Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics

Health Informatics knowledge and skills to tackle everyday management issues and guide large informatics projects in clinical and research settings.

Important Dates

Second Deadline (International and Domestic) for Autumn 2018

Third Deadline for Autumn 2018
Final deadline for International students

Lead the Evolution of Healthcare

Demand for more sophisticated health information systems in biomedical informatics is rapidly growing due to advances in technology, growth in the amount of available data, and policy initiatives such as implementing ‘meaningful use’ provisions. With a high premium on patient care and research to improve future outcomes, skills acquired in the Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics program will help students understand, build, and improve informatics solutions.

The MScBMI continues the University of Chicago history of pedagogical excellence. Courses maintain the University’s tradition of providing rigorous education that encourages critical thinking. Small, in-person classes with renowned faculty and industry experts offer engaged and thoughtful instruction.

Key industry partners provide input on the program’s skills-based curriculum through the Industry Advisory Board. These partners also facilitate a local and national network of industry-based opportunities for students.

Biomedical Informatics Lecture at the University of Chicago

The Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics draws on the breadth and depth of expertise from across the University of Chicago through its Faculty Advisory Committee, including members from the departments of Computer Science, Public Health Sciences, the Pritzker School of Medicine, and the Computation Institute. The University’s expertise in genomic research, translational medicine, and computation combines to give this interdisciplinary program an ideal home.

Practical Applications in Medical Systems

Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics students learn and practice real-world skills covering relevant topics such as:

  • Electronic health record systems
  • Distribution and integration of clinical information systems
  • Evaluation methods for health information systems
  • Clinical decision support systems
  • Telemedicine and telehealth
  • Imaging systems
  • Bioinformatics systems support
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Ethical and privacy issues
  • Nursing, public health, dental and pharmacy information systems and issues



Career Advancement in Healthcare's Future

The Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics provides a strong foundation for students to readily apply informatics tools and techniques to a diverse range of problems in the biological sciences and medical fields. Completed coursework in the Biomedical Informatics program positions students for career advancement including:

  • Clinicians seeking to master medical informatics methodology to move into leadership roles
  • Technology and research specialists looking to master content and methods specific to the biomedical sector