• Interdisciplinary Education

    Students learn through collaboration across a broad spectrum of fields for the greatest impact.
  • A Standard of Excellence

    The Department of Biomedical Informatics is committed to excellence and leadership through its strong partnerships.
  • Beneficial Research

    The Department of Biomedical Informatics is focused on research that solves real life problems in health care.

Department of Biomedical Informatics

Academic Programs

The interdisciplinary field of biomedical informatics combines ideas from computer science and quantitative disciplines such as statistics and decision science to solve problems in biology and medicine.  Our new Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Informatics degree program will educate undergraduate students in the informatics skills and knowledge to work in the growing field of biomedical informatics.

Our graduate programs emphasize the theories and methodologies of biomedical informatics while providing substantial instruction in cross-cutting areas such as data and knowledge representation, data mining and predictive modeling. Graduates from our program will be able to contribute to the growing body of research in healthcare and related fields that will define the industry for future generations.

Although BMI accepts graduate applicants from various academic backgrounds, applicants with a background in biological, medical or quantitative disciplines will be well prepared prior to entering our graduate programs. Strong applicants to our graduate programs will have successfully completed at least one course in design and analysis of algorithms, intermediate to advance college level mathematics and statistics, and possess programming experience. For more information regarding our graduate applicant requirements, please view our FAQ page

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Biomedical Informatics, BS

The BS in biomedical informatics provides the computational and analytical skills to translate health data into improved patient outcomes.

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Biomedical Informatics, MS

The Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics is designed to meet the rapidly growing need for professionals with preparation that integrates technological expertise in informatics, computer sciences, biosciences, and mathematical statistics with knowledge of the clinical environment in health organization. The program features a sequence of courses specifically designed to bring together clinicians and researchers in teams, applying new developments in informatics theory to clinical practice. 

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Biomedical Informatics, PhD

The PhD in Biomedical Informatics is specifically designed to bring together clinicians, biological scientists and informatics researchers to apply new developments in informatics theory to clinical or biological practice. Additional concentration coursework in an area of focus and emphasis on independent research are intended to place these students at the leading edge of the field. Strong collaborative relationships with a variety of health care organizations, within the bioscience industry, and with governmental agencies, provide an unparalleled opportunity for doctoral students to explore and contribute to advances in bioinformatics and informatics related to imaging, clinical medicine and public health. Students may explore special foci on cross-cutting areas, such as data mining, predictive modeling and simulation.

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Health Informatics, MAS

The Master of Advanced Study in Health Informatics is designed to offer professionals working in the field of health care an opportunity to earn a master level degree on the effective use of information technology, data science, and knowledge representation to impact health and health care. Professionals in non-health fields can also enhance their skills to transition to careers in this rapidly expanding field. Core courses provide a background in clinical informatics, while electives allow one to specialize in focus areas such as data science or mobile health. The degree prepares graduates to enhance their skills for careers in a wide range of health care settings.

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