Our Biomedical Informatics curriculum has been designed by academic faculty and medical industry professionals to ensure its relevance and applicability to the workforce needs in biomedical fields. Complete the degree in as quickly as one year to make an impact on the evolving field of health informatics.
Students in the Biomedical Informatics program will learn and master:
From start to finish the Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics degree can be earned in as little as 12 months to a maximum of five years. Students are able to take classes on either a part- or full-time basis. Students may enter in either the Spring or Autumn quarter.
Students will be required to complete twelve courses. Students are expected to have introductory level competency in statistics and health sciences of clinical care and may need to complete boot camps prior to matriculation. See prerequisite information below.
Students can focus their coursework with degree concentrations that explore:
Applicants will be expected to have introductory level competency in:
These requirements may be filled prior to matriculation through boot camps. Boot camps for each of these subjects are offered in February-March for Spring start and in August-September for Autumn start.
In your application, please be sure to indicate in your personal statement which courses in your transcript fulfill these requirements or how you plan to fulfill these requirements.
Core courses in the Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics expose students to the practical applications and theoretical elements that impact health informatics.
Students must take five core courses.
Students are able to customize their degree by selecting coursework to build concrete technical skills in bioinformatics, healthcare informatics, and big data analytics.
Students must choose four elective courses.
Students complete their capstone project over the course of the last three quarters of the program. Students will register for a capstone course during these quarters.
MSBI 32200: Big and Little Data in Health Care (Takes place only in Spring Quarter)
MSBI 39902: Capstone Implementation
MSBI 32100: Health IT Integration, Interoperability Standards (Takes place only in Winter Quarter)
MSBI 39901: Capstone Proposal
MSBI 39903: Capstone Writing and Presentation
"The Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics is a very well-rounded program. You take classes in leadership, in ethics, in the latest technologies—you really feel brought up-to-date in everything that matters. I didn’t know much about the field of biomedical informatics before entering the program, but given the area of focus of my career, the program made perfect sense for me.”
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