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.
The goal of the Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics program is for students to learn and master the following:
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 nine courses—five core courses and four electives—and a capstone project.
Applicants will be expected to have introductory level competency in:
You may fulfill these requirements through Graham School prior to matriculation. We will offer a boot camp for each of these subjects 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. Four elective courses are required for degree completion.
Students will 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.
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