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Division of Biomedical
Informatics & Genomics

Biomedical Informatics & Genomics Division






Biomedical Informatics Master's Program

A four-semester program designed to enrich and improve credentials of graduates to apply for Biomedical Informatics analyst, data scientist, or other healthcare-related profession career.

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 Requirement:

The Fall 2021 application process opens on December 1, 2020 and closes on June 1, 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.
  • 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 as part of the “SLATE” application system.
  • Letters of Recommendation: Applicants should submit three letters of recommendation from professors, employers, or other academic mentors with their application. These letters should indicate the applicant’s academic history and potential for success in the Biomedical Informatics graduate program.


Master's Program Application Information

The Fall 2021 application process opens on December 1, 2020 and closes on June 1, 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. Ashad Alam (Program Director, or Hanna Räsänen (Section Administrator,



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. Ashad Alam (Program Director, or Hanna Räsänen (Section Administrator,