Biomedical Informatics, MS

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Biomedical informatics uses data to improve human health. This two-year program aims to meet the growing need for professionals with expertise in computer and biomedical sciences, statistics and clinical environments. With your degree, you'll have a role to play in the transformation to more effective health care through information technology.

The MS in biomedical informatics is offered by the College of Health Solutions. Professionals in the field use biomedical data, information and knowledge to improve human health. Students learn problem-solving, theory and methodologies underlying the field of biomedical informatics. Students in the master's program take courses in areas such as knowledge representation, clinical environments, imaging, bioinformatics and data science. Core courses provide a background in clinical informatics, while electives allow specialization in focus areas such as data science or mobile health.

BMI fosters collaborations among academic researchers, clinical practitioners and regional health care providers to apply new developments in informatics theory to clinical practice. Biomedical informatics has a key role to play in the transformation to more effective and efficient health care through the use of knowledge and information technology.

The program educates students in the informatics knowledge and skills that will enable them to:

  • detect disease early
  • improve the patient hospital experience
  • improve the precision of diagnosis
  • improve the quality of patient health care and reduce its cost
  • minimize hospital visits

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Biomedical Informatics, MS

Plan of study

The Plan of study is the required curriculum to complete the program.

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Admission requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the College of Health Solutions.

Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree in biology, computer science, engineering, nursing or statistics from a regionally accredited institution.

Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.

All applicants must submit:

  1. graduate admission application and application fee
  2. official transcripts
  3. statement of purpose
  4. three letters of recommendation
  5. GRE scores
  6. proof of English proficiency

Additional Application Information
An applicant whose native language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency via TOEFL scores regardless of current residency.

Applicants who have earned degrees in other unrelated fields with appropriate academic backgrounds also will be considered. However, all applicants must have basic competencies in college-level calculus (similar to MAT 270), general biology (similar to BIO 188) or physiology, statistics (similar to STP 226) and basic computer programming (similar to CSE 100 or CSE 110).

The applicant's undergraduate GPA, statement of purpose and depth of preparation in their field are the primary factors affecting admission. Every applicant must submit scores for the GRE or any other graduate-level entry examination.

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