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Biomedical Informatics Master's Program

A four-semester program designed to enrich and improve the credentials of graduates, and to prepare them for future careers in biomedical informatics, such as to apply for biomedical informatics analyst, data scientist, or other healthcare-related professions. Prospective students can apply through the Graduate Admissions Application Portal.

The Master of Biomedical Informatics degree program curriculum is designed for completion within two semesters. Classes begin in August or January. Courses are also taken during the summer sessions. 

Program option: Students can take classes on campus or online.

Admission Requirements:

The Fall 2021 application process opens on December 1, 2020 and closes on July 15, 2021. Once the program is active, applicants should adhere to guidelines listed below.

Eligibility: Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree (B.S. or B.A., preference majors are computer sciences, biological sciences, statistics, biostatistics, bioinformatics, public health, engineering, biomedical engineering, and mathematics), or be in the final stages of obtaining a Bachelor’s degree. Successful candidates should have a GPA ≥ 3.1 on a 4.0 scale.

Test Scores: Candidates should submit GRE, MCAT, or DAT test scores for consideration. Successful candidate normally score in the following ranges:

  • GRE ≥ 300
  • MCAT ≥ 504 (28)
  • DAT ≥ 16

In addition, a TOEFL ≥ 85 is required for applicants who are non-native English speakers. Language testing will be waived if the student has received a degree from an accredited U.S. institution.

The following documents must be submitted for candidates to receive full consideration:

  • Transcripts: Applicants should submit official transcripts from all previous undergraduate and graduate studies. Students are encouraged to have their institution send credentials electronically to bms@tulane.edu.
  • Personal Statement: Applicants must prepare a personal statement, which should demonstrate how the applicant's Biomedical Informatics career goals and interests align with their selected degree program. Students will submit their personal statement through the SLATE application system.
  • Letters of Recommendation: Applicants will request three letters of recommendation through the SLATE application system. Recommenders can include professors, employers, or other academic mentors. Letters of recommendation should indicate the applicant's academic history and potential for success in the Biomedical Informatics graduate program.

 

Master's Program Application Information

Prospective students can apply through the Graduate Admissions Application Portal. The Fall 2021 application process opens on December 1, 2020 and closes on July 15, 2021. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and applicants will be admitted on a competitive basis. Therefore, early submission of applications is highly encouraged.  There is no application fee.

For questions regarding the program, please contact Dr. David Crosslin (Program Director, crosslin@tulane.edu), Dr. Ashad Alam (Program Co-Director, malam@tulane.edu) or Hanna Räsänen (Section Administrator, hrasanen@tulane.edu).

 


 

Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program

The Center for Biomedical Informatics and Genomics (CBG) is currently seeking 3-5 current or future students of the Ph.D. Program in Biomedical Sciences to join its multidisciplinary research team. Interested students may choose a faculty member from the CBG to serve as their main advisor. After completing all course requirements, students will conduct research in the CBG for the duration of the program and receive an annual stipend through the Center. Curriculum specific to the CBG is forthcoming, and will be open to all students of the interdisciplinary Ph.D. program. Prospective students should apply to the Ph.D. Program in Biomedical Sciences through the School of Medicine.

For more information about the CBG, please contact Dr. David Crosslin (Program Director, crosslin@tulane.edu), Dr. Ashad Alam (Program Co-Director, malam@tulane.edu) or Hanna Räsänen (Section Administrator, hrasanen@tulane.edu).