The program is a two-year (four-semester) thesis program leading to a Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics. Our distinctive program emphasizes development in four areas:
The curriculum is designed to include the following high-level competency areas:
The program will provide graduates with marketable skills for informatics careers focused on the development of prescriptive analytics from big data sources. These uniquely trained master`s graduates will be critical to existing efforts to improve health outcomes in fields such as:
This program also prepares students to participate in research programs in:
Building a stronger presence in biomedical data sciences and informatics in clinical practice, research, and education, is a high priority for our institution.
Program option: Students can take classes on campus or online.
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) with GPA ≥ 3.1 on a 4.0 scale.
In addition, TOEFL ≥ 85 for applicants whose first language is not English. Language testing will be waived if student has received a degree from an accredited U.S. institution.
The following documents must be submitted for candidates to receive full consideration:
The Fall 2022 application process opens on December 1, 2021 and closes on July 15, 2022. 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.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. All application materials must be received before the closing date (see above). The date of your application submission will determine the term for which you qualify to begin study.
For questions regarding the program, please contact us at BIMI@tulane.edu.
The core curriculum emphasizes biomedical applications of data science and big data knowledge. Students must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours, 21 core hours and at least 9 elective hours.
All students are required to take at least one biologically relevant elective course within their 9 hours of electives. Other elective courses may be substituted with permission of the Program Director.
Visit the Tulane Catalog for more information on the required coursework and the elective options.
Full-time tuition for the 2022-2023 academic year is projected to be $28,916/year plus fees for 30 credit hours.
Students will also be charged the following estimated fees on a per-semester basis:
No tuition waivers or stipends are available for this program. Information on the possibility of financial aid loans can be found at the Tulane University Office of Financial Aid website at http://www.finaidhsc.tulane.edu/.