Postbaccalaureate Students

To apply to the HIHIM program as a postbaccalaureate student, you must already have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Postbaccalaureate status is reserved for students who are working toward a second bachelor's degree or preparing to apply to graduate or professional school.

HIHIM is a program-specific admission major. Postbaccalaureate students must submit a postbaccalaureate application and apply to the HIHIM program. We recommend that you begin your applications early; all materials must be submitted by the application deadlines.

Note: Do not use the application form on the UW Office of Admissions website to apply to the HIHIM program.

Application Deadlines

The application deadline for early acceptance is February 15 at 11:59 p.m. PT. The application deadline for general acceptance is April 15 at 11:59 p.m. PT. Applications must be postmarked by the deadline to be considered for that application period. 

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in the United States, or its equivalent from a foreign institution
  • Earned a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher in all college-level courses
  • Earned a grade of 2.0 or higher in each prerequisite course and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher for all prerequisite courses

Prerequisite Courses

Applicants to the HIHIM program must complete prerequisite courses in two subjects:

Those who have completed all prerequisites by the time they apply will have priority in the admissions process. 

How to Apply

Step One: Apply to the University of Washington for HIHIM

To apply to the UW, you must submit:

Send your completed UW application (including personal statement and fee) and transcripts to:

University of Washington
Office of Admissions
1410 NE Campus Parkway
Box 355852
Seattle, WA 98195-5852

Interested in other UW majors?

Note that the application to the UW is specific to the HIHIM major. If you wish to apply for other UW majors, visit UW Admissions. You must submit the HIHIM application and pay the application fee even if you've already applied to UW Admissions for another major and paid an application fee. 

Step Two: Apply to the HIHIM program

To apply to the HIHIM program, you must submit:

  • HIHIM application form 
  • One official transcript from each college or university previously attended
  • Statement of purpose (Instructions in the HIHIM application form)
  • Resume that highlights your relevant work or volunteer experience

See HIHIM application form for instructions on how to submit your completed application.