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:
We will accept applications for academic year 2024-25 (Fall) from September 1, 2023, and will remain open until July 15, 2024. Applications are only reviewed once all required documentation is received, and applicants will be admitted on a rolling basis. Therefore, early submission of applications is highly encouraged. There is no application fee.
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 2024-2025 academic year is projected to be $31,500/to be paid on a four-semester basis ($7,875 per semester). 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 https://financialaid.tulane.edu/graduate.