways the program will improve or change your career

Step 4

Submit the online Graduate Studies Application Package along with the School’s requirements to the Graduate Admissions and Records Office (GARO).

Admission requirements

  1. Applicants are required to have a baccalaureate degree in a health or information technology related field from an accredited university.
  2. To be admitted, applicants must satisfy all regular admissions requirements of the UVic Faculty of Graduate Studies.
  3. Applicants without a baccalaureate degree or equivalent, but who can demonstrate significant relevant professional expertise or experience who wish to pursue only the certificate option may be admitted if they are recommended by the School.
  4. The Graduate Certificate Program in Health Terminology Standards may also be completed by our currently registered HINF graduate students in the MSc, PhD or NUHI (Master of Nursing and Master of Science in Health Informatics) programs.