Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics

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.

Lead the Evolution of Healthcare with our Biomedical Informatics Degree

Advances in technology have resulted in vast amounts of data becoming available to researchers and healthcare administrators. Organizing, analyzing, and utilizing this information for translational research that bridges discovery and clinical care is one of the biggest challenges facing the current generation of data scientists.

Andrew Burt discusses regulation of artificial intelligence in the healthcare industry with Sam Volchenboum

The University of Chicago Graham School’s Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics program prepares students to lead healthcare’s evolution into an era where organizations will apply their data to meet these goals. Our curriculum provides professionals from an array of disciplines with the skills and confidence to understand, build, and improve informatics solutions that can help address the most significant challenges in healthcare today.

Improving Human Health through Biomedical Informatics

With the Graham School’s Biomedical Informatics program, you not only gain a career, you also gain the opportunity to make an impact that goes beyond your own life. Through improving the quality of patient care and safety by using biomedical data of patients and communities, you have the opportunity to affect change in individuals – and the world.

The BMI program covers the whole spectrum of this burgeoning field, with specific emphasis on clinical informatics, genomics, and population health. In small, in-person classes, you’ll learn from renowned faculty and experts whose backgrounds in health, research, and technology allow you to develop the in-depth skill-set necessary for success in biomedical informatics.

Key industry partners provide input on the program’s skills-based curriculum through the Industry Advisory Board, which facilitates a local and national network of industry-based opportunities for students. Exemplifying the breadth and depth of expertise from across the University of Chicago, the program’s Faculty Advisory Committee includes members from the departments of Computer Science, Public Health Sciences, and the Pritzker School of Medicine. With expertise in clinical and research informatics, genomics, translational medicine, and computation, the University of Chicago provides an ideal home for this interdisciplinary program.

Biomedical Informatics Students Learn Practical Applications in Medical Systems

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