Graduate Study in Biomedical Informatics

MS Program in Biomedical Informatics

Biomedical informatics explores the effective uses of biomedical data, information and knowledge in biomedical research and in the delivery of health care. The MS degree program focuses on key concepts and methodologies at the intersection of computer science, statistics, and the biomedical sciences. Potential students include both those in data sciences and biomedical fields. Our proposed curriculum has two tracks: A professional track is intended for students who have an undergraduate degree in computer science, engineering, biology, or a health-related field, and are interested in a terminal MS degree that will equip them to work as a biomedical informatics professional in industry, a hospital, or a research lab. A research track is aimed at students who have a professional degree in a clinical field, and are interested in doing research that has a significant biomedical informatics component.  Learn more about the MS degree program in Biomedical Informatics


Medical Informatics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

A core group of BMI faculty work at the intersection of computer sciences and biomedical investigation. These faculty train graduate students enrolled in MS or PhD program in the Department of Computer Sciences (CS). Key areas of inquiry include bioinformatics, computational biology, and machine learning as applied to problems in biomedical science. CS students often first engage with BMI faculty through coursework in bioinformatics and/or machine learning. As they develop research intereststs, they are very often funded by BMI faculty methodological or collaborative research projects and work with BMI faculty for their thesis or dissertation research. Students interested in a degree in Computer Sciences with a research focus in biomedical informatics should consult the Department of Computer Sciences Graduate Program. All application information can be found on the Department of Computer Sciences website.


To learn more about our graduate, certificate and summer programs and application procedures
please contact: Whitney Sweeney, Student Services Coordinator
Telephone: 608-262-9184 Email: sweeney [at]