Biomedical & Health Informatics Master's Curriculum

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Curriculum Requirements

Note: the following information is available as a downloadable PDF.

Required core courses (3 courses, 9 credits)

  • Introduction to Health Informatics (MPHP 532/HSMC432)
  • Computing in Biomedical and Health Informatics (PQHS 416)
  • Statistical Methods I (PQHS 431)

Required distribution of courses (3 courses, 9 credits), choose one from each core

  • Biomedical and Health (select a course from 4 courses)
  • Computation and System Design (select a course from 5 courses)
  • Data Analytics (select a course from 11 courses)

Elective courses (2-3 courses, 6-9 credits), choose additional electives from cores or from other approved electives (14 other courses)

  • Plan A: Concentration-specific elective courses (6 credits)
  • Plan B: Concentration-specific elective courses (9 credits)

Required thesis (6 credits, Plan A) OR project (3 credits, Plan B)

  • Master’s Thesis (PQHS 651, Plan A)
  • Master Project Research/Practicum/Internship (PHQS 603, Plan B)

Total credits - 30

Students may obtain concentration designations as part of their MS in Biomedical & Health Informatics in the following three areas if they fulfill additional distribution requirements:

  • Health Informatics Management
  • Clinical Informatics
  • Bioinformatics

Example Curriculum Outline: MS in Biomedical & Health Informatics

Please note that this is included in the downloadable PDF. It does not translate well to all online formats, so is not included online.

Academic Requirements for Master’s Degree in Biomedical & Health Informatics

Plan A – MS with a thesis based on research and final oral examination

Plan B – MS requiring written internship/practicum report that is graded